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As part of the Cambridge Postgrad Virtual Open Days, Lucy Cavendish offered Q+A sessions to give potential applicants an opportunity to ask our Postgrad team about College life and how Lucy Cavendish can support you as a member. We also took part in the University Postgrad Virtual Open Days Live Chat.
Our Admissions team is keen to provide potential Postgrad applicants with advice about qualifications and how to apply to Cambridge. Discover more about Lucy Cavendish using the links below, and email us at email@example.com if you have any questions about College membership and how we support our Postgrad students.
If you were not able to take part in the University Postgrad Virtual Open Days, find their online resources for potential applicants here :
Who we are
Formerly a mature College for women, 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. We will admit male and female students from October 2021 and aim for a roughly equal balance across the genders in our new cohort of students.
Our Postgrad community is well established – we currently have over 400 Postgrad students studying full- and part-time taught masters and research degrees in the sciences and arts, from over 60 countries across the world.
We have strong links with the Judge Business School and admit students for the MBA, EMBA, and part-time M.Sts in Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. We also admit part-time students linked to the University’s Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) in Creative Writing, and Writing for Performance.
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. 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
We have a number of studentships and awards which new Postgrads are considered for automatically as part of their membership of Lucy Cavendish, with priority given to students who make Lucy Cavendish their first choice. We forge relationships with external organisations who are able to offer funding, and our alumnae are keen to support our students through donations and bequests. We also have a number of students who are supported by the Cambridge Trusts and other University awards.
We run a programme of sessions throughout the year specifically for Postgrads: hear from our Dr Annette Mahon, Assistant Senior Tutor (Postgrads) about our academic and study skills programme
We also focus on the opportunities available to you after Cambridge: our Careers programme experts talk about how Lucy Cavendish supports our Postgrads below
And all Postgrads have a dedicated College Tutor: a source of support for concerns about non-academic issues.
We aim to accommodate all Postgrads whose place is confirmed before the end of August, in dedicated Postgrad accommodation. We have a wide range of accommodation available, from studio flats and family accommodation, to rooms in shared student houses in key locations across the city.
Some of our most popular accommodation are our modern, spacious blocks at 100 Histon Road, which have large student common rooms and include apartments for couples and families. Mount Pleasant House is also popular with our Postgrads and has ensuite rooms, large kitchens, and self-contained studios.
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Lucy in a few words
We are proud to be a different kind of Cambridge College: a modern, informal environment. We offer the experience of a world-class, global university on a human scale.
But don't just take our word for it, here is how one of our students, Kathleen Schwind, International Relations and Politics, describes her College.
A day in the life of a Lucy student
Hear all about life at Lucy from current student Signe!
Signe comes from Denmark and is about to go into her second year as an undergrad studying Psychological and Behavioural Sciences. Her favourite thing about Lucy Cavendish is the wonderful garden (especially in sunshine) and meeting new Lucians at Elevensies at the library
Why choose Lucy Cavendish?
There are many reasons to consider applying to our College. Hear some by our students, staff and Fellows.
Keep reading to find out more about what sets our College apart!
Life @ Lucy
The Lucy Cavendish Student Union plays an important role in helping students make the most of their time in college.
Here’s our BME Officer Miriam to tell you more:
Interested in finding out more?
Contact our Postgrad Admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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