The Admissions Team

Please contact our friendly and approachable Admissions Team for advice on any aspect of applying to Newnham.

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Dr Sam Lucy, Admissions Tutor

I’m responsible for the overall admissions process, with the help of Alice and Sophie. I also take part in many of the Arts and Social Science interviews. I’m an archaeologist specialising in late Roman and Anglo-Saxon burial and settlement, and remain an active researcher. Having been to a comprehensive school and a sixth-form college myself, I’m keen to make sure that prospective applicants have all the information they need to make a realistic application.

Charlotte Bentley, Admissions Coordinator

I studied English Literature at Leeds University and have worked in varied roles in Higher Education. I provide administrative support to the Admissions Tutor for all aspects of the undergraduate admissions process, including answering questions from prospective applicants, receiving applications and scheduling interviews. I also oversee Newnham’s Open Days, meet applicants and assist the Admissions Tutor and Schools Liaison Officer with school visits and other outreach events, in addition to deputising for the Tutorial and Admissions Manager.

Schools Liaison Officer

Sophie Parry, Schools Liaison & Outreach Officer

As Schools Liaison Officer, I work with schools and teachers to create informative and engaging outreach events for their pupils. We host visits to Newnham from schools around the UK, and work closely with schools in our link areas (Birmingham, Walsall, Enfield, Redbridge, and Dagenham and Barking). I also visit schools in our link areas to give talks on different aspects of higher education.

I graduated from Cambridge two years ago, after studying Education with Music at Christ’s College.  From my own personal experience, I know how much of a difference Access and Outreach initiatives can make for young people who have apprehensions about applying to institutions such as Cambridge. In my role as Schools Liaison & Outreach Officer, I am keen to continue providing accurate support and guidance about higher education, and hope to raise aspirations of students who may feel that they aren’t ‘good enough’ or ‘won’t fit in’ in universities like Oxbridge.