Lucy Cavendish College is firmly committed to providing an outstanding environment in which to undertake postgraduate study at Cambridge University.
The very first resident student at Lucy Cavendish College was a mathematician from the United States who studied here in 1966. We were pleased to welcome Peggy Allison (photograph below) back to our College recently when she named a new boat for our Boat Club on behalf of its anonymous donor.
In the years since then we have retained our commitment to postgraduate education and internationalism and developed it further.
Our graduate students now study across a wide range of subjects from archaeology to material sciences to public health. Lucy Cavendish now has a thriving community of 350 postgraduates from over 60 countries around the world, and these numbers are increasing. We offer membership to applicants for all full-time and part-time courses at Cambridge, and our postgraduate students play a very active role in College and University life.
There are many reasons to choose Lucy Cavendish as your college, including:
a vibrant and international community with a mission to play a leading role in addressing the scientific, social and technological challenges being faced globally
opportunities to present your work in a supportive but academically rigorous environment through our regular programme of graduate and post-doctoral talks
an annual poster competition and research day, where the best presentation may be turned into a podcast
academic talks and subject dinners occurring throughout the year
a dynamic social programme, described in more detail on ourLife at Lucy page. Masters and PhD students are active in many College societies and social events
a comprehensive academic skills programme, tailored to postgraduate students, described on our Study Support Page
a mentoring programme specifically designed for postgraduates
a careers programme designed to optimise your career choices.
How we support our postgraduates
We offer a wide range of support to our postgraduates:
An experienced team of personal tutors who can provide advice and support
Postgraduates can apply for grants towards the cost of travel to conferences to present their work.