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Open Days and Outreach

Join us for a Virtual or In-Person Open Day event to talk to current students, find out about applying and ask our Admissions Tutors your questions, or sign up for an Outreach event where you can get a taste of life as a mature student at Wolfson.

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Visiting Wolfson College

You are welcome to come and independently explore Wolfson's public grounds during college opening hours. Just let the Porters at the Porter's Lodge know you are here, and they will be happy to give you a college map!

In person tours of the more private areas of College, with our Student Recruitment Officer or a Student Ambassador, are additionally available for prospective students.

To arrange a tour, please email the Outreach and Student Recruitment Officer.

You can also enjoy our excellent virtual tour or take a video tour with current student, Jake.


Mature Student Webinar Series, 13 December 2022- March 2023

In collaboration with the University of Cambridge Admissions Office and the other Mature Colleges in Cambridge, Wolfson are hosting a Applying to Cambridge as a Mature Student for undergraduate study. Online Webinar Tuesday 13 December 6pm.series of targeted webinars for prospective mature applicants and their supporters, whether applying for the March 2023 deadline, or further on in the cycle. 

The first webinar is happening on Tuesday 13 December at 6pm (UK time), and will walk mature students through the application process, giving students an opportunity to ask questions to a College panel of staff and to current mature students in live time. The webinar will cover: 

  • General overview of the three Mature Colleges
  • Funding and pastoral support
  • How to apply and application deadlines 
  • Writing a personal statement
  • Preparing and succeeding at interview
  • Studying at Cambridge from the perspective of current students

The sign-up link is here:

Information about the subsequent webinars in the series, focused on the 'My Cambridge Application' and UCAS (webinar planned for January), and Interviews (webinar planned for March) will be listed here in due course. 


University of Cambridge Undergraduate Open Days

The next Undergraduate Open Days are scheduled for 6 and 7 July 2023, with bookings opening in May 2023.

The Open Days will consist of both in-person and virtual events, and you must register to attend any events, including those organised by colleges. We recommend looking out for the Information Session for Mature Students (more details to come!).

September 2023 in person open days (date tbc)

The College is open for pre-booked tours, where you will be guided through the College by our Outreach and Student Recruitment Officer, and shown accommodation from various price bands.

Tours will last approximately one hour and will give you a chance to ask questions to current students, and speak to our Senior Tutor, librarians and porters. 


Cambridge 21+

This fully funded outreach programme is run jointly with our colleagues at the other mature colleges, Hughes Hall and St Edmund's. It is for Home students looking to complete their first undergraduate degree. It is anticipated that there will be an online element around April 2023, and a residential around July 2023.

Last year, the virtual strand of the programme offered tailored sessions on applying to university, the value of university, how university works, and on making a competitive application. The optional two-night residential aspect allowed students to immerse themselves in Cambridge life, attending departmental visits and panel sessions with current students, receiving individual advice on personal statements, and enjoying activities in the city, such as punting on the river Cam.

For full details of this exciting programme please visit the Cambridge 21+ page.


STEM SMART Academic Programme

The pioneering programme, launched in September 2021, offers enhanced learning and encouragement to UK state school students studying Maths and Science at A-level or equivalent. 

STEM SMART provides extra resources including weekly online subject specific supervisions with Cambridge academics, and regular meetings to discuss university life with Cambridge student mentors. The programme welcomes mature students, and is especially useful to those self-studying the A level curriculum. It also features a Cambridge residential stay

Applications for 2023 participation are now closed, but applications for 2024 participation will likely open in October 2023. Visit this page for more information on eligibility and how to apply.


Mailing Lists

To be notified of future events like these, why not join our mailing list by emailing the Outreach and Student Recruitment Officer?

We strongly encourage all prospective mature applicants and their supporters to sign up to the central Cambridge Admissions mailing list, through which we will be sending a new targeted Mature student update and events newsletter multiple times per year.

Sign up here:


Bespoke Events 

We are happy to arrange bespoke sessions for students and their supporters on request, including visits to FE colleges, or attendance of HE fairs and other events. We can also put prospective students in contact with a current student in their subject. Please contact our Outreach and Student Recruitment Officer.