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Ethnic Minorities Open Day

Welcome! King's College has been hosting an Ethnic Minorities Open Day for the last 7 years now, usually at the end of June. This event is oriented towards prospective students aged 16+ from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, currently attending a UK school. The aim of the event is to give students from under-represented groups attending UK schools an opportunity to gain an insight into life at Cambridge and ask questions about anything from admissions to student life here at King’s.

Those registering for the event will have opportunities to hear from current students about their experiences, and will also have an opportunity to ask questions to both students, and our Admissions Tutor. They will be given a tour of the college, and a chance to enjoy lunch in our servery. 

For any further information please don’t hesitate to contact our outreach officers at slo@kings.cam.ac.uk or the King’s Ethnic Minorities officers at ethnic.minorities@kcsu.org.uk

Registration for the 2024 Open Day is now closed. Registration for the 2025 event will open in spring 2025



10:30 - 11: Registration - Prospective students and parents / guardians

11 -12 Welcome and Q&A with current students - Prospective students only

12-12.30 College tours - Prospective students only

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch in King’s Hall - Prospective students only

13:30 - 14.30 Application and Interview Workshop with the Admissions Tutor, Dr Zoe Adams - Prospective students only

14.30 - 15.15 Q and A with the Admissions Tutor, Dr Zoe Adams - Prospective Students only

PARALLEL session 14:30 – 15:15 Q and A with the Admissions and Participation Co-ordinator for Parents and Guardians  - Parents / guardians only

While, due to the capacity of our rooms, parents and guardians will not be able to attend the majority of questions, there will be an opportunity for parents and guardians to talk to the Admissions and Participation Co-ordinator during the last 45 minutes of the day. 

Virtual tours of the college

If you can't attend one of our Open Days in person (see details above), you can still have a virtual look around the college grounds, our library and the famous King's College, Chapel.   

King's College, Cambridge - Tour of College for prospective students

The Library is normally closed to the public but this virtual tour will give you a sense of its appearance and different rooms.
Take a virtual tour of the College grounds and explore King's from the Front Gate to the River Cam and Fellows' Garden.
Use the 'Navigate the Chapel' button in the top left of the tour to choose a different viewing point in the Chapel.

Making a competitive application - useful resources

When you are thinking about making an application to University, it's usually best to start looking at the courses you want to apply to, to find out about the content and structure of the course.  You can find more information about the subjects offered at King's below. 

Once you know which subject you want to apply for, it's important to develop further knowledge in your subject. Successful applicants have engaged with their subject beyond the school curriculum in a variety of ways. There is no perfect formula for this, your academic journey is as individual as you are. If you are still at the beginning of this or are not sure how to continue, we have collected some resources for super-curricular engagement, that will hopefully be useful for you!

Start reading about the application process early enough! Cambridge has an earlier application deadline than other Universities and we also have some additional forms you have to fill in, as well as pre-interview assessments you may have to register for (depending on your subject). Especially if you are applying with limited support, it can be useful to get in touch with a college admissions office by email early on. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have!

Find out more about choosing your subject and see the full list of the courses available to study at King's, from Anglo-Saxon to Theology.
We encourage all prospective applicants to pursue their interests beyond the standard school curriculum.
Thinking of applying to King's? See here for a breakdown of the process, from submitting your UCAS application to receiving your offer.
Not all applicants have access to clear or accurate advice about applying to Cambridge - find out about how we can help.

Life at King's

As a student at King's you will not only study at King's. Your college is your home, the place where you sleep and eat and enjoy some of your free time! 

King's has a wealth of student societies and activities that you can take part in during your time here, from apiary to zumba.
From the College Library to the Art Room and allotments - find out what facilities we have available to students.
Find out more about the type of accommodation available for undergraduate students during their time at King's.
We always have a good range of hot and cold dishes available, and endeavour to source fresh produce from the local area.
King's is well-known for having an involved student body which actively participates in the decision-making of the College - find out more.

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