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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 aim to admit a majority of our students from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. In 2022, over 90% of UK students came from maintained sector schools. The College houses a vibrant, diverse, 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.

Lucy Cavendish provides 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.

Our modern, informal campus is a short stroll from the centre of Cambridge, within easy reach of all University departments and facilities. The College main site includes a gym, bar, café, social spaces and study areas, music practice facilities and dining hall. The library is open 24/7 and our new student accommodation offers the very best living experience in a contemporary, eco-friendly development. There are numerous opportunities to pursue your own interests, including a lively sporting scene and many clubs and societies.

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 College

UCAS Campus Code 

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

Admissions Director
Dr Mark King

Senior Tutor
Dr Jane Greatorex

College Open Days 

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