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Welcome Lucy Cavendish Postgrad offer-holders!

Our Postgrad Admissions team will post on this page throughout the year.  The information here supplements and updates the information in your membership email from Lucy Cavendish and we recommend checking regularly for updates.  We will also email you with deadine prompts, about key issues, and with an invite and joining info for our monthly virtual Q+A sessions for Postgrad offer-holders taking place on Zoom from the end of January.

SPECIAL VIRTUAL Q+A FOR LUCY CAVENDISH POSTGRAD OFFER-HOLDERS (boosted 7 June 2021)

We will be running two similar sessions on Thursday, 24 June at 10.00 am and 4.00 pm, hosted by our Student Finance Co-ordinator.  The sessions will be an opportunity to hear how funding and finance is structured at Cambridge, and will include a mini-workshop about how to complete any necessary forms, who is billed for the different elements of funding and when, how awards and studentships are paid to students, payment dates, and funding for academically related activities such as travel, conferences, research, and fieldwork.  We send all offer-holders an email with Zoom joining instructions prior to the session. Participation, as always, is optional. 

CAMBRIDGE INSTRUMENTAL AWARD SCHEME (IAS) (posted 7 June 2021)

Postgrad offer-holders are able to apply to the Cambridge Instrumental Award Scheme (IAS).  Detailed information and an application form can be found here .  Please ignore the advertised deadlines on the website as interested Postgrad offer-holders can apply until 30 July 2021.

DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE (DRC) (boosted 29 April 2021)

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty, or a health condition that might impact your studies at Cambridge, we strongly recommend contacting the University’s Disability Resource Centre at an early stage.  Information about the support available for students can be found on the DRC website.  If you need support it is your responsibility to arrange it, and we recommend a student gives permission for the information that they provide to the DRC to be released to Lucy Cavendish in order that we can ensure the necessary support is in place for you.  For example suitable accommodation, library support, and exam arrangements.  The DRC form is available online here.  A paper version of the form is available on request if you need one, email pgadmissions@lucy.cam.ac.uk.

LUCY CAVENDISH STUDENTSHIPS NOTIFICATION OF OUTCOME (posted 29 April 2021)

Postgrad offer-holders are automatically considered for our College studentships if they have been offered Lucy Cavendish membership before our deadline of 31 March 2021.  Successful offer-holders will be notified of the outcome by email in the second half of May, and no later than 31 May 2021.  We also contact unsuccessful offer-holders by email at a similar time.

THE LEIGH STOEBER STUDENTSHIP FOR MST SOCIAL INNOVATION (boosted 29 April 2021)

Applicants who apply to the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation Studentships (CCSI) will have the opportunity to be considered for The Leigh Stoeber Studentship when they have received a formal offer of a place for the M.St Social Innovation.  Detailed information about this studentship and the deadline for application can be found on our Studentships and Awards page.

VIRTUAL Q+A FOR LUCY CAVENDISH POSTGRAD OFFER-HOLDERS (posted 29 April 2021)

Our fifth monthly Q+A for Postgrad offer-holders hosted by our Admissions team will be at 2.00 pm UK time on Thursday, 27 May.  We send all offer-holders an email with Zoom joining instructions prior to the session, including a very short survey to enable participants to pre-register questions if they wish.  Participation is optional: if you are unable to join us in May we will be holding similar sessions for Postgrad offer-holders throughout the year.

SPECIAL VIRTUAL Q+A FOR LUCY CAVENDISH POSTGRAD OFFER-HOLDERS (updated 15 April 2021)

We will be running two similar sessions on Thursday, 24 June at 10.00 am and 4.00 pm, hosted by our Student Finance Co-ordinator.  The sessions will be an opportunity to hear how funding and finance is structured at Cambridge, and will include a mini-workshop about how to complete any necessary forms, who is billed for the different elements of funding and when, how awards and studentships are paid to students, payment dates, and funding for academically related activities such as travel, conferences, research, and fieldwork.  We send all offer-holders an email with Zoom joining instructions prior to the session. Participation, as always, is optional. 

VIRTUAL Q+A FOR LUCY CAVENDISH POSTGRAD OFFER-HOLDERS (posted 29 March 2021)

Our fourth monthly Q+A for Postgrad offer-holders hosted by our Admissions team will be at 9.30 am UK time on Thursday, 29 April.  We send all offer-holders an email with Zoom joining instructions prior to the session, including a very short survey to enable participants to pre-register questions if they wish.  Participation is optional: if you are unable to join us in April we will be holding similar sessions for Postgrad offer-holders throughout the year.

VIRTUAL Q+A FOR LUCY CAVENDISH POSTGRAD OFFER-HOLDERS (posted 3 March 2021)

Our third monthly Q+A for Postgrad offer-holders hosted by our Admissions team will be at 3.30 pm UK time on Thursday, 25 March.  We send all offer-holders an email with Zoom joining instructions prior to the session.  Participation is optional: if you are unable to join this time we will be holding similar sessions for Postgrad offer-holders throughout the year.

LUCY CAVENDISH STUDENTSHIPS NOTIFICATION OF OUTCOME (posted 17 February 2021)

Postgrad offer-holders are automatically considered for our College studentships if they have been offered Lucy Cavendish membership before our deadline of 31 March 2021.  Successful offer-holders will be notified of the outcome in the second half of May, and no later than 31 May 2021.  Information about the Lucy Cavendish studentships to which this relates can be found on the Postgrad Studentships and Awards page of our website.

VIRTUAL Q+A FOR LUCY CAVENDISH POSTGRAD OFFER-HOLDERS (posted 4 February 2021)

Our second monthly Q+A for Postgrad offer-holders hosted by our Admissions team will be at 2.00 pm UK time on Thursday, 25 February.  We send all offer-holders an email with Zoom joining instructions prior to the session.  Participation is optional: if you are unable to join this time we will be holding similar sessions for Postgrad offer-holders throughout the year.

LUCY CAVENDISH STUDENTSHIPS AND AWARDS CHANGE OF DEADLINE (posted 14 January 2021)

Our studentship and awards deadline for 2021 has been extended to 31 March.  Lucy Cavendish members are automatically considered for our College awards and studentships if they have been offered College membership before our awards deadline.  Information about our College studentships and joint awards to which we subscribe can be found in the Student Funding Search and on the Studentships and Awards page of our website.

TUITION FEES AND LIVING COSTS FOR PGCE OFFER-HOLDERS (posted 14 January 2021)

PGCE offer-holders can find useful information about tuition fees and living costs - including placement costs - on the Faculty of Education website, and we send you a Lucy Cavendish financial undertaking form on which you will be asked to provide information to enable our Bursary to invoice you and/or your sponsor. 

LUCY CAVENDISH STUDENTSHIPS AND AWARDS (posted 12 January 2021)

Lucy Cavendish members are automatically considered for our College awards and studentships if they have been offered College membership before our awards deadline.  Information about our College awards and joint awards to which we subscribe can be found in the Student Funding Search and on the Studentships and Awards page of our website. Our awards deadline for 2021 entry is 28 February.

THE LEIGH STOEBER STUDENTSHIP FOR MST SOCIAL INNOVATION (posted 12 January 2021)

Applicants who apply to the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation Studentships (CCSI) will have the opportunity to be considered for The Leigh Stoeber Studentship when they have received a formal offer of a place for the M.St Social Innovation.  Detailed information about this studentship and the deadline for application can be found on our Studentships and Awards page.

VIRTUAL Q+A SESSIONS FOR LUCY CAVENDISH POSTGRAD OFFER-HOLDERS (posted 6 January 2021)

Our first monthly Q+A with the Admissions team for postgrad offer-holders will be at 1100 on Thursday, 28 January.  We will send you an email with Zoom joining instructions prior to the session.  Participation is optional – if you would like to join in please complete the very brief survey in the email when you receive it.

DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE (DRC) (updated 10 December 2020)

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty, or a health condition that might impact your studies at Cambridge, we strongly recommend contacting the University’s Disability Resource Centre at an early stage.  Information about the support available for students can be found on the DRC website.  If you need support it is your responsibility to arrange it, and we recommend a student gives permission for the information that they provide to the DRC to be released to Lucy Cavendish in order that we can ensure the necessary support is in place for you.  For example suitable accommodation, library support, and exam arrangements.  The DRC form is available online here.  A paper version of the form is available on request if you need one, email pgadmissions@lucy.cam.ac.uk.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION (posted 1 December 2020)
When your place is confirmed by PAO we will send you a form on which you will be asked to provide information to enable our Bursary to invoice you and/or your sponsor.  Your financial liability is summarised in your Self-Service Account and you should familiarise yourself with all of the fees and charges that you are liable for as a student at Cambridge.

IMMIGRATION (posted 1 December 2020)
Information for non-UK students can be read on the International Students webpage on the University website.  The University’s International Student Office offer a helpful Visa Advice Service if you have any questions about immigration and how it relates to you.

STARTER PACK (posted 1 December 2020)
Our Student Office team will send you information by email about induction, matriculation, and welcome events for Postgrads at the beginning of September with a link to our online Starter Pack, including information about how to access your Cambridge IT accounts and passwords.

COLLEGE REGISTRATION (posted 1 December 2020)
We send you information about College registration by email when your place has been confirmed by PAO.  Postgrad students beginning their course in Michaelmas 2021 should plan to arrive in Cambridge on Friday, 1 October 2021 for registration and accommodation check-in.

MEMBERSHIP EMAIL (posted 1 December 2020)

WHO WE ARE
Formerly a College for mature-age (21+) women, we are now open to students of both (and indeed all!) genders, with our first intake of male students joining us in October 2021.  Whilst we are proud of our history as a women’s College, we now aim for a roughly equal balance across the genders in our new cohort of students.

Our postgraduate community is well established – we currently have over 400 postgraduate students studying full- and part-time taught masters and research degrees in the sciences and arts, from over 60 countries across the world.  Our students are members of University sporting teams, orchestras and choral groups, societies, cultural and international groups, and volunteer within the University and local community.  Our College is a relaxed, modern campus, located just outside the city centre, within an easy walk or cycle ride of all faculties and amenities.

Our Alumnae and Honorary Fellows include an Oscar Winning actor, award winning writers, politicians, the first female director of MI5 and an Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.  Diversity, widening participation and social change are at the heart of everything we do, and we seek to make a positive change to the world in which we live.

HOW WE SUPPORT YOU
Lucy Cavendish is firmly committed to providing an outstanding environment in which to undertake Postgraduate study and research at Cambridge University.  Our postgrad webpages contain information about how our College members can support your work: we offer academic and study skills sessions specifically for postgrads throughout the year, and focus throughout your degree on careers support and advice.  

Further information about the College is available on our online College A-Z, which, together with this email, forms your membership pack.  Please read the A-Z closely; it contains information about life at Lucy Cavendish, including accommodation, and fees and charges.  To access the A-Z use the user name and password from your membership email on the log-in page.

Our Postgraduate Admissions Team will be pleased to guide you through the admissions process if you have any questions and can be contacted by email at pgadmissions@lucy.cam.ac.uk.  We use email in every instance to contact our offer-holders so please remember to update your details in your Self-Service account if necessary.

We hold monthly virtual Q+A sessions for offer-holders on Zoom from the end of January, hosted by our Postgraduate Admissions Team and joined by other key members of Lucy Cavendish at various stages throughout the year.  There is no need to book – we send all of our Postgrad offer-holders the date and Zoom joining instructions prior to the session.

Lucy Cavendish members are automatically considered for our College awards and studentships if they have been offered College membership before our awards deadline.  Information about our College awards and joint awards to which we subscribe can be found in the Student Funding Search.  Our awards deadline will be posted on our offer-holders webpage in the new year.

ACCOMMODATION

Lucy Cavendish has dedicated postgraduate accommodation – single rooms, and studios and apartments for couples and small families – in a range of bright, modern buildings.

Typically around 70% of our postgraduate students live in College accommodation.  Lucy Cavendish is usually able to accommodate postgraduate members who are confirmed by PAO by 31 August.  We make room offers to confirmed postgraduates in the first week of September, and on an ad hoc basis after that until all accommodation is full.

Please let us know now if you would be interested in College accommodation should your place be confirmed, and what type, by submitting our accommodation survey via the link in your membership email.  This does not guarantee accommodation, but it is very useful for us to know now how many prospective students would like to live in College.

We only need to know your accommodation type preference at this stage.  If you are made an accommodation offer it is possible to express additional preferences when responding to our Accommodation Team in September.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

You have been set a number of conditions to fulfill in relation to your Cambridge offer by the University Postgraduate Admissions Office (PAO) and these can be viewed on your Self-Service account.  You should try to meet your offer conditions as soon as possible, and by 31 August at the latest if you need College accommodation, but we understand that it may not be possible to meet some of your conditions until later in the year.

We recommend checking your Self-Service Account regularly as PAO will post information and requests there if they need more information from you.

When you have met all of the conditions of your offer PAO will let your Department and College know and we will contact you by email to confirm your College place and put you on our confirmed list for accommodation.