University of Oxford throws open its doors to prospective students in the largest event since the pandemic

28 June 2022

Thousands of young people from around the UK are expected to arrive in Oxford over the next two days (29 and 30 June) for the first in-person University of Oxford Undergraduate Open Days since before the pandemic. The University-wide events, which take place across the city, will see undergraduate colleges as well as faculties and departments welcome prospective undergraduate applicants and their families, giving them an insight into Oxford. For the last two years the Open Days have been held virtually due to the pandemic.

Students interested in applying to Oxford will have the opportunity to find out more about the wide-ranging undergraduate courses available, as well as to meet current students, talk to tutors, tour colleges, and get a taste of what to expect from life at the University. Three undergraduate Open Days will be held in 2022: on Wednesday 29 June, Thursday 30 June, and Friday 16 September.

Colleges, departments, and University museum and library facilities will be open, offering talks and drop-in sessions to prospective applicants. Representatives from Student Welfare and Support Services, as well as a number of students involved in some of the more than 400 clubs and societies at Oxford, will also be on hand at the Open Day Information Centre, hosted by Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach office at the Examination Schools (High Street).

The event involves hundreds of staff and students from across Oxford’s colleges and departments, as well as close collaboration with the County and City Councils, transport providers, and city traders.

Dr. Samina Khan, Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach at the University of Oxford, said, ‘We are delighted to be welcoming prospective undergraduate students back to in-person Open Days at Oxford for the first time in three years. They are an important part of the decision-making process for students and their families, and we hope that they leave with a real sense of all Oxford has to offer, from the diverse range of academic subjects available to the unique collegiate environment.’

Notes to Editors 

For more information contact the University of Oxford News & Information Office: 01865 280528,

Last year Oxford welcomed 3,298 undergraduate students to study at the University. Figures published last month in the Annual Admissions Statistical Report 2022 show that 21% of Oxford’s intake in 2021 came from disadvantaged, underrepresented backgrounds, rising from 13% four years ago. The Report also shows that 68% of students came from state schools, and that the University has continued its progress in the proportion of UK undergraduates identifying as Black and Minority Ethnic (BME), rising from 18% to 25% over the past five years. 

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