FAQs

General Questions

Friday 17th March 2023, 9pm-5am at Girton College, CB3 0JG.

Tickets include access to unlimited food and drink as well as music and entertainment across Girton.

Tickets will be released in two waves. Girton students will be able to buy their tickets on Thursday the 17nd of November at 7PM and the general release will start on the 24th of November at 7PM.

This wave is for current members of Girton only. The following wave will open up sales to alumni, guests and non-Cambridge applicants.

For Girton students and Girton alumni, Standard tickets are £135 and Queue Jump tickets are £145. Standard tickets for externals are £150, with £155 for a queue jump. For more information, refer to the terms and conditions

Alumni tickets will be handled in conjunction with the development office, please look out for an email from them!

Your ticket and a valid form of ID. Your university card is NOT a valid form of ID.

Tickets are not re-sellable and non-refundable.

Yes, but no later than a week before the Ball. There is a £15 administration fee. To request a name change, email [email protected] with the email you used to purchase the ticket. It is not possible to change ticket types.

Unfortunately, no. All attendees must provide a valid ID on entry.

For any queries, please contact our IT and Ticketing officers at [email protected].

Accessibility Questions

Yes! Girton Spring Ball 2023 has signed up to the brilliant scheme launched by the Cambridge SU, DSC. The scheme has three main aims:

  • Reduce the number of students who are excluded from May Week (or similar) events due to access requirements
  • Increasing the transparency of May Balls, June Events and Garden Parties (and similar)
  • Embedding access considerations and protocols into the mind-sets of committee members, so that they can better provide accessible events in the future.

You can find more information here

Please find the pledge bellow, but please note that whilst Girton Spring Ball 2023 is not a May Week Event, we will still be following the pledge as other Balls do:

“As President of my College’s May Week Event (Girton Spring Ball 2023), I pledge to integrate improving accessibility into all parts of the planning experience such that as many people are able to enjoy the event as possible. I pledge to provide for the access needs that we can anticipate, as guided by the Access-a-ball workbook. When an unanticipated access need or a specific request is raised, we will do everything we can to accommodate and make that person feel welcome, getting advice from DSC if unsure how to proceed. We will allocate a role on the committee that is fully or partially dedicated to the Accessibility of the Event, and the individual fulfilling this role will attend the ‘Introduction to Event Accessibility’ meeting and ‘Access Statement Training’ held by ‘Access-a-Ball’. ”

Allergens will be very clearly signposted. Main allergens and dietary requirements will be accommodated but please get in touch to let us know if you have any specific requirements, so that we can make sure you are catered for.

Yes! We will have both accessible and non-gendered toilets available on the night, these will be clearly signposted and available on a map, but please feel free to ask any member of staff on the night, or contact our accessibility lead via email if you have any questions or concerns.

We are putting arrangements in place to make the ball wheelchair friendly and step free, please get in contact if you have any concerns or requirements so that we can help alleviate any concerns.

Yes! This will be clearly signposted and available on the map, but please feel free to ask any member of staff on the night, or contact our accessibility lead if you have any questions or concerns.

Hearing loops are installed in all public rooms, including the Fellows’ rooms and the Chapel. A portable loop is also available, but please let our accessibility lead know as soon as possible via email.

Arrangements for the Ball are still in progress, and whilst we don’t want to reveal too much, we will make guests aware of any strobe lighting or fireworks, via social media, information handed out on the night, and upon arrival. Please get in contact if you have any questions or concerns about these arrangements.

Yes! We will release both a smaller preliminary statement, before ticket sales, followed by a full access statement, as guided by resources from the SU/DSC. If you have any questions or concerns then please do get in contact!

For any queries, please contact our accessibility officer

Diversity and Sustainability Questions

Yes, the role is new to the Girton Spring Ball Committee this year! Our Diversity & Sustainability Officer is responsible for overseeing decision making in other departments to ensure that sustainability is considered in decision making, and also for ensuring that the ball is as accessible as possible.

We are taking special care to partner with local companies, to promote local growth and reduce our carbon footprint. We are also utilising waste in creative ways through repurposing and up-cycling, to prevent usable items going to landfill and reduce purchases of single use resources and materials.

Absolutely. We are committed to a fair selection process, ensuring good working conditions, equal pay and paying our staff the living wage. If you are interested in working for Girton Spring Ball, keep an eye out on our social media through December for more information on how to apply! If you are struggling to find any information or have specific questions, please contact our Personnel Officer, Miranda Crawford, at [email protected].