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Due to the current situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) all events will take place online for this academic year (2020-2021)

The admissions team are still very much on hand to answer any questions you may have about access, outreach, applications and admissions. You can contact the admissions team at

We also have an exciting range of online events scheduled for this year for prospective applicants See below for more details.

Upcoming events for prospective applicants in 2021




Who can attend?

Tuesday 9 March 

Wednesday 7 April 

Tuesday 11 May

Tuesday 8 June  



Admissions support sessions for prospective mature students


Event timings - 9:30am - 12:00 (UK Time)

Our support sessions give prospective mature students interested in making an application to the College (and the University of Cambridge) the opportunity to speak 1-2-1 with our Undergraduate Admissions Officer over ZOOM. 

To ensure we are able to support as many people as possible during each Admissions Clinic, individual chats are usually timed at 15 mins per person. 

Please note, these admissions clinics are not for prospective applicants for the Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine (CGCM), as we have a dedicated member of the Admissions Team who supports CGCM applicants, so any questions related to applying for this course, please email: 

To book a place on one of our upcoming support sessions, please click here. Places will be given out on a first come, first served basis. Maximum 10 bookings per day. 


Tuesday 9 March

Wednesday 7 April

Tuesday 11 May

Tuesday 8 June

Zoom Admissions Q+A for Year 12 (or equivalent) prospective applicants

Prospective applicants in year 12 or equivalent considering an application to the University of Cambridge for October 22 entry, or deferred October 2023 entry.

The group sessions will be a chance to meet our Admissions and Outreach Officer and ask any questions you may have about Lucy Cavendish College and applying to the University of Cambridge. Sign up here

Submission deadline: midnight on 31st May


Cottrell Essay Prize for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine


Our Cottrell Essay Prize in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine is open to all students in year 12 (or equivalent) attending schools both in the UK and overseas. For more information about the prize, see here

19th April

21st April

3rd May

5th May

17th May

19th May

25th May

27th May

(All at 17.00-18.30 GMT)



Lucy Cavendish College Summer Term year 12 webinars


Our year year 12 webinar series focuses on making a competition to Oxbridge and top Russell Group Universities. We will cover the following themes:

  • Introduction to Oxbridge and the Russell Group
  • The Application process for Oxbridge 
  • Exploring your subject of interest
  • Writing a competitive personal statement


This event is open to Year 12 students attending UK schools.

For full details, please see here.

Book your place here.


1st June


Physics Problem solving masterclass with the Isaac Physics  Team


Our free masterclass with the Isaac Physics team focuses on the key A-level Physics topics of Mechanics and Electricity and aims to strengthen students' problem solving skills in advance of making an application to the Physical Natural Sciences course at the University of Cambridge. 

To be eligible for this event you must be a year 12 student (or equivalent) attending a non-fee paying school in the UK. You should have achieved 8/9s in Science/Maths subjects taken at GCSE and be studying at least two Science/Maths subjects at A-level (or equivalent). Check out this page for further details. 

Saturday 24th July- Tuesday 31st August

Lucy Cavendish College Summer Preparation Programme

Our brand new Summer Preparation Programme is designed to bridge the gap between GCSE (or equivalent) study to A-levels (or equivalent) by providing students with comprehensive weekly academic support in the form of subject-specific workshops as well as study skills workshops and university readiness workshops. We aim for students to make a strong start to their post-16 study and feel confident to aim for top Universities like Cambridge.


This programme is open to students in In Year 11 in England or Wales, S4 in Scotland, or Year 12 in Northern Ireland in the academic year 2020-2021. Students must be attending a non-fee paying  school in the United Kingdom, be on track to achieve at least 5 8-9s in their GCSEs (or equivalent) and planning to take post-16 academic qualifications from September 2021  (A-levels, International Baccalaureate or Highers/Advanced Highers) at a non-fee paying UK school.


Further details and the application for are here:

Students must complete their application by 5pm on 31st May. Teacher referees must complete the teacher verification form by 5pm on 4th June.

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For more details on any of these opportunities, contact the Outreach Team


Resources for prospective applicants

Check out our page for resources designed to help prospective applicants make a competitive application.