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What happens to your Raven account after you leave Cambridge

When staff, students and academic visitors leave the University, their Raven account will be automatically transformed into a 'Raven for Life' account, which they can use to access a limited set of services after they have left Cambridge.

When you leave Cambridge, your UIS computing accounts are routinely deactivated and your access will no longer work.

If you left Cambridge in the summer of 2013 onwards, your Raven account will be transformed into a 'Raven for Life' account. This will grant you access to a limited range of services provided by the University, Colleges and Institutions (see below).

In addition to the default list of services, some people may also be given access to other resources at the discretion of their College or Institution.

Over time, other uses for 'Raven for Life' authentication may be introduced for alumni.


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What can I use my 'Raven for Life' account for?

    • Access to the Careers Service.
    • Access to view the University Lookup directory (publicly available information only).
    • Maintaining your contact information in Lookup, and controlling who can see it.
    • Specifying an alternative email address to be included in the autoreply to messages received by your @cam email.
    • Access to CamSIS (Extended Self Service options only, from 16 June 2015 onwards).
    • Access to your alumni email account (if you graduated in summer 2018 onwards).

What can't I use my 'Raven for Life' account for?

Continued access to all the other online resources you formerly used with your Raven login – for example, library access.


Last updated: March 2019

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