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Thinking about Cambridge?

As the most diverse College in Cambridge, Lucy Cavendish College is dedicated to supporting students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds to apply to Cambridge and to achieve their full potential. Our exciting and extensive outreach programme aims to provide prospective applicants and their teachers/advisors with transparent and comprehensive information and advice about applying to Cambridge, and to raise attainment among high-achieving students from backgrounds that are disadvantaged or underrepresented at Cambridge.

Further information about events and opportunities for prospective applicants and their teachers/advisors to get involved with can be found below, and supplementary resources can be found on our prospective applicants webpage


Other events for Prospective Applicants

KS4 Geography Taster Day

Through interactive lectures and engaging discussions, this Taster Day on 27 October 2023 will explore various geographical concepts and phenomena that shape our planet. We aim to ignite your passion for Geography, inspire you to consider studying it at A-Level/Scottish Higher and university, and provide advice and guidance for applying to top universities and your next steps

During the taster lectures and discussions, you will have the opportunity to delve into fascinating topics across human and physical Geography and experience university-style teaching. The panel discussion will allow you to learn more about what it is like studying Geography at university, while highlighting the wide variety of fulfilling career paths available to Geography graduates - from international development to geospatial analysis - and providing guidance on how to pursue them. 

Whether you want to extend your GCSE/National 5 Geography studies, are considering applying for Geography or Social Sciences at university, or simply want to explore the world through a different lens, this Taster Day will provide valuable insights and inspiration.

Find out more and apply here

Prospective Applicants

Throughout the year, we run a limited number of guided tours for prospective applicants. 

On your tour, you will be guided around the college grounds and facilities, including the library, the dining hall, and the café. Tours will be led by either a student ambassador or a member of the Admissions Team, and there will be opportunities to ask questions about the College and the University of Cambridge during the tour. College tours last approximately 30-45 minutes.

There are not any college tours currently scheduled, but information and updates about any upcoming prospective applicant College tours will be posted on this webpage and on our monthly prospective applicant newsletter, which you can sign-up for here

Prospective applicants also have the opportunity to visit the College each year on the July and September Open Days



Information about tours for offer-holder tours will be sent to students by our Admissions Tea,/ 



We are able to accommodate a limited number of school visits throughout the year. If you are a teacher interested in booking a visit to Lucy Cavendish College with your students, please get in touch with Hayley at to enquire. 

The next Cambridge Open Days will be held on the 4th and 5th July 2024. Sign-up to our mailing list to receive updates on the 2024 Cambridge Open Days. 

Find out more about Lucy Cavendish College

Cambridge Open Days


Mailing Lists

We send out monthly newsletters to update you on exciting events, opportunities and resources from Lucy Cavendish College, the wider university, and beyond. 

Sign-up for our Student Mailing List here

Sign-up for our Teacher Mailing List here

You can also read our most recent newsletter here.


Social Media

You can follow us on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram, or like the Lucy Cavendish page on Facebook.

Resources for prospective applicants

Resources designed to help prospective applicants make a competitive application.