College Open Days

Attending an Open Day is one of the best ways to get a feel for the College and learn about life studying and socialising here.  Please note that as Newnham is a women’s college, these events are for women only.

We run several Open Days throughout the year, and take part in the University’s wider Open Days each July.  These open days are primarily aimed at sixth-form students who are considering applying to Cambridge and would like to know more about the University, the Colleges, courses available, and the admissions process.

Travel arrangements

Maps and directions can be found here.

Open Day Travel Fund

The University of Cambridge has established a travel fund to enable children in (or previously in) care to travel to Open Day events organised by the University and Colleges of Cambridge. Further information is available on the University website.


We are keen to meet as many prospective applicants as we can through our Open Days, which unfortunately means that we are unable to include parents and guardians in the main programme. However, our events include parent/guardian-specific sessions, and parents and guardians are welcome to explore the College grounds.

Saturday 10 February 2018 - Newnham BME Conference

Register here

Newnham College’s second annual BME Conference for female students in Year 12 will take place on Saturday 10th February 2018.

This event aims to:

  • increase the number of high achieving BME students making informed applications to Cambridge
  • provide students with the opportunity to speak with an Admissions Tutor and staff about applications to top universities
  • inform students what studying at Cambridge is really like from the perspective of current undergraduates

We are looking for:

  • Female Year 12 students currently studying at a maintained school*
  • Students with the potential to do well at A-Level (or equivalent)
  • Students interested in finding out more about applying to Cambridge

*students attending fee-paying schools with the help of financial assistance are also eligible to apply

Registration deadline: Friday 2 February 2018

Past events

  • Pupil Premium Open Day – 4 July 2017 – Full programme
  • Informal Open Afternoon (and accommodation offered) – 5 July 2017 – Full programme
  • University Open Days – 6 and 7 July 2017 – tours offered and a chance to meet Admissions team.
  • Saturday 9 September 2017 – September Open Day – Full programme here