Open Days and events

Current students waiting at the front gate

You can apply to study all Cambridge courses except Veterinary Medicine at Christ's.

We run a number of events through the year to give you a chance to see the College and facilities, and talk with our students, academics and admissions staff. These include College Open Days, University Open Days (if you want to visit more than one College) and Taster Days for specific subjects.

Most events are for Year 12 (or equivalent) students, though we do run a September open day right at the beginning of Year 13.

Our next Open Days and events are listed in the table below.

If you are currently in Year 10 or Year 11, please see details of the Subject Matters events instead.

Date Event Who can attend?
22 February Year 12 Guided tour of Christ's College
(early afternoon) Booking is open
An opportunity for Year 12 prospective students who would like a guided tour of Christ's College. To request a place, please complete the booking request form.
27 April Year 12 Maths Open Day
Booking will open in March 2019. If you would like to receive an email reminder when applications open, please register your interest.
Christ's College Year 12 open day for students applying in October 2019 for Mathematics. 
Internationalmature and post-qualification candidates applying in October 2019 are also welcome.
For more information, see the maths Open Day page.

 
4 July  Cambridge University Year 12 Open Days
Booking will open in late April 2019. If you would like to receive an email reminder when booking opens, please register your interest.
Christ's College will be open as part of the university-wide Cambridge Open Days for Year 12 (or equivalent)  students from all backgrounds (all subjects). Internationalmature and post-qualification candidates applying in October 2019 are also welcome.
 
5 July Cambridge University Year 12 Open Days
Booking will open in late April. If you would like to receive an email reminder when booking opens, please register your interest.
Christ's College open as part of the university-wide Cambridge Open Days for Year 12 (or equivalent) students from all backgrounds (all subjects). Internationalmature and post-qualification candidates applying in October 2019 are also welcome.
 
13 Sept Year 13 Christ's College Open Day
Applications will open in late August 2019. If you would like to receive an email reminder when applications open, please register your interest.
Year 13 (or equivalent) students considering a Cambridge application to Christ's in October 2019. Internationalmature and post-qualification candidates applying in October 2019 are also welcome.
20 Sept Year 13 Christ's College tour as part of a larger Colleges Open Day
Further information about this event (including which other Colleges are participating) will be available in April.
Year 13 (or equivalent) students considering a Cambridge application who would like to visit Christ's and some other Colleges in October 2019. This is an opportunity to visit more than one College on the same day. Internationalmature and post-qualification candidates applying in October 2019 are also welcome.

 

Meeting with a Director of Studies

How do I request a place?

If you are interested in attending one of our events, you will need to wait until bookings / applications open and then complete an online form (following the links for the relevant event above).

If you would find it helpful to receive an email when booking opens for the event you are interested in, please feel free to register your interest

Visiting the Old Library

Can I bring parents / guardians with me?

It depends on the event:

  • Parents and guardians are welcome to attend all parts of the Cambridge Open Days (July) with you.
     
  • We offer a separate short programme for one parent or guardian per prospective student on Christ's College Open Days (September, October and February).
     
  • Our Year 12 Taster Day programmes in February / March (Biological Sciences, English, History) are for prospective students only.
     
  • At the Maths Open Day, arrangements are made for parents and guardians who would like to listen to the afternoon lectures, but it is not possible to attend the morning events at Christ's College. Please see the detail.
     

Travel information and maps

Showing visitors around the College grounds

What if I need accommodation? 

We welcome students who live a long way from Cambridge. If you will need accommodation the night before one of our events, do email admissions@christs.cam.ac.uk after completing the booking request form or application form, as we may be able to help you with this. 
 

What if I can't attend? 

Don't worry - although we offer the opportunity, we know that some of you live a very long way away and it's not always possible to attend an event. There's certainly no requirement to do this before making an application to Christ's. Many students make a successful application without having visited in advance. Do read the admissions pages thoroughly and feel free to contact us if there are specific questions that you want to ask. 

If the dates of our events don't work for you but you will be in Cambridge another time, you may visit the College any time. Please see the page on visiting Christ's as a prospective student for details. 

 

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    "All of the current students were really friendly and approachable." 

    A Year 12 prospective student

    "I found the College tour particularly enjoyable because it gave us a real insight into college life. The Directors of Studies talks were also really useful because they told us what they are looking for and gave us more information about the courses which are unique to Cambridge."

    A Year 12 prospective student