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Thinking about Cambridge?

Lucy Cavendish College is dedicated to providing prospective applicants with transparent and comprehensive information advice about applying to Cambridge, and delivering a range of programmes designed to raise attainment among students from backgrounds which are disadvantaged or underrepresented at Cambridge. We have an exciting range of online events scheduled this year for prospective applicants and their teachers/advisors, for which further information and details can be found below.

These events are designed to supplement the resources available on our webpage, which can be found hereThe Admissions Team are also very much on hand to answer any questions you may have about access, outreach, applications, and admissions, so please don't hesitate to get in touch at


Upcoming Events for Prospective Applicants in 2021-22

The Lucy Cavendish College Summer Preparation Programme 2022 is designed to bridge the gap between GCSE (National 5/equivalent) study to A-Levels (IB/Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers/equivalent) by providing students with a month-long programme of academic enrichment tailored to their stage of the curriculum. The programme will consist of study skills workshops on a range of important themes such as time management and essay writing, university readiness sessions to support students as they plan their next steps to top Universities like Cambridge, and substantive knowledge sessions, designed to supplement students' foundational academic knowledge so that they can hit the ground running when they start their post-16 studies.

Find out more and apply here

As a College, we aim to tackle the pressing issues of the twenty-first century, and we have designed this year’s questions to get to the heart of the most important issues affecting Medicine and Veterinary Medicine during this extraordinary time. Students in Year 12 (S5 - Scotland, Y13 - N.I.) attending a UK state school are invited to choose one question from either Medicine and Veterinary and submit an essay of between 1,000-1,500 words by the 6th June 2022.

This year, we are also running a programme of support sessions to provide guidance to students entering the Cottrell Essay Prize. These sessions will offer you the opportunity to develop your essay-writing skills and gain an insight into university-level study. 

Find out more here

This series will consist of concurrent sessions, tailored for teachers/advisors at UK state schools and non-UK schools respectively. 

  1. Overview of the Cambridge Application Process
  2. Subject Matters: The Important of Post-16 Subject Choices
  3. Preparing Students for Admissions Assessments
  4. Preparing Students for Interview
  5. Common Misconceptions

Find out more and sign-up here

We are hosting a regular series of interactive webinars throughout the academic year to support Y11-13 students through the Cambridge application process. 

Sessions include:

  • Advice for prospective applicants on personal statements, admissions assessments and interviews
  • Information about Cambridge and Lucy Cavendish College
  • Comprehensive subject choice guidance for Year 11 (or equivalent) students

Find further information and register for webinars here

The College is currently closed to visitors due to it being the undergraduate exam period. Prospective applicant College tours will resume in the summer, and information about how to book these will be uploaded here in due course.


Mailing Lists

We send out monthly newsletters to update you on exciting events and opportunities happening both in Lucy Cavendish College and across the wider university. 

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Resources for prospective applicants

Resources designed to help prospective applicants make a competitive application.