The University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine employs nearly 3,000 people spanning all varieties of staff type from Academic Professors to administrative support. The School aims to provide leadership in education, discovery and healthcare. The School will achieve this through: inspirational teaching and training, outstanding basic and clinical research and integration of these to improve medical practice for both individual patients and the population.
Read more about the Clinical School.
Save the School intranet in your favourites. Speak with the School Office if you don’t have access.
For any individuals in a research position, or in a role supporting research, please ensure you read and sign the Clinical School code of conduct on data protection and data management.
The Library can be used by all University staff – you will need to show your University Card to borrow books (fiction and non-fiction) and DVDs. There are regular tours of the library given by the library staff and if you are looking for a quiet space to study or work or some down time to do a puzzle, then you are always welcomed. Anyone with a Medschl IT account can use the computers.
Read more about the Medical Library.
Clinical School Café
Based on the ground floor of the School Office building, our Café is open daily and offers a selection of hot and cold drinks throughout the day, breakfast, sandwiches, hot meals, salads and soup as well as pastries and cakes. The daily menu can be viewed on the intranet and outside the Café.
Read more about the Café on the intranet.
Clinical School Computing Service (CSCS)
The Clinical School Computing Service (CSCS) support a large proportion of the Clinical School. CSCS offers a set of opt-in subscription-based IT Services, where different options are subscribed to depending on the needs of the individual or department. If you are not sure if your department is supported by CSCS, speak with your manager in the first instance. The CSCS Service Desk is open 9am to 5pm and can be contacted through the Contact Us page.
Read more about CSCS.
Department/Units and Institutes
The School comprises of 21 Departments/Units and Institutes and the main areas of research are:
- Cancer research
- Cardio-Respiratory Medicine
- Cellular mechanisms of disease
- Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care Genetics and Genetic Medicine Haematological and Transplantation Medicine
- Infection and Immunity
- Neurosciences and Mental Health
- Stems Cells and Regenerative Medicine.
Read more about the different departments.
Travel and Transport
Due to limited car parking spaces being available on the Biomedical Campus, staff are encouraged to use alternative means of transport. Speak to your Department Administrator if you would like to be considered for a car parking space – a waiting list is in operation. They will be able to send you a car parking access form to complete. It is necessary to have an NHS Access Card to use the University car parks.
If an individual would like car parking they will need to state the reason why in the listed categories, supply their post code to show how close/far they live from their workplace and their vehicle registration number. Once the form is completed, it should be sent to the Clinical School HR Staff Hub Team on email@example.com who will then pass the form onto the Head of General Division for consideration.
Parking permits do not guarantee a space on any given day and there are occasional times when the car parks are full. Therefore, staff are encouraged to have other transport or parking plans in place for use in exceptional circumstances.
Trains and Buses
Alternatives to car parking include using the nearby Babraham Park and Ride and Trumpington Park and Ride (Free parking for up to 18 hours – just pay to use the bus), the Universal Bus Service from £1 per journey (show your University card for discounts) and Cambridge train station.
Cycling is often the easiest (and quickest) way to get around the city and there are plenty of bike racks and cycle storage available across the campus. The Cambridge Biomedical Campus map shows cycle parking starred in red and there is limited secure cycle storage behind the Clinical School building.
As part of the University’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy, the School has taken up ownership of five electric pool bikes. The electric bikes form part of the central university’s bike pool scheme and can be used to travel between university sites throughout the day.
Anyone who wishes to use the bikes can register with the scheme by completing and submitting a user agreement. Your completed agreement form can either be handed in at the Clinical School reception desk or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can then book out a bike via reception on 01223 336700 any time you need/want to travel around the city providing you have your own cycling helmet.
Further information about the scheme and a link to the user agreement can be found here.
There are bike maintenance stands located around the campus and a Campus Cycle Hub open from 8.00 – 17.00 Mon – Fri for bike servicing located here.
The University and Clinical School run various cycling events across the year including bike maintenance workshops. Look out for these during Wellbeing Weeks and via the Environment and Energy University webpages.
Cambridge University Botanic Garden passes
Free entry to Botanical Gardens
We are pleased to confirm that we have renewed our membership with the Botanical Gardens and have a number of passes which allow free entry for Clinical School staff. The gardens remain open to the local community to enjoy walking and wellbeing during this current time.
To gain entry, it’s important to firstly check availability of passes by contacting the Clinical School Reception on 01223 336700 or email at ClinicalSchoolReception@medschl.cam.ac.uk and informing the team of the date and time you intend to visit and also request a pass number/s. This will allow us to monitor the number of passes being used at any one time and avoid you being turned away at the gate. Once you have been given a pass number, advanced bookings for the gardens are essential and you must currently pre-book using the following link, select the date you would like to attend and choose the ‘Friend’ option – Free of charge. If you require more than 2 tickets, please call 01223 336265 (select option 5) to speak to the enquiries desk (open Monday – Friday 9.30 – 4.30 (exc. 1-2pm). On arrival, you must show your booking confirmation and membership card if you have collected a physical copy or mention the Clinical School and pass number at the ticket office. Please note that entry will be refused if you have not pre-booked your visit.
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