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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

Societies, sports, and the Student Union

We encourage students to engage with their interests outside of their subject because we believe that having a healthy life balance makes you more successful as a student and brings you friendships and contacts you wouldn’t otherwise have had. Our students act and direct plays, join sports teams, learn to row from scratch, publish their writing, make music, learn coding, crochet and knit, volunteer and raise money for local charities, debate politics, become student reps, and learn to dance – amongst other things…



Settling In 

All our new students benefit from the very best academic and pastoral support right from the start of their degrees. Our fully subsidised, week-long Bridging Course is unique to Lucy Cavendish College, and allows incoming students to get to grips with life and study at Cambridge just before the start of term. Students meet their new tutors, Directors of Studies and supervisors and hone their academic skills by producing a piece of work for a mini-supervision (in-college small group teaching sessions).

We also want students to begin to feel at home at Lucy and in Cambridge, so there is also an emphasis on meeting new friends, exploring the city, and getting used to life in College.

Find out more about our unique Bridging Course



Accommodation, Facilities, and Food

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.

Subject pages

Explore the subjects offered by Lucy Cavendish College