Lucy Cavendish College on BBC’s The One Show

2 March 2016

Lucy Cavendish College, part of the University of Cambridge and the only college in Europe specifically for women aged 21+, will feature on The One Show, BBC1 at 7.00pm on 3 March 2016, in a report showcasing the life-changing experiences of students at the College.BBC The One Show

A team, led by reporter Lucy Siegle, recently visited Lucy Cavendish to interview College President, Jackie Ashley, and alumnae about their experiences at Cambridge. The alumnae interviews highlight the diversity of the College community and how access to a Cambridge education has impacted on their subsequent careers.

The One Show team met a number of alumnae, including Nicky Jecks who returned to higher education in her twenties, combining motherhood with studying Medicine. Now working as a doctor in the RAF, Nicky continues to value the opportunity she had to access a Cambridge education as a mature student:

BBC The One Show“I still feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude and astonishment that I was given the opportunity to realise my potential at such an amazing institution.”

As one of four Colleges in Cambridge specifically for mature students, Lucy Cavendish attracts undergraduates and graduates from diverse backgrounds to the University, and is committed to offering women an opportunity to study at the highest level – at a time of life that suits them.

Jackie Ashley, President of the College comments:

“We welcomed The One Show into our College to share our commitment to ensuring women aged 21 and over, from all backgrounds, continue to fulfil their potential at Cambridge. With over five million viewers, The One Show may well inspire BBC ONE SHOWtalented women to consider a future at our College.” 

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About Lucy Cavendish

Lucy Cavendish is the only women's college in Europe exclusively for students aged 21 or over, and a unique part of the University of Cambridge. Its undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over sixty countries, and a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. Many have changed careers or overcome significant challenges in order to reach University. The College is particularly strong in Medicine, Law, Veterinary Medicine, Psychology, the Social Sciences and English.

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