We hold a range of events for students (mature and school-age) thinking about applying to University throughout the year.

Due to the current situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) all events are cancelled for this academic year. 

However, the admissions team and the outreach staff are still very much on hand to answer any questions you may have about access, outreach, applications and admissions. Please do get in touch, and we welcome you to register any interest for school visits, experience days, taster days and open days from September 2020. We’re using this time to plan some exciting new events so please let us know what you would like to see in the next academic year. What would be most useful to students and teachers? How can we engage and motivate young people?

Please email questions and ideas to outreach@lucy.cam.ac.uk or admissions@lucy.cam.ac.uk

Some of the below events are subject-specific, others are more general and designed to give you an insight into life at the University of Cambridge.

Mathematics Open Day, 2 May 2020 - postponed

From 11:30am on Saturday 2 May Lucy Cavendish College will be offering prospective maths applicants the opportunity to meet our Director of Studies in Maths, Dr Orsola Rath-Spivack and enjoy a complimentary brunch in our Dining Hall, before being walked over to the Mathematics Faculty in the afternoon by our student helpers ready for their Open Day.

Please note, you will need to book a place on the Maths Faculty Open Day via the eventbrite page here

University-wide Open Days, held in July - postponed

The University-wide Open Days will be held on 2 and 3 July 2020. Lucy Cavendish College will take part in these Open Days and will be open from 9:30am – 4:30pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the College, meet current students, view our accommodation and speak to Admissions staff.

You can book onto the University-Wide Open Days here - www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/events/cambridge-open-days. Bookings usually open in Spring. Please note, due to limited places it is only possible to attend one of the Cambridge Open Days (either 2 or 3 July 2020)

Events for school-age students

  • Engineering Experience Day – Target Norfolk - look out for a date coming soon

Our Engineering Experience Day is a FREE annual event offering Year 9 students from state schools in Norfolk an opportunity to visit one of the world’s leading universities for engineering. The day will start at 10am at Lucy Cavendish College where you will undertake a series of study skills workshops. You will then head over to the Department of Engineering where you will take part in a number of engineering activities. The event will finish at 3pm. Bookings have now closed for this event. 

  • Women in Engineering Day - *postponed* look out for a date coming soon

Year 9 students identifying as female from UK state schools will be able to visit Cambridge and gain an insight into studying Engineering at the UK’s leading university.

There will be a focus on themes relating to the environment and sustainability, a topical subject which should fascinate your students. We will start the day at Lucy Cavendish College where students will enjoy a talk on routes into Engineering as well as an engaging lecture relating to the environmental theme. After lunch students will visit the Department of Engineering where they will take part in an exciting hands on workshop.

There is no cost to attend this event and all refreshments and lunch are provided.

We hope that this event will open up the fascinating world of Engineering to women and inform them about how to make the right A-level choices should they wish to study this degree in the future.

  • Women in Computer Science Experience Day - *postponed* look out for a date coming soon

Aimed at GCSE pupils in UK state schools who identify as female, this exciting event aims to give students the confidence to pursue Computer Science at university as well as inform them of the best A-level choices.

Students will begin their day at Lucy Cavendish College where there will be talks on studying at University by Dr John Fawcett as well as an inspiring confidence building workshop. The second part of the day will take place at the Department of Computer Science where there will be the chance to participate in a hands on workshop run by an academic from the department.

There is no cost to attend this event and all refreshments and lunch are provided.

Events for mature students

  • Admissions Clinics, held throughout the year - look out for a date coming soon

Our Admissions Clinics give potential mature applicants of age 19+ an opportunity to meet our Admissions team in person at Lucy Cavendish and learn more about the entrance requirements, admissions process, and how to make a strong application. Our Admissions Clinics are for potential applicants who have not yet applied to Cambridge at UCAS. We offer a range of dates throughout the year.  Click here for the booking form and to find out when the next Admissions Clinic will be taking place

  • Skype 1-1- sessions, held throughout the year

Potential applicants of age 19+ who aren't able to travel to Cambridge for one of our admissions events can book an informal Skype chat with our Admissions Director to learn more about the entrance requirements and how to make a strong application. Book your Skype chat here.

Please note: the Skype 1-1 is for just for prospective applicants for Undergraduate courses and Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine ONLY.

If the timing is difficult for your time zone please contact our Admissions Office to arrange an alternative.

  • HE21+ Programme, held in November

Our FREE programme provides mature students currently studying an Access to Higher Education course in either Humanities or Social Sciences with the unique opportunity to attend subject masterclasses at Lucy Cavendish College, as well optional mentoring session with current students following the Masterclass. This event has now passed, but you can read all about the day here.

  • Oxbridge event in London for Mature applicants, held in September

Harris Manchester College, Oxford and the four mature Colleges at Cambridge - Lucy Cavendish, Hughes Hall, St Edmunds, Wolfson, host an admissions event annually in September for prospective mature students (21+) who are interested in applying to either Oxford or Cambridge. The event includes information on the application process and an opportunity to meet with Admissions Tutors and current Oxford and Cambridge students.  The next event will be in September 2020 and places can be booked via this webpage from early summer 2020.

Events for postgrads

  • Graduate Course in Medicine (GCM) Open Morning, Wednesday, 9 September 2020

The mature Cambridge Colleges - Lucy Cavendish, Hughes Hall, St Edmunds, and Wolfson hold an annual joint admissions event for prospective students interested in applying to the Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine. Book your place here.

  • University-wide Postgraduate Open Day, Friday, 6 November 2020

Lucy Cavendish takes part in the annual University-wide Postgraduate Open Day by offering tours, complimentary refreshments and parking. Bookings for College and University activities as part of the Postgrad Open Day open late summer.

Contact us

For more details on any of these opportunities, contact the Outreach Team

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