Lucy Cavendish moves up 8 places in the Tompkins Table

26 July 2017

Lucy Cavendish College has received its best result on record in the 2017 Tompkins Table, placed at number 18 in the table, up 8 places from last year and top of the mature colleges. 

The Tompkins Table is an annual ranking that lists the Colleges of the University of Cambridge in order of their undergraduate students' performances in that year's examinations. It was created in 1981 by Peter Tompkins of Trinity College, and is published in the student and national press.

College President Jackie Ashley said: 

"All of us at Lucy Cavendish are absolutely delighted with this year's results - a tribute to the hard work put in by Fellows, Directors of Studies, Tutors and of course, above all, our wonderful students. We have been putting in place new measures to support students from the moment they arrive in Cambridge right through to final examinations, working with our Students’ Union, and these have undoubtedly paid off.”

“We are also focussing on sporting excellence (2 out of 8 of the winning blues boat rowers this year were Lucy students), and encouraging our students to get involved in sport, drama, journalism, enterprise or any of the other fantastic opportunities available at Cambridge. Physical and emotional health are strong drivers of academic success and help prepare our students for the world beyond Cambridge.”

As we seek to grow our numbers, Lucy Cavendish is going from strength to strength."

Prospective students wishing to apply for a place at Lucy Cavendish College are invited to register for the next Admission Clinic on Thursday 7 September and places can be booked here.

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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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