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 15th or 16th 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.

Cambridge University Open Days: 15 & 16 September 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!

Professor David Bainbridge will be giving a talk about admissions to Cambridge at 12 pm & 3pm on each day. Please pre-book using the above link if you would like to attend this talk.


If you have been unable to attend the University Open Days or have further questions following on from your visit, this is an opportunity for you to learn a little more about living and studying at St Catharine's College and to ask any questions you might have about the college and university life in general.

College Q&A | September 13th, 5-6 pm | Link here

Humanities Admissions Q&A | September 20th, 5-6 pm | Link Here

Science Admissions Q&A | September 21st, 5-6 pm | Link Here


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