As a graduate student at Cambridge, you will belong to one of the University's faculties, departments or affiliated institutions. These provide all your teaching and supervisions, and facilities for research. They also organise regular seminars and workshops, often with eminent speakers. Graduate students are represented on departmental, faculty and other important committees that oversee graduate matters.
Faculties and departments are overseen by Degree Committees, whose responsibility it is to oversee academic matters and make sure that graduate courses run smoothly. The Board of Graduate Studies co-ordinates the work of the Degree Committees and sets University-wide standards for graduate admission and degrees.