Lucy Cavendish graduate students come from all over the world. Everyone enjoys the informality of College life, with students and Fellows regularly meeting over lunch or dinner and guests (of both sexes) always very welcome. Partners, in particular, are encouraged to join social activities and come to graduate meetings. Lucy Cavendish College has its own beautiful three-acre gardens, and is situated just under ten minutes' walk through the Backs, from the centre of Cambridge. The College is close to the Sidgwick site with the University Library and Arts faculties on the one side, and the Maths faculty and the West Cambridge site with the Science faculties on the other.
The College is proud of the support it can offer to students. There is a well-established graduate programme of workshops, meetings and research seminars for students (visit the Events page for further details); and there are excellent Graduate Tutors on hand to help with personal matters. Financial support is provided through a dedicated Student Finance Assistant, and there are a number of studentships and grants available. In addition, students are members of the College Students' Union which takes any concerns voiced by the student body directly to the college's Governing Body.
Lucy Cavendish College seeks to house all graduates who ask for accommodation. We normally succeed, but priority is given to first-year students. Graduates are housed in College-owned accommodation within walking distance of the central site. Some rooms are en-suite; many share a bathroom with one other student or have their own en-suite shower; others are arranged in small groups or flats with shared facilities. All have access to the University network and the internet. A limited number of flats suitable for couples are available. Full accommodation details can be found on this webpage.
Lucy Cavendish College welcomes women who have been accepted for any research or taught graduate courses, including PhD, LL.M, MPhil, MBA, the Certificate in Advanced Studies in Mathematics (Part III of the Maths Tripos), courses in clinical Medicine and clinical Veterinary Medicine, the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, the M.Ed and the part-time Master of Studies.
For a full list of the courses available to study and the cost for each, please visit the Cambridge University Graduate Courses webpage.
How to apply
Admission to almost all Graduate courses in the University of Cambridge is dealt with by the Board of Graduate Studies, and applications have to be accepted by the relevant Faculty as well as a College.
Further information can be obtained by email to the Admissions team, or by calling 01223 330280.
Studentships and Grants
Lucy Cavendish College offers a variety of studentships and grants towards the educational and research activities of its graduate students.
Find out more about the different awards and scholarships available on the Studentships and Grants webpage.
If you want to take a second undergraduate degree rather than a Masters or PhD, you will find the information you need on the 'Other students' page.
College Support and Graduate Tutors
Graduate Tutor: Orsola Rath-Spivack
Orsola is an applied mathematician. Her current work in the Faculty of Mathematics involves teaching and examining for courses on wave scattering and the Part II Computational Projects (CATAM), and research concentrating on underwater acoustics and scattering in random media. At Lucy Cavendish College she is responsible for graduate admissions and for the welfare of all graduate students. She also organises a number of graduate workshops and seminars, and is keen to support all manners of graduate activities and interaction between graduate students and Fellows
Tutorial hours: Tuesday 5.00pm - 6.00pm and Friday 11.30am - 12.30pm.
Assistant Graduate Tutors:
Dr Astrid Gall
Astrid is a molecular virologist who has trained as a veterinarian. She is a Staff Scientist in the Virus Genomics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton. Astrid has a strong research interest in genome variation, evolution and host-virus-interaction of human and animal RNA viruses. At Lucy Cavendish College she is Assistant Graduate Tutor and as such providing support to graduate student with regard to general welfare and academic life. Astrid is also supervisor for undergraduate courses in Veterinary Medicine.
Tutorial hours: Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm and Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
Dr Sue Jackson
Tutorial Manager: Gaby Jones
Gaby is the first point of contact for enquiries about undergraduate or graduate study, and administers all aspects of undergraduate and graduate admissions for the College, working with the Admissions Director. Gaby has many years' experience of helping and advising women considering mature application to Cambridge. Gaby is supported by Sarah Thomas the Tutorial Administrator (Graduate).