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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 outreach@lucy.cam.ac.uk.

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

 

Date

Event

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: admissions@lucy.cam.ac.uk 

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

1st May, 10:30 - 11:30am (UK Time) Mathematics Open Day 

Interested in studying mathematics at Cambridge? Our Directors of Studies in Mathematics, Dr Orsola Rath Spivack and Professor Benedikt Loewe will be holding an online live Q&A session for prospective mathematicians as part of the Faculty of Mathematics Open Day. Book your place 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: https://www.lucy.cam.ac.uk/summer-preparation-programme

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

Want to be added to our student mailing list so we can keep you up-to date? 

Sign up herehttps://www.tinyurl.com/LucyCavstudentsignup

Want to be added to our teachers' mailing list?

Sign up here: https://www.tinyurl.com/LucyCavteacherform

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

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.