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Studying at Cambridge can be challenging: the terms are short and fast-paced and the academic standards are high. So Lucy Cavendish College provides you with a high level of academic, professional and personal support during your transition to university and throughout your degree.


“The community at Lucy is one of the most diverse, inclusive and friendly. I was supported in my academic work and also personally; everyone wants you to succeed and get the most out of Cambridge. I’ve made friends for life at Lucy!” - Catherine


Settling In and Bridging Week

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.

Academic Support


Pastoral Support

University Counselling Service

The University Counselling Service provides free, confidential, professional counselling for students experiencing personal, relationship or identity problems. The service is staffed by a team of trained and accredited counsellors and therapists. who are all experienced in helping people from many different backgrounds and cultures, and with a wide range of issues. 

Find out more about Student Counselling here


Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre

The Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre (ADRC) provides a confidential and accessible advice, information and guidance service for disabled students. They aim to increase access and attainment for disabled students through academic-related disability support and the application of the principles of inclusive design. 

Find out more about applying to Cambridge as a disabled student



Careers Support

We understand that it is not only getting a great degree that is important, but what life holds after University too. Our bespoke careers initiative "Optimise your future" is run in close collaboration with the excellent University Careers Service (whose Director is one of our Fellows!), and offers students the chance to explore their future after graduation. The initiative includes access to a Careers Adviser in College, opportunities to engage with our alumni, and College careers events.

Find out more about careers support at Lucy Cavendish College

Thinking of studying with us?

Find out more about being a student at Lucy Cavendish College