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Undergraduate Study



Lucy’s diverse community is unique; it was immediately clear that everyone genuinely wanted you to thrive - personally and academically. I couldn’t imagine a friendlier, more supportive, or better place to study and live. Lucy has undoubtedly made Cambridge home.


Lucy Cavendish College’s purpose has always been to provide opportunities for underrepresented groups to study at Cambridge. We welcome applications from suitably qualified students of all genders and, uniquely among Cambridge Colleges, we routinely admit over 90% of UK students from maintained sector schools and a high percentage from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds.

Combining the best of Cambridge’s historic traditions and world-leading education with an environment and a community that reflects modern society, we are a College that is proud to be different. We are a driving force for change – come and join our inclusive, forward-thinking College.

Lucy Cavendish houses a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive international community, with a mission to address scientific, social and technological global challenges. We are eager to educate those who share our values and our enterprising spirit and to inspire them to become future leaders in their fields.

We provide a high level of academic, professional and personal support during your transition to university and throughout your degree. We 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.

We also have a dedicated team of specialist practitioners to support students with special educational needs.


Our modern, informal campus offers a range of accommodation. Housed in a variety of buildings, from Victorian houses to modern apartments, all rooms are comfortable and well-equipped with access to social and kitchen spaces.

There’s also limited studio and flat accommodation available for couples and families.

Our new student accommodation is a great addition to our living spaces at Lucy Cavendish and gives you the opportunity to experience a contemporary and eco-friendly development.


The College main site includes: 

  • a gym
  • bar
  • café
  • social spaces and study areas
  • music practice facilities
  • a dining hall
  • a library, open 24/7

Location and student life

Our modern, informal campus is a short stroll from the centre of Cambridge, within easy reach of all University departments and facilities. There are numerous opportunities to pursue your own interests, including a lively sporting scene and many clubs and societies.

Lucy Cavendish College

Find out more

UCAS Campus Code 

Lady Margaret Road
01223 330280
Courses Available 
All courses except Music
Student Numbers 
431 undergraduates
c135 admitted each year
607 postgraduates

Admissions Director
Dr Mark King

Senior Tutor
Dr Jane Greatorex

College Open Days 

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