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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 has recently changed admissions policy and, from 2021 entry, will be welcoming applications from suitably qualified students, regardless of age, gender and background. The College houses a vibrant international community, with a mission to play a leading role in addressing scientific, social and technological global challenges. We particularly welcome applications from those currently under-represented in the University.

Lucy Cavendish ensures a high level of support during your transition to the University and throughout your degree. We have developed an experienced tutorial team, with dedicated first year tutors. A comprehensive Bridging Programme before your first term ensures you are academically and personally ready to make the most of what the College and Cambridge has to offer. A full programme of academic study skills and career development throughout your time here then helps you to maximise your potential and ambitions.

The College is a short stroll from the centre of Cambridge, and within easy reach of all University departments, the University Library, the University Sports Centre, student performance venues and the riverside. On the College site, there is a gym, bar/café, music practice facilities and dining hall. The library is open 24/7 and students are accommodated in, or very close to College for their entire undergraduate course.

There are numerous opportunities to pursue your own interests, from sport to entrepreneurship. The College has a rich tradition of fostering creative writing: we host a literary festival and run a renowned national fiction prize, with a student category. Every year we hold a themed series of talks relating to 21st Century challenges with leading speakers, open to all: the current theme, for example is ‘Connections’, with an opening event on ‘Poetry, Science and the Brain’.


UCAS Campus Code 

Lady Margaret Road
01223 330280
Courses Available 
All courses
Student Numbers 
240 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.