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.  Our Open Days are relaxed, friendly and helpful: you’ll meet some of our current students and Fellows, and hear directly about what it’s like to be at Newnham and Cambridge.

 

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.

Please note that as Newnham is a women’s college, these events are for women only.

Travel arrangements

Maps and directions can be found here.

Open Day Travel Fund

The University of Cambridge has established a travel fund to enable young people 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.

Newnham College also has a travel fund for students currently eligible for Free School Meals to attend College Open Days.  If you would find this helpful, contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Parents/Supporters

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 supporters in the main programme. However, our events include parent/supporter-specific sessions, and parents and supporters are welcome to explore the College grounds.

Informal Open Afternoon - 1 July 2020

*Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the Informal Open Afternoon on 1 July has been cancelled.  We hope to offer a similar event in September and will advertise on this webpage when the dates are final.*

Join us at Newnham College for our Informal Open Afternoon to find out more about choosing a College and get a detailed understanding of the Cambridge application process as well as tips on writing your personal statement.

Have a tour of the College and hear from current undergraduates about their experience of life as a Cambridge student and ask those questions that only a student can answer!

We will also have a limited amount of accommodation available for the Wednesday night in case you plan to take part in the Cambridge Open Days the next day.

Check out our Open Afternoon programme here!

University Open Days - 2 and 3 July 2020

*Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the University Open Days on 2 and 3 July have been cancelled.  Please check the University of Cambridge website and this webpage for updated information.*

Planning on visiting Cambridge over the Cambridge Open Days?

Make sure you stop by Newnham to speak with our admissions staff about any questions you have about applying, a tour of our lovely College (including a sneak peek at some accommodation) and a chat with our current undergraduates!

We will be based in the College’s popular Iris Cafe so you can even get a piece of cake whilst we chat!

Newnham College September Open Morning - 18 September 2020

*Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we cannot guarantee this event will take place on 18 September.  Please check the University of Cambridge website and this webpage for updated information.*

Along with many other Colleges, Newnham will be taking part in and Open Day on Friday 18 September.

Make sure you stop by Newnham College in the morning to speak with our admissions staff about any questions you have about applying, a tour of our lovely College (including a sneak peek at some accommodation) and a chat with some current undergraduates!

We will be based in the College’s popular Iris Cafe so you can even get a piece of cake whilst we chat!

We will be hosting a structured open afternoon on the same day and you can see the programme and details on booking in the section below.  If you plan to come to our open afternoon, you’ll get a tour so no need to drop by in the morning as well!

Newnham College September Informal Open Afternoon - 18 September 2020

*Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we cannot guarantee this event will take place on 18 September.  However, we very much hope to hold an event of this kind at some point during the same week.  Keep checking this webpage for updated information.*

Join us at Newnham College for our September Informal Open Afternoon, where you will have the opportunity to speak to admissions staff, academics and current students about your application to University of Cambridge.

During the afternoon, attendees will also partake in an admissions workshop, run by Dr Sam Lucy (Admissions Tutor). This will offer practical advice and guidance on:

  • Finalising your personal statement
  • Exploring your subject
  • Admissions Assessments
  • Interviews: what to expect and how to prepare

The proposed programme for this event can be found here and booking will open in July 2020.

Past events