Students in the sundial garden

Open Days and Outreach

Join us for a Virtual or In-Person Open Day event to talk to current students, find out about applying and ask our Admissions Tutors your questions, or sign up for an Outreach event where you can get a taste of life as a mature student at ҹѰ.

Students in the sundial garden

Visiting ҹѰ

You are welcome to come and independently explore ҹѰ's public grounds during College opening hours. Just let the Porters at the Porters' Lodge know you are here, and they will be happy to give you a College map!

In person tours of the more private areas of College, with our Student Recruitment Officer or a Student Ambassador, are additionally available for prospective Foundation Year, Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.

To arrange a tour, please email the Outreach and Student Recruitment Officer. You can also enjoy our excellent virtual tour or take a with current student, Jake. 

In early January 2024, an was published on the University Website; it features one of our final year English undergraduate students, Ella. 


University of Cambridge Undergraduate Open Days 2024

The next Undergraduate Open Days are scheduled for Thursday 4 and Friday 5 July 2024, with bookings opening in May 2024.

The Open Days will consist of both in-person and virtual events, and you must  to attend. We recommend looking out for the Information Session for Mature Students (more details to come), as well as coming along to ҹѰ for a College tour (including the chance to meet students and see various accommodation options!)


Cambridge 21+ 2024

This free outreach programme is run jointly with our colleagues at the other mature colleges, Hughes Hall and St Edmund's. It is for home students looking to complete their first undergraduate degree. There will be an online element from 30 April - 9 May 2024, and a residential from 3-5 July 2024. You can read our recap of the successful 2023 residential

This year, once again the virtual strand of the programme will offer tailored sessions on applying to university, the value of university, study skills, finance, and on making a competitive application to Cambridge. The optional two-night residential aspect will allow students to immerse themselves in Cambridge life; you will attend departmental visits and a panel sessions with current students, receive individual advice on personal statements, and enjoy activities in the city, such as punting on the river Cam.

For full details of this exciting programme, please visit the Cambridge 21+ page. Applications for the 2024 programme are now open and you can apply .


Applying to Oxford or Cambridge as a Mature Undergraduate Webinar (21 September 2024)

You will be introduced to the Mature Colleges at both Cambridge and Oxford, hear about the Oxbridge admissions process, and have the opportunity to ask questions live to admissions staff and current mature students. 

You will also have the opportunity to submit questions to the panellists prior to the session.

This event will take place between 10:30 AM and 12:00 (UK time) and participants will be emailed the TEAMS link on the week of the event. You can sign up for this event


Mature Student Webinar Series 2023-2024 (Recorded Material)

In collaboration with the University of Cambridge Admissions Office and the other Mature Colleges in Cambridge, ҹѰ hosted a series of targeted webinars for prospective mature applicants and their supporters, whether applying for the March or October 2024 deadlines, or further on in the cycle. 

The three mature webinars targeted various aspects of the application process and student life, giving attendees an opportunity to ask questions to admissions staff and to hear from current students in live time. 

  • : An Introduction to Mature Student Applications, the Mature Colleges, Funding, and the March Deadline. You can watch the 2022 version of this same webinar .
  • : UCAS, Admissions Assessments and the 'My Cambridge' Application. You can watch the 2023 version of this same webinar .
  • : The Interview Process - Top Tips, and How Can I Prepare? You can watch the 2023 version of this same webinar . 

The University are additionally hosting a series of Subject Masterclasses throughout 2024. These offer prospective undergraduate students the chance to experience typical undergraduate teaching at the University of Cambridge, and to learn more about a topic of interest. You can find out more about these sessions and contact the team .


STEM SMART Academic Programme

The , launched in September 2021, offers enhanced learning and encouragement to UK state school students studying Maths and Science at A-level or equivalent. 

STEM SMART provides extra resources including weekly online subject specific supervisions with Cambridge academics, and regular meetings to discuss university life with Cambridge student mentors. The programme welcomes mature students, and is especially useful to those self-studying the A level curriculum. It also features a . 

Any questions you have regarding the STEM SMART programme application process and your eligibility to apply need to be directed to the STEM SMART Team. Contact details can be found . 


Mature Student Application Webinar 2023 (Recorded Material)

As part of the University's Applicant Webinar Series, the Mature Colleges delivered a session specifically designed for prospective mature undergraduates in September 2023. 

We walked though aspects of the application process that might differ for mature applicants, answered questions from attendees about College life and making a competitive application, and gave attendees the chance to hear from current mature students. 

You can watch the recording of the session , and access recordings from other webinars in the 2023 Application Series .


Mailing Lists

To be notified of future events like these, why not join our mailing list by emailing the Outreach and Student Recruitment Officer?

We strongly encourage all prospective mature applicants and their supporters to sign up to the central Cambridge Admissions mailing list, through which we will be sending a new targeted Mature student update and events newsletter multiple times per year. 

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Bespoke Events 

We are happy to arrange bespoke sessions for students and their supporters on request, including visits to FE colleges, or attendance of HE fairs and other events. We can also put prospective students in contact with a current student in their subject. Please contact our Outreach and Student Recruitment Officer.