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We are now accepting new applications from people who wish to visit the Institute.  Applications must be submitted as far in advance as possible. Requests to visit the Institute 'in person'  may be subject to change if the COVID restrictions change.

Information on the possible visitor options can be found below:


Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellows are usually senior, distinguished academics who wish to spend a period of several months to a year working on a particular research project, often in collaboration with academic staff of the Institute. These are official appointments and have to approved by the Institute's Committee of Management.

Criteria for appointment

  • High academic standing both in teaching and research (or in the case of practitioners, able to demonstrate the applications of research at policy level)
  • Research interests compatible with those of the Institute
  • Planned collaboration with the members of the Institute
  • Where appropriate, the potential to make a contribution to the life of the Institute in the form of a seminar or workshop, or other relevant activity
  • We receive a great number of applications and so the success of your application may depend on the number of visitors that we have at any one time, and the facilities available for the chosen period of attachment

Application and approval process

Finding an academic host:

Applications must be made through a member of the Institute's academic staff, who would be your host. Prospective visiting fellows should review the research profiles of the Institute's academic staff, and then contact the most appropriate academic staff member to inquire if they are prepared to host them.


Application information required:

You should supply your potential academic host with the following documents / information:

  • A covering letter

  • An outline of the proposed research

  • Dates of proposed visit

  • A C.V.


Timescale:

Applications should be made at least 6 - 12 months before the intended visit, so that the approval procedure may be completed, and work space (which is limited) allocated.

Applications will be considered by the Committee of Management and successful applicants will be notified of their appointment by the Director's Office.

Visa advice

(Visiting Scholars - from outside the UK)

  • The UK Government Visa and Immigration website offers advice and guidelines on who may require a visa, and how they should apply for one. 

Further information

For further information, please contact Faith Payne (PA to the Director):

Visiting Scholars

The Institute welcomes applications from academics (i.e. Professors, Readers, Associate Professors, as well as junior academics and post-docs) to be visiting scholars at the Institute of Criminology for a short period of time.

Criteria for appointment

  • You will need to demonstrate achievements in studies and show potential in a relevant research area.
  • Research interests need to be compatible with those of the Institute.
  • Where appropriate, you will need to demonstrate the potential to make a contribution to the life of the Institute (in the form of a seminar or workshop, or other relevant activity).

Please note: We receive a great number of applications and so the success of your application may be affected by the number of visitors that we have at any one time, and the facilities available for the chosen period of attachment.

Application and approval process

Finding an academic host:

Applications must be made through a member of the Institute's academic staff who would be your host. Prospective visiting scholars should review the research profiles of the Institute's academic staff, and then contact the most appropriate academic staff member to inquire if they are prepared to host them.


Application information required:

You should supply your potential academic host with the following documents / information:

  • A covering letter
  • Dates of proposed visit
  • A research proposal (This needs to outline your proposed research work area and the 'research activities' you plan to do during your time at the Institute)
  • A CV

Application process:

Your potential academic host will then notify the Director's Office of your application. The application and related paperwork will be reviewed by the Director. The Director's Office will then notify you whether your application has been successful or not, and if approved, will begin the practical preparations for your visit.


Timescale:

The application / approval / preparation process can take several months to complete. We advise applications to be made 3 - 6 months before the intended visit.

Important information

  • Prospective visitors will not be accepted unless they have an academic host within the Institute.
  • Work space in the Institute is very limited and the majority of visitors use the Radzinowicz Library to work in. The library is closed for the month of August each year, and visitors are usually able to have limited access at this time.  Occasionally an academic host is able to offer desk space from within their office allocation.
  • The Institute does not provide funding for visiting scholars.

Visa advice

(For visiting scholars from outside the UK and Ireland)

  • The UK Government Visa and Immigration website offers advice and guidelines on who will require a visa, and how they should apply for one. 
  • The University also offers specific advice for Visiting Scholars.  If you require further advice please contact the PA to the Director  who will be able to assist you with any specific questions you may have.

Further information

For further information, please contact Faith Payne (PA to the Director):

Visiting Students

The Institute occasionally accepts PhD. students for short visits if an academic staff member is willing to act in a supervisory capacity for the duration of their visit.

It should be emphasised that the acceptance of visiting students is rare, and is dependent upon the support of the academic host.

Application and approval process

Finding an academic host:

Before making an application prospective visiting students should be in contact with a potential academic host. It is not possible to visit without a host.


Application information required:

You should supply your potential academic host with the following documents / information:

  • Dates of proposed visit
  • A research proposal (This needs to outline your proposed research work area and the 'research activities' you plan to do during your time at the Institute)
  • A CV
  • A letter from your course supervisor from your Home Institution.  This letter should include:
    • Give the name of your PhD title;
    • Explain what your PhD thesis research is about;
    • Explain how a visit to the Institute would benefit you in your degree course studies;
  • A copy of the your Institution's Home Institution Agreement (see note below).

Application process:

Your potential academic host will then notify the Director's Office of your application. The application and related paperwork will be reviewed by the Director. The Director's Office will then notify you whether your application has been successful or not, and if approved, will begin the practical preparations for your visit.


Timescale:

The application / approval / preparation process can take several months to complete.  We advise applications to be made 3 - 6 months before the intended visit.

Important information

  • Prospective visiting students are not accepted unless they have an academic host within the Institute. The host will be the primary person responsible for the visiting student during their visit.
  • Prospective students with a home institution agreement (that will require a signature on behalf of the Institute): these must forward to yourprospective host at the outset of the application process, along with all the other documents listed above.
  • Working space is very limited and nearly all of our visiting students work within the Radzinowicz Library. The library is closed during August each year, and visitors are usually able to have limited access at this time. If the academic host is able to offer desk space from within their space allocation the Director's Office will be informed, as this factor will be considered during the approval process.
  • The Institute does not provide funding for visiting students.

Visa requirements

(For visiting students from outside the UK and Ireland)

Further information

For further information, please contact Faith Payne (PA to the Director):

General Information about visiting Cambridge

COVID-19: Advice about travelling to the UK

If you are travelling to Cambridge from outside of the UK we advise all visitors to read the information from the UK Government about travel and quarantine restrictions:

Please be aware that this information is regularly updated so do check before you travel.


Accommodation

There is a wide variety of accommodation available in Cambridge to suit all budgets.  Cambridge is always busy throughout the year, so we recommend that visitors look into accommodation options well in advance of their visit dates. Some examples of place to find accommodation are listed below:


Transport Links

Buses

There is a comprehensive bus service across the city and out to the surrounding villages (Citibus), as well as routes from the 'Park Ride' car parks on the edge of the city and the Guided Busway.  Timetables for these routes can be found on the Stagecoach website.

The ‘U’ Universal Bus service goes between Eddington (in the west of the city) - City Centre - Railway Station - Addenbrookes Hospital.  This is a discounted service for University members.  Each journey (whatever the distance) is £1 when showing your University ID Card, otherwise it is £2 each way.

 

Cycling

Cambridge is very bike friendly city.  Bikes can be bought, or hired, from the following places: 

  • Kingsway Cycles (8 City Road, Cambridge, CB1 1DP).  They hire and sell second hand bikes, and do repairs.
  • Rutland Cycling (Station Road, Cambridge, CB1 2JW). They only hire bikes.
  • Rutland Cycling (The Grand Arcade, Corn Exchange Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QF). They only hire bikes.
  • City Cycle Hire (61 Newnham Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EY). They only hire bikes.
  • University Cycles (9 Victoria Avenue, Cambridge CB4 1EG). Sells secondhand bikes and does repairs. Opens: 8.30am (Mon – Sat). Closes: 5.45pm (Mon - Fri), 4.30pm (Sat).

Taxis

Cambridge has two train stations, with trains going from both stations to London, Stansted Airport, the Midlands and further afield.

  • Cambridge Station, Station Road, Cambridge (in the city centre)
  • Cambridge North Station, Cowley Road, Cambridge (on the north side of the city)

Medical Services

Travel Insurance

All visitors from oversees are recommend to organise travel insurance before traveling to the UK.

The NHS

The National Health Services (NHS) England website offers clear advice on what healthcare services overseas visitors may be entitled to use, and how much they may cost.

EHIC Card - The latest post Brexit advice for EEA and Swiss national visitors is available on the NHS EHIC website.

GP Surgery's

GP surgery's in Cambridge.

Out of Hours GP cover

  • Call NHS 111 if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. You can also call NHS 111 if you're not sure which NHS service you need.
  • Call 999 if someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

Hospital's

Addenbrooke's Hospital is the main hospital in Cambridge, and it has an A&E Department.


Things to See and Do


University Newcomers and Visiting Scholars

The University Newcomers and Visiting Scholars group is there to welcome those who are attached formally to the University, including their spouses, partners and family members. They run a program of activities each term, including a Tuesday Welcome Morning each week, and special events and trips.  All these details are available on their website.