open day banners at the exam schools
An Open Day being held at the Exams Schools.

Open Day Information Centre

Colleges and departments are the best places to meet tutors, speak to students and find out all you need to know about the course you are interested in and about studying at Oxford. However, if you’ve still got any questions, or if the event you planned to attend is full, then please come to the Open Day Information Centre, hosted by Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach and where there will be talks, including for parents and teachers, and staff from student services available all day.

Open 09:00–17:00, Examination Schools, 75–81 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG

Please note that the programme of events listed below was for our summer open days but events in the Open Day Information Centre for 16 September are likely to be similar.

Understanding Oxford: talks for all

Supporting the transition to university
When: 11:00–11:30
Where: Room 6, Ground Floor, Examination Schools
How can you help your child successfully make the transition from school to university? Our support and welfare team will advise on supporting students during this challenging time as well as explaining the wide range of welfare services offered by the University to all its students. Questions will be welcome.

Oxford applications: key information for families and supporters
When: 12:00–12:30
Where: Room 6, Ground Floor, Examination Schools
As well as answering your questions, we will explain our application timeline, highlighting deadlines and focusing on how you may support your child at each stage.

Teachers’ Forum
When: 13:30–14:15
Where: Room 6, Ground Floor, Examination Schools
A chance for teachers to meet with admissions staff, receive an update on recent changes to the Oxford admissions process and ask questions about how to support students who are considering Oxford. This session will also give advice on how to access Oxford’s many outreach resources.

Student Finance and Careers
When: 14:30–15:10
Where: South School, First Floor, Examination Schools
Hear all the latest information about course fees and living costs at Oxford. We will talk you through the funding currently available to UK students to cover these costs, including government funding. You will also hear more about Oxford’s financial support for UK students starting in 2023, including generous, non-repayable bursaries of up to £5,000 for students from lower-income households and targeted funding for care leavers and estranged undergraduates without family support. A current student will be on hand to answer any questions about financing your studies. We will complete the picture by updating you on career prospects for Oxford graduates as well as presenting the comprehensive career support and development opportunities available to Oxford students during and after their studies here.

Applying to Oxford
When: 15:20–15:50
Where: South School, First Floor, Examination Schools
If you haven’t already attended a college’s or department’s admissions talk, we will talk you through the whole process, and suggest how to make a competitive application.

Astrophoria Foundation Year
When: 15:20–15:50
Where: Room 6, Ground Floor, Examination Schools
Are you a UK student interested in studying Chemistry, Classics, Engineering Science, English, History, Law, Materials Science PPE or Theology but your personal or educational circumstances have meant you are unlikely to achieve the grades typically required for Oxford courses? If so, please come along to our talk to find out more about the brand new Astrophoria Foundation Year

Student Life
When: 16:00–16:25 and repeated at 16:35–17:00
Where: Room 6, Ground Floor, Examination Schools
Hosted by Oxford SU (Students’ Union) and Oxford University Sport, our students will answer questions on a range of topics such as clubs and societies, night life, work-life balance, student support and the hundreds of non-academic opportunities available at Oxford. Please note that this session will not cover admissions to the University. Questions about admissions will be answered at colleges, departments and at the admissions stand upstairs in the Open Day Information Centre. 

Information Room
When: 09:00–17:00
Where: North School, First Floor, Examination Schools
Visit our information desks throughout the day. Staff from undergraduate admissions and student services will be available throughout the day to answer your questions.

Admissions – UK and rest of the world
Ask our admissions team any questions about your Oxford application.

Student Fees and Funding
Ask our fees and funding team about topics such as Oxford’s financial support provision, applying for government funding and the cost of living at Oxford.

Careers Service
Find out from the Careers Service about the support and opportunities available to Oxford students during and after their studies, including information about internships and graduate career prospects.

Disabled Students
Staff from the Disability Advisory Service will be available to advise on disability-related study support, funding and how to access it.

Astrophoria Foundation Year
Are you a UK student interested in studying Chemistry, Classics, Engineering Science, English, History, Law, Materials Science PPE or Theology but your personal or educational circumstances have meant you are unlikely to achieve the grades typically required for Oxford courses? If so, please visit our stand to find out more about the brand new Astrophoria Foundation Year

Mature Students (available 10:00–13:00 only)
Any student who will be 21 or over at the start of their course is considered a mature student. Staff at this stand can talk to you about topics of particular interest such as entry requirements, finance and more.

Continuing Education
Information about adult learning at Oxford, provided by the Department for Continuing Education: 1000+ part-time award and degree programmes, short online courses, professional development, weekly classes, weekend events and summer schools.

Student Life Room
When: 09:00–17:00
Where: Room 7, First Floor, Examination Schools
Oxford students work hard but there is still time to pursue interests outside your course. Whether you are a budding journalist or a keen sportsperson, love music, performing, debating or volunteering, Oxford has something for everyone. The Oxford SU (Students’ Union) and Oxford University Sport will be happy to tell you about their experiences to give you a taste of student life.