Join us for Open Days!

The University of Oxford is hosting its first set of Open Days this year on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 June.

We hope you can join us at Catz, when we will be holding a number of talks and events for prospective applicants, parents and teachers to equip you with the information that you need to make an informed decision about your future.

On this page you can find out what we’re doing in College and how to get the most out of your day.

Our programme for the day

We’re open all day, with our friendly student ambassadors giving tours of the College from 9am-6pm. Not only will you get to find out more about the College, this is also a great opportunity to speak with current students here at Catz about what their experience is like. No questions are off-limits!

Subject meetings for prospective applicants – 12.15pm

These sessions will offer you a chance to meet a tutor in a subject that you are interested in and ask them any questions that you have.

We have tutors available for most subjects and they’re all really friendly and keen to talk to you!

Parents and teachers’ talk – 12.15pm

We don’t want parents and teachers to feel left out, so we’ve got an information session running just for them at the same time as the subject meetings.

Come along to hear from our Admissions team about how you can support a prospective applicant in making an application.

Introduction to Oxford talk – 1.45pm

Round off your visit to Catz with our introduction to Oxford talk.

Join us to hear about life at Catz, the admissions process and how to make a competitive application. Everyone’s welcome to come along to this final session of the day.

Our top tips for getting the most out of an Oxford Open Day

We’re really looking forward to seeing you on the day. While we’re sure you’ll have fun, there’s a lot happening in a lot of places, so it might be a little confusing. Here are our top tips to help you get the most out of your day:

1. Plan, plan, plan!

With over 50 departments and nearly 40 colleges to visit, there’s plenty to keep you busy. That’s why it’s important that you have a plan of attack. Key questions to ask yourself:

      • Which departments do you want to visit?
      • Which colleges offer the subject or subjects you want to find out more about?
      • What talks are you keen to attend?

2. Bring a notepad and pen!

It can be really helpful to jot down some of your initial thoughts and reflections on each department or college that you visit, so that they don’t all end up blurring into one in your head.

3. Ask questions and be yourself!

Remember that the Open Days are all about YOU gathering the information that you need.

We’re not going to judge or assess you in any way, all that we care about is making sure that you have the information you need to make an informed choice.

4. Follow up!

You may well come away from our Open Days with more questions than when you first came, and that’s OK.

Take the time to reflect on what you’ve learnt, remember that it’s okay to change your mind, and make sure that you get in touch to ask any questions that you still have.

Get in touch

If you’ve got any questions before, during or after the Open Days then feel free to get in touch with us on admissions@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

And if you’re posting on social media on the day, don’t forget to use #OxOpenDay