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The University of Cambridge Open Days will be taking place on Thursday 15th September and Friday 16th September 2022. We're looking forward to welcoming you to Lucy Cavendish College!

The University of Cambridge’s Open Days are aimed at prospective applicants from Year 12 (S5 - Scotland, Y13 - N.I., or equivalent), together with their parents or supporters, to help them learn more about the University.

As part of the Cambridge Open Days, Lucy Cavendish College will be open from 9:30am-4:30pm on both the 15th and 16th of September, so please do drop by to chat with our admissions team and current students about life at Lucy and the application process! We will have an information stand for you to find out more, and frequent tours of the College campus guided by current students.

We are also hosting a number of online sessions where you will be able to talk to our Admissions team, hear more about student life at Lucy Cavendish and ask any questions about the application process. These will be a useful opportunity for students who weren't able to attend the in-person Open Day to chat with our staff and students about life at Lucy. Equally, this is a great time for students who attended in-person to ask any follow-up questions they might have.

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Lucy Cavendish College Open Days 2022

Click the drop-down menus below for key details on the events Lucy Cavendish College is running as part of the Cambridge Open Days 2022.

The Admissions team and current students will be available all day to chat about life at Lucy and making a competitive application to Cambridge. We look forward to speaking with you there!

Date: Thursday 15th September and Friday 16th September 

Time: 9:30am-4:30pm

Location: Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, CB3 0BU (student ambassadors will be on hand throughout the day to help you find your way to the information stand!). If you have any accessibility requirements, please get in touch with us at outreach@lucy.cam.ac.uk.

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Current Lucy Cavendish College students will be leading tours around our beautiful, modern campus throughout the day. On these relaxed tours, our current students will be happy to answer any questions you have about life at Lucy.

Date: Thursday 15th September and Friday 16th September 

Time: 9:30am-4:30pm

Location: Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, CB3 0BU (student ambassadors will be on hand throughout the day to help you find your way to the information stand!). If you have any accessibility requirements, please get in touch with us at outreach@lucy.cam.ac.uk.

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In these Q&A sessions, our admissions team and current students will be on hand to answer any questions you have about life at Lucy or applying to Cambridge. 

Date: Tuesday 13th September

Time: 4:30-5:30pm (UK time)

Location: Zoom - joining details will be sent to all those who register using the link below

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Who we are

Lucy Cavendish College's purpose has always been to provide opportunities for underrepresented groups to study at Cambridge. We welcome applications from suitably qualified students of all genders and, uniquely among Cambridge Colleges, we aim to admit a majority of our students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds.

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We admit around 135 undergraduate students every year. Our modern, informal campus is a short stroll from the centre of Cambridge, within easy reach of all University departments and facilities. 

Our community is truly global, with students from over 60 countries represented across the College. We pride ourselves in having one of the most socioeconomically diverse student communities in Cambridge and we are uniquely committed to widening participation at Cambridge. We are a College that feels a bit different from the rest - come and find out more!

Our president, Madeleine Atkins, welcomes you to our Open Day Webpage, and explains how Lucy Cavendish College stands out from all other Colleges in Cambridge.

 

 

 

What we stand for

Widening participation is at the heart of everything we do. We have the highest proportion of students from state schools of any Cambridge College, and we are on track to admit over 90% of our UK students from state schools in 2022. Uniquely among Cambridge Colleges, a majority of our students come from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds, and more than 1 in 4 are the first in their family to attend university. 

You will find many opportunities to meet, mix and share ideas from every background. The shared goals of tackling 21st Century challenges and having a positive impact on society – through your academic work and beyond – draws our community together across all the courses and research programmes.

Combining the best of Cambridge’s historic traditions and world-leading education with an environment and a community that reflects modern society, we are a College that is proud to be different. We are a driving force for change - come and join our inclusive, forwarding-thinking College

 

Student Life at Lucy

Moving somewhere new can be daunting, but Lucy is an informal college with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and you’ll feel at home here very quickly.

"Lucy’s diverse community is unique; it was immediately clear that everyone genuinely wanted you to thrive - personally and academically. I couldn’t imagine a friendlier, more supportive, or better place to study and live. Lucy has undoubtedly made Cambridge home." - Sophia

Hear from current students Jinheum, Natalie and Eva about what it is like to live and study at Lucy.

 

 

Get a glimpse into a day in the life of a Lucy student from Signe, a second-year student studying Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

 

 

How we support you

Lucy Cavendish College will be your home while you’re studying at Cambridge and during your time with us we will support you every step of the way. Studying at Cambridge can be challenging: the terms are short and fast-paced and the academic standards are high. So we support students throughout their time in the College in lots of different ways.

“The community at Lucy is one of the most diverse, inclusive and friendly. I was supported in my academic work and also personally; everyone wants you to succeed and get the most out of Cambridge.  I’ve made friends for life at Lucy!” - Catherine

Meet our staff and hear from them about our welcoming, inclusive and supportive community.

 

 

 

The College Campus

Our modern, informal campus is a short stroll from the centre of Cambridge, within easy reach of all University departments and facilities. The College main site includes a gym, bar, café, social spaces and study areas, music practice facilities and dining hall. The library is open 24/7 and our brand new student accommodation offers the very best living experience in a cutting-edge, eco-friendly development. There are numerous opportunities to pursue your own interests, including a lively sporting scene and many clubs, societies and teams.

We look forward to welcoming prospective applicants to our beautiful campus on the 15th and 16th September!

Learn more about life in student accommodation at Lucy from Abiola, a first-year student studying Human, Social and Political Sciences.

 

 

Find out more

As the most diverse College in Cambridge, Lucy Cavendish College is dedicated to supporting students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds to apply to Cambridge and to achieve their full potential. Our exciting and extensive outreach programme aims to provide prospective applicants and their teachers/advisors with transparent and comprehensive information and advice about applying to Cambridge, and to raise attainment among high-achieving students from backgrounds that are disadvantaged or underrepresented at Cambridge.

See our Visits and Open Days page                                                                Sign-up to our prospective applicant mailing list

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Prospective applicants

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