Cambridge University Virtual Open Days 2 & 3 July 2020

The annual Cambridge Open Days will take place in a virtual format on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 of July this year. All university departments and Cambridge Colleges are taking part in these events, which you will be able to access online. 

Please visit the central university website for more information about centrally organised events

Booking is now open. To book a place, you will need to fill in this online booking form!

 

What's on at King's?

In addition to events run by the central University, King's will be participating with college specific sessions on 2nd and 3rd July as well. These sessions are aimed at Year 12 students who are planning to apply to University in October 2020 for entry in 2021 or deferred entry in 2022. Teachers, parents and carers of Year 12 students are welcome to attend the sessions as well!  We have put the registration forms for the first sessions online below. Please don't book on more than one of the virtual tours. These will all be the same and we want to make sure lots of people can take part. If we get oversubscribed, we may delete double bookings. 

In addition to these sessions, we will also be running a 'drop-in' 1-1 sessions with our Admissions Officers throughout the day so you can ask your questions. Details on how to access this will be updated on the morning of the 2nd July 2020 so please do check back!

Date Time Session Booking
Thursday 2nd July 2020 09:30 - 09:50 virtual tour of King's with current undergraduate students Please register here!
Thursday 2nd July 2020 10:00 - 10:20 virtual tour of King's with current undergraduate students Please register here!
Thursday 2nd July 2020 10:30 - 10:50 virtual tour of King's with current undergraduate students Please register here!
Thursday 2nd July 2020 11:00 - 12:00 Welcome to King's and Q&A with King's College Admissions Tutor Please register here
Thursday 2nd July 2020 13:00 - 13:20 virtual tour of King's with current undergraduate students. Please register here.
Thursday 2nd July 2020 13:30 - 13:50 virtual tour of King's with current undergraduate students Please register here
Thursday 2nd July 2020 14:00 - 14:20 Q&A with Director of Studies in Human, Social and Political Sciences Please register here.
Thursday 2nd July 2020 14:30 - 14:50 Q&A with Director of Studies Computer Science Please register here
Thursday 2nd July 2020 15:00 - 15:20 Q&A with Director of Studies in Archaeology Please register here
Thursday 2nd July 2020 15:30 - 15:50 Q&A with Director of Studies in Music Please register here.
Thursday 2nd July 2020 16:00 - 16:20 Q&A with Director of Studies in Classics Please register here
Thursday 2nd July 2020 16:30 - 16:50 virtual tour of King's with current undergraduate students Please register here
Thursday 2nd July 2020 17:00 - 17:20 virtual tour of King's with current undergraduate students Please register here
Friday 3rd July 2020 09:30 - 09:50 virtual tour of King's with current undergraduate students Please register here
Friday 3rd July 2020 10:00 - 10:20 virtual tour of King's with current undergraduate students Please register here
Friday 3rd July 2020 10:30 - 10:50 virtual tour of King's with current undergraduate students Please register here
Friday 3rd July 2020 11:00 - 12:00 Welcome to King's and Q&A with King's College Admissions Tutor Please register here.
Friday 3rd July 2020 13:00 - 13:20 virtual tour of King's with current undergraduate students Please register here
Friday 3rd July 2020 13:30 - 13:50 virtual tour of King's with current undergraduate students Please register here
Friday 3rd July 2020 14:00 - 14:20 Q&A with Director of Studies in Economics Please register here
Friday 3rd July 2020 14:30 - 14:50 Q&A with Director of Studies in English Please register here.
Friday 3rd July 2020 15:00 - 15:20 Q&A with Director of Studies in Modern and Medieval Languages Please register here.
Friday 3rd July 2020 15:30 - 15:50 Q&A with Director of Studies in Philosophy Please register here
Friday 3rd July 2020 16:00 - 16:20 Q&A with Director of Studies in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Please register here.
Friday 3rd July 2020 16:30 - 16:50 virtual tour of King's with current undergraduate students Please register here
Friday 3rd July 2020 17:00 - 17:20 virtual tour of King's with current undergraduate students Please register here

 

Drop in sessions with admissions officer

If you find that you cannot get your questions answered in one of our other scheduled sessions, we would like to give you the opportunity to ask an admissions officer instead. We will therefore be offering virtual 'drop in' sessions with an admissions officer throughout the 2nd and 3rd July. 

To do this, we will be using the zoom meeting platform. We will provide details on how to access this below on open days themselves. When you join the meeting, your camera will automatically be turned off (and you therefore do not require a camera for these sessions) however, we will require you to access a microphone so that you can ask your questions. If you feel uncomfortable with this, you are welcome to instead send us an email (undergraduate.admissions@kings.cam.ac.uk) and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

These sessions will be run on a 1-1 basis and therefore, when you sign in, you may be placed into a waiting room to queue. If this is the case, we will aim to get to you as soon as we can however, you are also welcome to try again at a later stage if you'd prefer. We will be limiting meetings with individuals to 10 minutes to ensure that we can speak with as many people as possible. 

We will be running drop in sessions at the following times on both the 2nd and 3rd July: 

  • 09:30 - 10:30 
  • 11:00 - 12:00
  • 13:00 - 14:00 
  • 14:30 - 15:30 
  • 16:00 - 17:00

You can access the meeting at any time throughout these scheduled sessions and details on how to access these will be added below shortly before each session is due to begin. 

Please note: The meeting access details will be changed for each session so please make sure you are using the most up to date details from this page when joining. 

Meeting details: Friday 3rd July 2020, 09:30 - 10:30
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81640079469?pwd=MVZzNGVJZ0d2azJMWUtjYnpCZHI5UT09 

Meeting ID: 816 4007 9469

Password: 0C5qAs

Virtual tours of the college

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

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.

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