Not yet in Cambridge, or just arrived?
These links will help you to have a smooth transition to the Department of Zoology.
Visa, immigration, etc.
For all things visa and immigration related, check out the University human resources website: http://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/hr-services/immigration . Also, get in touch with Anastasia Nethenseva who deals with these matters in the department, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Health insurance in the UK
If you haven’t lived in the UK before, familiarise yourself with its health insurance system here: http://www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx and/or here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Health_Service
National insurance number
If you haven’t worked in the UK before, find out about the national insurance number (for all things tax related) here: https://www.gov.uk/national-insurance/overview
If you are looking for a place to stay while you are in Cambridge, check out the University’s accommodation services: http://www.accommodation.cam.ac.uk/ You can get access to their services before you physically arrive in Cambridge by registering yourself and having your PI confirm your eligibility.
Information for partners and families
If you are moving here with your partner and family there is a wealth information provided by the Office for Postdoc Affairs: http://www.opda.cam.ac.uk/newtocambridge/fam