King's BME Open Day


On the 25th of June 2018, King’s College will be hosting its first official BME Open Day.

This one-day event will be open to prospective students aged 16+ from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. The aim of the event is to give BME students an opportunity to experience life at Cambridge and ask questions about anything from admissions to student life here at King’s. The event will feature a talk on admissions, a Meet the Students event in which current students and academics will be answering subject-specific questions, tours of King’s College (including the Chapel) and many more engaging activities. Lunch will be provided and support is available for long-distance travel on a needs-assessed basis.

Booking is now closed. The deadline for submitting a registration request was 5.00pm UK time, on Friday, 22nd June 2018. 

We are excited to announce that King's Alumni George the Poet will be joining us on the 25th of June to talk about his experiences at Cambridge University! 

George graduated from King's in 2013 after having studied Politics Psychology and Sociology after which he moved on to pursue a successful career as an acclaimed recording artist and social commentator. 

George will be running a session on empowerment and advice after lunch! Places are still available for the Open Day so make sure to check out the requirements for the day and sign up. 

We are expecting the programme to run from approx. 10am to 4pm.

See the timetable (subject to changes) below:

10:00-10:30 Registration  Prospective students and parents / guardians
10:30-10:45 Introduction/Welcome to Cambridge Prospective students only

Admissions talk 

Felipe Hernandez, Admissions Tutor
Prospective students only
11:15 – 11:45

Arts & Sciences talk 

meeting with fellows in your chosen subject (subject to availability)

Prospective students only

Meet current Cambridge students in your subject

chat with current students and the admissions team
Prospective students only
12:15-13:00 Lunch  Prospective students only

College tours 

with current Cambridge undergraduates
Prospective students only

Empowerment session 

George the Poet, King’s alumnus

Prospective students only

Demystifying Cambridge talk 

Q & A 
Prospective students only
14:40 – 15:30 Parents & Guardians’ session
Caro Schade, Admissions Officer
Parents / guardians only
15:30-16:00  Close Prospective students and parents / guardians.

We are looking for high performing students who show the potential to do well at A Level. Particularly, we would like to encourage capable students who have been hesitant about applying to Cambridge to register. We will have opportunities to hear from current students about their experiences.

For any further information please don’t hesitate to contact our outreach officers at or the King’s BME officer at

We hope to see you soon!

More information on our guest speaker George the Poet at: