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Lucy Cavendish College announces a change in their admissions to support offer-holders and the University

The Governing Body of Lucy Cavendish College has unanimously agreed to accept women from the age of 18 years as undergraduate students this October.

The decision has been made in order to assist offer-holders whose A Levels and other examination results are now being upgraded as a consequence of the Government’s decision on Monday 17th August.

As a College, it has always been our purpose to provide the opportunity of a Cambridge education to students who are under-represented or who come from a disadvantaged background. It is therefore entirely fitting that in this difficult time we are as supportive as possible of those who have been deeply affected by the many changes in examination arrangements and by the turbulence in the way results have been calculated. Lucy Cavendish College will therefore accept transfers from other colleges, where desired, of women who had a firm offer for 2020 entry, who have now made their grades, but who cannot now be accommodated at other colleges.

We believe this will certainly help the University and, more importantly for the women who decide to transfer, will provide a really positive lifeline enabling them to start their Cambridge education this year.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming these additional first-year students into our college community and we will continue to do all we can to support all our new and existing students during their time with us.