The College is dedicated to helping transform women's lives and work, and Lucy Cavendish students have gone on to be successful authors, solicitors, barristers, doctors and teachers, while many have joined government departments and major international organisations; they are found in all walks of life and on every continent. You can read some of the profiles of our past and present students throughout the website.
The 360 students who make up the college community are divided equally between Undergraduates and Graduates, and they include:
- Students from every corner of the UK mixing with women from across the globe
- Students who have studied for A-levels and the International Baccalaureate working alongside others with 'Access' qualifications
- Former bankers, singers, journalists and police officers mixing with recent graduates of universities from around the world
- Students who have taken extended gap years after leaving school attend lectures alongside women who have been employed in the City for a number of years
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The College prides itself on its strong sense of community; and the pursuit of academic excellence is combined with a friendly atmosphere and a warm informality.
There is a high standard of individual attention and for those students who face financial difficulties, a range of bursaries are available.
The well-stocked library provides ample space for working in peace, while the student common room and bar provide a focal point to the College where students can relax. The College's Student Union Committee regularly arrange entertainments, events and themed nights for students. While the tranquil College gardens also offer a haven of peace away from the pressures of studying.
As for accommodation, the College can house all students who seek it in college-owned premises (most with private en-suite facilities) for the duration of their course.
The College is governed by the President, Fellows and Bursar. They are the guarantors of the academic and financial integrity of the College, and it is their duty to promote the best interests of the College and its students by supporting teaching, learning and research. Many Fellows have gained an international reputation for their research, with the College displaying particular strengths in the Sciences and the Humanities.
For more than forty years Lucy Cavendish has enriched the lives of women. Students are immersed in a learning environment that builds leadership skills and encourages the self-confidence necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals.
Students form lifelong friendships and, upon graduation, join a network of successful Alumnae. Lucy Cavendish College is the place where women seize the opportunity to succeed.