The college is affiliated to the University of Cambridge. Girton College's main buildings lie in a spacious ground that is two miles to the northwest of Cambridge city centre. The gardens, woods, lawns, orchards and sport fields that surround the college lay emphasis upon the informal and open atmosphere the Girton provides.
The college is established with the intention of providing high standard education. The environment in the college is supportive, lively and friendly that result in community spirit unique to Girton. Students are equipped with all facilities with the view of offering them international level college environment.
Girton College has a modern annexe at Wolfson Court that is about ten minutes walking from the university departments at West Cambridge and in the city centre. The Wolfson Court and main building have self-service cafeterias which provide evening meals and lunches. These are open to all students. The college has en excellent library. The library is well equipped with books and journals. It is housed in the main building. The main building also houses a well equipped computer rooms at the both sites and a reading room at Wolfson Court.
The college equips students with accommodation for at least three years. Each room of the hostel is spacious and equipped with internet connections. Students are expected to utilize all facilities in order to enhance their knowledge and skills. The college has a broad variety of student-run societies and clubs comprising amateur dramatic society and one of the best facilities for music in the university. The college provides students an extensive range of on-site sports facilities comprising rugby, football, tennis, cricket pitches, basketball courts, squash courts, croquet lawn and a well equipped gym. The college also has an indoor heated swimming pool.
Girton College was established in 1869 as the first residential college for women. Presently, there are equal numbers for men and women amongst the students and the fellowship. Girton is a pioneer in higher education for women at Cambridge. The college remains committed to offering access to a university education for all members of nationalities and social groups. The college encourages applications from a wide range of educational, social, cultural and ethnic background.
Directors of Studies:
- Archaeology & Anthropology: Dr L Janik
- Asian & Middle Eastern Studies: Dr J Aitken
- Computer Science: Mr C K Hadley
- Chemical Engineering: Mr S A Scott
- Anglo-Saxon, Norse, & Celtic: Dr C Brett
- Classics: Dr H van Noorden
- Architecture: Ms I I Schröder
- Economics: Dr C Lawson
- Engineering: Dr H Shercliff
- Geography: Dr R E Randall
- English: Dr S Garrigan Mattar
- Management Studies: Dr J Runde
- History: Dr B Griffin
- Law: Dr A Albors-Llorens
- Land Economy: Dr J S L McCombie
- Linguistics: Dr F Sinclair
- Medicine: Mr A R Jefferies
- Mathematics: Dr R M Williams
- Music: Dr M W Ennis
- Modern & Medieval Languages: Dr S Davis
- Philosophy: Dr A M Ahmed
- Veterinary Medicine: Mr A R Jefferies
- Politics, Psychology & Sociology: Dr B A Bodenhorn
- Theology & Religious Studies: Dr J Aitken
- Natural Sciences: Dr J Riley (Physical), Dr S Fulton (Biological)