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Open Days
Queen's College, Oxford
Due to the current national lockdown, we are unfortunately not open for prospective applicants to have a look around College. In safer times, we are open to prospective applicants and their supporters who wish to tour the College, either on for self-guided tour or with a guide (our Outreach Officer or a Student Ambassador.) We also run a variety of Open Days throughout the year, both in-person and online.

Oxford University Open Days

Every year, Queen's takes part in the annual University-wide Open Days for prospective undergraduates. Dates and details about the 2021 Open Days will be made available shortly.

The most recent in-person Open Day was on 20th 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:

Time Event
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

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 virtual events. 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.

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




Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
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
6pm Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner

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.

Ask Queen's

Can't make it to an Open Day? You can ask our current students your questions here.