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 Roisin, 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.

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Dr Roisin Owens, Deputy Admissions Tutor for the Sciences

I’m responsible for the Sciences side of the admissions process and I take part in many of the Sciences interviews.  I am a University Lecturer at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and joined Newnham College in 2018 as a College Lecturer and Director of Studies for Chemical Engineering.

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Esme Page, Admissions Coordinator

I coordinate the administrative aspect of the undergraduate admissions process, including answering questions from prospective applicants, receiving applications and scheduling interviews. I’m the key contact for applicants during the application cycle and my name will soon become familiar!

I also oversee Newnham’s Open Days, meet applicants and assist the Admissions Tutors and Schools Liaison and Outreach Officer with school visits and other outreach events.

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Aisling Gilgeours, 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 Barking and Dagenham). I also visit schools in our link areas to give talks on different aspects of higher education.

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Amanda Groom, Tutorial and Admissions Secretary

I work within the Tutorial and Admissions team helping both current students whilst they’re at Newnham as well as Newnham applicants during the application cycle.

I get to see the full circle of students making their application to Newnham right through to students graduating!