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The Cambridge Experience: Student Community

FERSA students


We are FERSA, the graduate student organisation of the Faculty of Education. Each year we organise activities by and for graduate students including socials, academic talks, our peer reviewed publication CORERJ and welfare events.
This year we are aiming for a new and improved FERSA! You can look forward to many opportunities to interact with the graduate community of our Faculty in informal ways such as student-led skills-exchange sessions, free tea and cake in the social area, our annual Kaleidoscope conference, formal halls, and an exchange day with Oxford!
You can be part of what we do in a variety of ways: by joining a committee, by giving us your feedback or, importantly, by showing up and sharing your graduate experience at the faculty with us fellow students!
Join us

A listing of current Doctoral students and recently completed theses may be found in the People area of the website.


In May 2017 we will be celebrating our 14th annual student conference, "Kaleidoscope 2017", which has become a staple of inter-university student collaboration in education research since its first edition in 2004. (Contacts: Lina Iordanaki -, Maria Tsapali -, 

Our annual Oxford-Cambridge exchange seminar, co-organised with the Department of Education, University of Oxford, provides an opportunity for fellow students to meet and share insights and interests. This year we will host Oxford. (Contact: Danai Giampili

More details about both events to follow!

Weekly events

We are organising a variety of academic, social and welfare events. Check out our termcard or join our Facebook group to find out more.

Or just show up for our weekly tea and cake in the social area and ask us in person!


More info to follow soon about your student representatives and how to give them your feedback.

Open-review Journal

A couple of years ago FERSA began a pilot of the Cambridge Open-Review Educational Research Journal (CORERJ). This exciting student-led initiative aims to embrace emerging and innovative approaches to academic publishing in the digital age (i.e., open-reviewing), whilst maintaining rigour and professionalism. CORERJ will also feature abstracts and selected papers from the annual Kaleidoscope conference. (Contact: