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 Esme and Lucy. 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.

Esme Page, Admissions Coordinator

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 and Outreach Officer with school visits and other outreach events, in addition to acting as the Tutorial and Admissions Office Manager.

Lucy Rogers, Schools Liaison & Outreach Officer

As Schools Liaison and Outreach 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 with a BA in English from University College London, followed by an MPhil in Modern and Contemporary Literature from the University of Cambridge. Throughout this time I participated in a variety of Access and Outreach initiatives, aiming to advise and inspire young people who might otherwise feel apprehensive about applying to top universities. In my role as Schools Liaison and Outreach Officer, I provide support and guidance to potential students on a variety of topics relating to Cambridge University and higher education more generally.  In doing so, I hope especially to encourage those who might have previously felt that Oxbridge was not for them.

Amanda Groom, Tutorial and Admissions Secretary

I work within the Tutorial and Admissions team helping both current students and applicants during the application cycle.

I get to see the full circle of applicants right through to graduation!