Open days

College Open Days are a great way to get an idea of what it's like to live and study at St Catharine's (Catz). However, while open days can be an excellent way of informing your decisions about university, we do not want potential applicants' options to be narrowed by their ability to attend them (for example, due to associated travel cost as reported by the BBC). You should be assured that if you are unable to attend an open day, this will in no way affect the chances of success of any subsequent application. Also, all the information you need to apply should be on this College website, the University website, or the UCAS website but if you have any further questions, please do feel free to email us. 

If you are a UK student who believes that travel costs would prevent you from attending one of our College events, please email Liza at We are happy to pay for the travel expenses of any student interested in visiting us who receives Free School meals or Pupil Premium. We can also provide accommodation for one night on the 6th, 7th or 8th of July free of charge for students who live far away from Cambridge where a day trip will be impractical. If you do not receive Free School Meals or Pupil Premium but still think that travel costs will prevent you from coming, please get in touch and we can discuss how we can assist.


St Catharine's College Open Day (all subjects): 9 July 2022, and subsequent days

St Catharine's will be running a 'hybrid' format for its summer college open days this year.

On 9 July, those who wish to physically visit the College can attend our in-person open day, including introductory talks, question and answer sessions, mock interviews with current students, and tours of the college with current students. Parents and supporters will be able to attend some, but not all, elements of this open day due to space restrictions.

Bookings have now closed.

If you are interested in attending, please email Lizzie at to see if spaces are available. 

Then, on the following days we will be running online subject-specific sessions, and you can attend one of these whether or not you came to the in-person open day. This will give you the opportunity to meet academic staff and current students at the College who specialise in your subject.

Please follow the links below to sign-up for these sessions.

General College Q&A | Wed 13th July 2022, 17:00 - 18:00 | Get the link here

Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic | Tue 12th July 2022, 19:00-20:00 | Sign-up here

Archaeology | Fri 15th July 2022, 16:00-17:00 | Sign-up here

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies | Tue 12th July 2022, 19:00-20:00 | Sign-up here

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology | Thu 14th July 2022, 17:00-18:00 | Sign-up here

Classics | 12th July 2022, 16:00-17:00 | Sign-up here

Computer Science | Thu 14th July 2022, 17:00-18:00 | Sign-up here

Economics | Tue 12th July 2022, 17:00-18:00 | Sign-up here

Engineering | Mon 11th July 2022, 12:00-13:00 | Sign-up here

English | Tue 12th July 2022, 12:00-13:00 | Sign-up here

Geography | Fri 15th July 2022, 17:15-18:15 | Sign-up here

History | Fri 15th July 2022, 16:00 - 17:00 | Sign-up here

History and Modern Languages | Tue 12th July 2022, 19:00-20:00 | Sign-up here

History & Politics | Friday 15th July, 16:00 - 17:00| Sign-up here

Human, Social, and Political Sciences | Wed 13th July 2022, 12:00-13:00 | Sign-up here

Law | Fri 15th July 2022, 12:00-13:00 | Sign-up here

Mathematics| Mon 11th July 2022, 18:00-19:00 | Sign-up here

Medicine | Mon 11th July 2022, 15:30-17:00 | Sign-up here

Modern and Medieval Languages | Tue 12th July 2022, 19:00-20:00 | Sign-up here

Music/Choir/Anything music related | Wed 13th July 2022, 14:00-15:00 | Sign-up here

Natural Sciences (Biological) | Tue 12th July 2022, 15:00 - 16:00 | Sign-up here

Natural Sciences (Physical) | Thu 14th July 2022, 17:00-18:00 | Sign-up here

Philosophy | 12th July 2022, 16:00-17:00 | Sign-up here

Psychological and Behavioural Sciences | Tues 12th July 2022, 14:00-15:00 | Sign-up here

Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion | 12th July 2022, 16:00-17:00 | Sign-up here

Veterinary Medicine | Thu 14th July 2022, 18:00-19:00 | Sign-up here

Wellbeing and Disability Support | Thu 14th July 2022, 12:00-13:00 | Sign-up here

If you are unable to come on one of our open days, feel free to take a look at our webpages and email our Admissions Office with any queries you may have. 

We hope to run another in-person open day on 17 September (register interest here), as well as separately-bookable Arts/Humanities and Sciences online sessions in the near future.

Cambridge University Open Days: 7 & 8 July 2022

The in-person elements of the University Open Days will take place on these dates, and you will be able to find more information and book free tickets on the University admissions website.

On these days, St Catharine's is very much open, with an information desk at the front of the college, and tours with current students. You do not need to book to come into St Catharine's on these days - we'll be out the front of the college under a big red gazebo waiting to welcome you!



We hope applicants and their supporters will find the below videos useful which were created as part of the 202021 Open Day series. In addition to these, there is a range of videos for prospective students on our College YouTube Channel. These videos range from subject-specific Q&A sessions and welfare coping strategies for young people to personal statement workshops and guidance on subject choices.

Virtual Tour: Take a look around Catz with some of our students

Why Go To Catz: Hear what our students have to say