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. For Year 10 and 11 students we recommend the University Subject Matters events (open to all Year 10 and 11 students) and we co-organise a Summer School opportunity for Year 11 students from areas of low participation in Higher Education. For Year 13, we offer open days in September right at the beginning of Year 13.

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

Date Event Who can attend?
27 April Year 12 Maths Open Day
Booking is open.
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, please 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 2019. 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.
18 - 21 August Year 11 Summer School for students who live in areas of low participation in Higher Education
Applications will open in late April 2019. If you would like to receive an email reminder when applications open, please register your interest.
Year 11 students who attend a UK state school, live in an area of low participation in Higher Education and meet some academic criteria (details). Christ's College works in collaboration with Sidney Sussex and Murray Edwards Colleges to offer this summer school.
20 - 21 August 

Advice Clinic for students considering a post-qualification application for 2020 entry (eligibility criteria apply) An appointment request form will be available on 15 August. You will need to receive your exam results before completing it.

Year 13 students at UK schools and colleges that do not charge fees can request a skype appointment if they achieve or exceed the standard Cambridge offer when A level, IB and equivalent results are published this summer. Please read the information and eligibility criteria carefully.
13 Sept Year 13 Christ's College Open Day
Booking will open in late August 2019. If you would like to receive an email reminder when booking opens, please register your interest.
New 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. If you would like to receive an email reminder nearer the time, please register your interest. New Year 13 (or equivalent) students considering a Cambridge application in October 2019 who would like to visit Christ's and some other Colleges. 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, and can also join the Christ's College tours on the 20 September multi-college event.
     
  • 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 (Year 12), February (Year 12) and September (Year 13).
     
  • 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