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Undergraduate Study



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!


** From 2021 Entry, Lucy Cavendish will be accepting applications from men and women from the standard university age. **

Lucy Cavendish College’s purpose has always been to provide opportunities for underrepresented groups to study at Cambridge. Previously a College for mature-age women, we now welcome applications from all suitably qualified students and our admissions policy means we aim to admit a majority of our students from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. The College houses a vibrant international community, with a mission to address scientific, social and technological global challenges. We particularly welcome applications from those who share our values and our entrepreneurial spirit.

Lucy Cavendish provides a high level of support during your transition to university and throughout your degree. We have an experienced tutorial team and enrol all students on a comprehensive Bridging Programme before your first term to ensure you are ready to make the most of your time here. A full programme of academic study skills, enterprise and career development throughout your degree then helps you to maximise your potential and ambitions.

Our modern, informal campus is a short stroll from the centre of Cambridge, within easy reach of all University departments and facilities. On the College site, there is a gym, bar/café and common room, music practice facilities and dining hall. The library is open 24/7 and our accommodation offers fully-equipped kitchens. There are numerous opportunities to pursue your own interests, including a lively sporting scene and many clubs, societies and teams.

For academically outstanding students seeking an unrivalled education and a community that reflects modern society, Lucy Cavendish offers a unique environment that all can truly call home at the heart of the historic University.

UCAS Campus Code 

Lady Margaret Road
01223 330280
Courses Available 
All courses
Student Numbers 
350 undergraduates
c130 admitted each year*
350 postgraduates
* Projected undergraduate student intake from 2021 following change in College admissions policy. See College website for details.

Admissions Director
Dr Mark King

Senior Tutor
Dr Jane Greatorex

College Open Days 

Check College website for information.
See also Cambridge Open Days.