Oxford University Open Days
Every year, Queen's takes part in the annual University-wide Open Days for prospective undergraduates. The most recent Open Day was on 20 September 2019. Queen's was open to visitors from 9 am to 5.30 pm, with drop-in tours led by undergraduates running throughout the day. Here is the timetable of the day's events:
|9 am - 9.30 am||Talk: Why Queen's?|
|10 am - 11 am||Talk: Oxford explained for parents, teachers, and supporters|
|2 pm - 3 pm||Drop-in session: Meet the tutors|
|4 pm - 5 pm||Talk: Making a competitive application and Q&A with the Tutor for Admissions and College Outreach Officer|
|5.30 pm||College closes|
Unfortunately, due to the spread of Covid-19 and Government restrictions, all 2020 University Open Days did not take place in Oxford, but were replaced by a virtual event. The Virtual Open Days took place on 1st July, 2nd July and 18th September. You can find out more and still access Open Day content on the University's Virtual Open Day webpage.
Open Day Plus
Queen’s also offers an extended scheme called ‘Open Day Plus’ for students in Year 12 or equivalent from state schools in our link areas of Lancashire, Cumbria, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool, for whom travelling to Oxford during the school year is not feasible. This scheme provides school groups with two days of free accommodation and meals at Queen's, so students can attend a University Open Day and benefit from an extended programme of application support sessions run by the college.
As with the University Open Days, due to the spread of Covid-19 and Government restrictions, we unfortunately had to cancel the Open Day Plus Programme for Summer 2020. However, we hope that we will be able to offer it to the next cohort of Year 12s in Summer 2021. We would encourage any Year 12 students and their teachers from state schools in our North West link areas, who had been hoping to attend the 2020 Open Day Plus Programme, to contact our Schools Liaison Officer to discuss ways that they can support students in finding out more about Oxford and in making an application when they haven't had the opportunity to visit.
The timetable for the 2019 event was as follows:
|Time||Monday 1st July||Tuesday 2nd July||Wednesday 3rd July||Thursday 4th July||Friday 5th July|
|9am||Application support workshops||University Open Day||University Open Day||Application support workshops|
|11am||Taster tutorials||Taster tutorials|
|12.30pm||Lunch||No lunch||No lunch||Lunch|
|1pm||Free time (optional tours of Bodleian library, museum visits, etc.)||University Open Day||University Open Day||Group B leaves|
|5pm||Group A arrives||Group A leaves/Group B arrives||Free time|
Little Open Days
During our Summer Term we hold Little Open Days on a weekly basis for students who are unable to attend the main University Open Days. These days include a chance to quiz our Tutor for Admissions, Admissions Administrator and/or Schools Liaison and Outreach Officer about applying to Queen's. Attendees will enjoy lunch in College, and take a tour with current students. Unfortunately, due to the spread of Covid-19 and Government restrictions, we were not able to offer the Little Open Days in person during Summer 2020, but instead invited a number of target schools to Virtual Little Open Days where they could engage in a typed Q&A with our Student Ambassadors and receive advice about making a competitive application from our Schools Liaison Officer. We hope that we will again be able to offer in person Little Open Days in Summer 2021, if not before.
Can't make it to an Open Day? You can ask our current students your questions here.