If you are thinking of applying to Oxford then we encourage you to come to one of our Open Days. You might want to check first (by clicking here) whether University College offers the course you want to study. Most students attending will be in Year 12 or 13 (aged 16-18), but younger students are very welcome too! You will have the opportunity to chat to current Univ students, be shown around the College, meet subject tutors and hear a talk from the Schools Liaison and Access Officer. All of these activities offer a chance to get a real insight into life at University College and to discuss any questions or worries you may have about the admissions process.
Do I need to book a place on an Open Day?
You don't need to book to visit University College. Prospective candidates and their families are most welcome to visit the College informally between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm on any of our Open Days, and should simply report to the welcome desk when they arrive. There is no need to register, and tours of the College will be available on a regular basis. However, some other Colleges and Departments will require booking for some activities, so it is advisable to check with individual Colleges and Departments that you are keen to visit.
Making the most of an Open Day visit
As well as having a nosey around Univ, prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the relevant departments. General information about what is being offered across the wider University for the Open days is here . Univ is conveniently located right next door to the University Examination Schools – this space is used to host a variety of Open Day talks provided by the central university admissions and enquiries team.
You are very welcome to visit the College, and can drop in any day between 9.00am and 5.00pm to look around independently; just tell the porters that you are a prospective student and ask them for a copy of our prospectus. Please note that it is not possible to arrange individual meetings with subject tutors.
Travelling to University College
The College is able to offer a very limited number of rooms to enable prospective applicants who are travelling a long distance to stay overnight. This is available on a B&B basis for students with over 2.5 hours of travelling time from home. This will available on Tue 27 June, Wed 28 June and Thu 14 September. We welcome school groups as well as individual students. Please get in touch with Nelli (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to enquire about availibility.
If this information does not answer the questions you have please contact the Schools Liaison and Access Officer