Students continue to praise our staff for their friendly approach and helpful manner. We're also extremely proud of the external accreditations we hold.
Sixty staff work together at Lucy Cavendish College and they are all committed to making you feel welcome here as your “home from home”.
We run a student feedback survey every year and act on ideas for improvement that our students identify.
Our porters are often a first point of contact for students. Over 90% of students in the latest survey rated the support provided by them as “very good” or “good”. They help to sort out everyday issues that make the day run smoothly, from fixing bikes to sorting out parcels, ordering cabs to helping students with directions – and often just being there for a friendly chat.
“The support provided by the Porters is amazing. They are always happy to help you with anything you need.”
The Library staff are fantastic, know just what help you need at different stages of your course and run skill sessions that boost your academic performance. More than 90% of the student survey respondents last year rated their support as “very good” or “good”.
“[I particularly value] the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, especially the support and community offered by the librarians at the library, which is itself a lovely space.”
Our chefs and front of house team provide a wide variety of dishes each week and cater for different dietary requirements too. They enjoy preparing and serving special meals on celebratory days like Thanksgiving and themed “fun” days like Halloween. And a steady flow of delicious items finds its way to the Café from our kitchens for breakfast and morning coffee.
We are proud of our gardens, which you can enjoy freely – there are no “keep off the grass” signs here. We welcome the public when we open as part of the National Open Gardens Day each summer. Our gardening team work hard to make sure we have colour and interest in our flower beds and large garden pots all year round and especially in the late spring and early summer when students like to revise outside on sunny days.
Our Maintenance Staff
The whole community takes pride in our college buildings which are kept in excellent condition by our dedicated team of housekeeping and maintenance staff. You will have to clean your own room though!
The team in the Bursar’s Office liaise with the Student Loans Company on students’ behalf, pay studentships, bursaries and awards and, of course, will bill you for your accommodation.
The IT team run “surgeries” to sort out individual problems you might have and are constantly improving the level and range of IT services we provide.
NUS Green Impact Award
Recycling, upcycling and re-using are a big deal at the College. We have an NUS Green Impact Award at Gold level for our environmental work and have set a target to get to Platinum in the next two years.