Oxford University Open Days

Every year, Queen’s takes part in the annual University-wide Open Days for prospective undergraduates.

Here is an example timetable for our Open Days:

TimeEvent
9 amCollege opens to visitors
10 – 11 amTalk: ‘Why Queen’s?’ With Schools Liaison, Outreach and Recruitment Officer and Student Ambassadors
1.30 – 4 pmDrop-in session: Meet the tutors 
4 – 5 pmTalk: ‘Making a competitive application to Oxford’ With Schools Liaison, Outreach and Recruitment Officer and Student Ambassadors
5.30 pmCollege closes to visitors

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.

An example timetable is as follows: 

TimeMonTuesWedsThursFri
8 amBreakfastBreakfastBreakfastBreakfast
9 amApplication support workshopsUniversity Open DayUniversity Open DayApplication support workshops
11 amTaster tutorialsTaster tutorials
12.30 pmLunchLunchNo lunchLunch
1 pmFree time (optional tours of Bodleian library, museum visits, etc.)University Open DayUniversity Open Day
5 pmGroup A arrivesGroup A leaves/Group B arrivesFree timeGroup B leaves
6 pmDinnerDinnerDinnerDinner

Queen’s in three words? Friendly, inspiring, beautiful. It’s about having a financial support system that means everyone is on a level playing field. It’s about never being bored! There is always something to get involved in, something new to try.