Lucy Cavendish has a number of mechanisms in place to help support students during their time at the College, these systems have been set up to offer assistance to students in any way they need.
Academic and non-academic support
There is an established tutorial system in place, whereby the College allocates a personal tutor to each student, these tutors are members of the College, who students meet with each term; they are there to help students with any non-academic issues they wish to discuss - such as funding, personal welfare and daily life.
For academic issues, each student has a Director of Studies who can assist with queries related to supervisions, study concerns, workloads and lectures; student will also meet with their Director of Studies once a term.
There is also the College Student Union Committee - this is a student-run organisation who represent students' interests to the College's Governing Body. There are a number of different Student Union Officers each responsible for certain aspects of College life, such as sport, welfare, catering etc. You can find their contact details and areas of responsibility on the Student Union Committee webpage.
Funding and finance
The University of Cambridge will be charging UK and EU students tuition fees of £9,000 per year for all undergraduate courses in 2012. The tuition fee for those studying on a year abroad will be half the standard tuition fee during that year.
However many students will be eligible for a Cambridge Bursary which means that their tuition fee could be as low as £6,000 per year. While some students will also be eligible for a further £6,000 fee waiver through the National Scholarship Programme thus potentially reducing their tuition fee to £0 in the first year.
Rather than pay your tuition fees up front or while studying at the University, you can take out a government student loan for tuition, and defer payment until you have left Cambridge and are earning a minimum salary (currently £21,000 per year).
Lucy Cavendish College accepts that studying can be an expensive affair, which is why there are a number of funds and bursaries available to students. You can find out more about student finance arrangements and bursaries by visiting the Fees webpages, Financial Support webpages or the Bursaries and Awards webpages.
If you have any further queries about any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions team who will be able to help you out.