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Lucy Cavendish College is firmly committed to providing an outstanding environment in which to undertake Postgraduate study and research at Cambridge University. Our Postgrad students will have every opportunity to meet and share their research, and use their knowledge to make a positive contribution to society and tackle the problems the world faces.


Our Postgrad Admissions team is available throughout the year to provide potential Postgrad applicants with advice about College life and how to apply to Cambridge.

Find out more about Lucy Cavendish, our students, and what we offer using the links below. Feel free to email if you have any questions about College membership and how we support our Postgrad members.

Visiting Lucy Cavendish

Take a tour of Lucy Cavendish on Friday, 22 September with some of our current Postgrads, as part of the University's in-person College Visit Days for Postgrads.  Book your place here:

Postgrad September Open Days

The University's virtual Postgraduate Open Days, take place over two weeks October and November for potential applicants and Postgrad offers-holders.  Find out more here:

Cambridge Postgrad Open Days

Who we are

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 students of all genders, and aim for a roughly equal balance across the genders.

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

New Postgrads are considered automatically, as part of their membership of Lucy Cavendish, for our studentships and awards, with priority given to students who make Lucy Cavendish their first choice.  We forge relationships with University departments and 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.

Our Postgrads all have access to a dedicated College Tutor who they can ask for support about non-academic issues.

We run a programme of sessions throughout the year specifically for Postgrads, such as academic and study skills programmes.

Careers and Enterprise

We also focus on the opportunities available to you after Cambridge: meet Bruno Cotta, a Fellow of Lucy Cavendish, and a Careers programme expert:

Meet some of our students

Yaw is researching a Ph.D at Lucy Cavendish.

Meet Yaw Ansong Snr - engineer, medical doctor and entrepreneur











Sharena is a part-time Masters student at Lucy Cavendish - listen to her experience of life and study.

Julia studied an MPhil at Lucy. Here she shares her experience of getting more involved in College life, and gives some advice on the application process.

Kristina is studying an M.St as a member of Lucy Cavendish College. Here she tells us about her experience as a part-time student at Cambridge.

Nebat matriculated at Lucy Cavendish College in October for a Masters in Conservation Leadership.



















Abhik started an MPhil in Conservation Leadership as a member of Lucy Cavendish in October:

"Historically, Cambridge has held a Matriculation ceremony to mark your formal induction to the student body and membership to your college. It gives me extreme pleasure to be a part of Lucy Cavendish College, a college which exclusively admitted those who identified as female till last year. It feels significant, signing the register of students which contains the signatures of all who have gone before you in the college's rich history. The college community is extremely warm and welcoming. It promises to be a great year ahead and I hope to make enough memories to last a lifetime."



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.

Find out more about our accommodation here

Get to know Lucy through our video tour



Lucy Cavendish MCR

The Lucy Cavendish MCR represents the postgraduate and mature student body, and 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:

Find out about social life at Lucy   Check the Lucy Cavendish MCR website here  Check the MCR Instagram here

Interested in finding out more?

Contact our Postgrad Admissions team at                                                    

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