Open Days and events

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 take place in the academic year before you make your university applications. For younger students, we recommend the University Subject Matters events, and we also offer some September events for those who want to attend an open day just before making an application.

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

Date Event Event details and who can attend
2 & 3 July 2020 Cambridge University (Virtual) Open Days
This year the Cambridge Open Days will not take place as an event in Cambridge - we are instead looking at what we can offer online. Booking will open in May or June. If you would like to receive an email with info when booking opens, please register your interest.

Please see updates for this virtual event on the page. The event is for students from all backgrounds planning a Cambridge application in October 2020. Internationalmature and post-qualification candidates applying in October 2020 are also welcome.

Dates tbc. in August Post-qualification application advice clinic (eligibility criteria apply) Booking will open in the table on this page on 13 August 2020 (it is not possible to register interest in advance for this opportunity) Year 13 (or equivalent) students who have recieved exam results, are considering a post-qualification application for 2021 entry, and studied at a sixth form that does not charge fees (further eligibility detail)
11 Sept
2020
Christ's College Open Day
Booking will open in August. If you would like to receive an email when booking opens, please register your interest.
This event is for students from all backgrounds planning a Cambridge application in October 2020. Internationalmature and post-qualification candidates applying in October 2020 are also welcome. Further information about College open days is available.
17 and 18 Sept Cambridge September Open Days
Booking will open in August. If you would like to receive an email when booking opens, please register your interest.
Please see the Further information about this event. It is for students from all backgrounds planning a Cambridge application in October 2020. Internationalmature and potential post-qualification candidates applying in October 2020 are also welcome.
28 Oct 2020 Christ's College Open Day
Booking will open in late September. If you would like to receive an email with info when booking opens, please register your interest.
This event is for students from all backgrounds considering a Cambridge application in October 2021. Internationalmature and potential post-qualification candidates applying in October 2021 are also welcome. Further information about College open days is available.
17 Feb 2021 Christ's College Open Day
Booking will open in mid-January 2021. If you would like to receive an email with info when booking opens, please register your interest.
This event is for students from all backgrounds considering a Cambridge application in October 2021. Internationalmature and post-qualification candidates applying in October 2021 are also welcome. Further information about College open days is available.

 

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 by following the link for this in the table of events above.

Once you have completed the form, we will then have a record of your interest and will be able to send you an email with more information and the booking/application details, once booking is open.

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, and we offer a separate short programme for one parent or guardian per prospective student on Christ's College Open Days, which take place in October, February and September.
     
  • Our Taster Day programmes in February / March (Biological Sciences, EnglishEconomicsHistory) 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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