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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.

Wolfson students sit outside with ice creams in the sundial garden

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.


September 2023 in person open days (15 September)

You will be guided through the College by our Outreach and Student Recruitment Officer or our undergraduate student ambassadors, and shown accommodation from various price bands.

Tours will last approximately 50 minutes and you will be able to ask questions to current students, find out about Cambridge and Wolfson life, and speak to admissions tutors, librarians and porters. Light refreshments and hot drinks will be provided. 

You must register in advance to attend the University's September Open Day, and to visit any College. You can do so via this link


Applying to Oxford or Cambridge as a Mature Undergraduate Webinar (16 September 2023)

You will be introduced to the Mature Colleges at both Cambridge and Oxford, hear about the Oxbridge admissions process, and have the opportunity to ask questions live to admissions staff and current mature students. 

This event will take place on Saturday 16 September 2023, between 10:30 am and 12:00 (UK time) and you will also have the opportunity to submit questions to the panellists prior to the session.

You can sign up via this MS form, and will be emailed the TEAMS link prior to the event.


Mature Student Application Webinar (28 September 2023)

As part of the University's Applicant Webinar Series, the Mature Colleges are delivering a session specifically designed for prospective mature undergraduates.

We will walk though any aspects of the application process that might differ for mature applicants, answer questions from attendees about College life and making a competitive application, and give you the chance to hear from current mature students. 

You can register for this session, as well as for other webinars in the series, here.


Mature Student Webinar Series 2022-2023 (Recoded Material)

In collaboration with the University of Cambridge Admissions Office and the other Mature Colleges in Cambridge, Wolfson hosted a 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 three mature webinars targeted various aspects of the application process and student life, giving attendees an opportunity to ask questions to admissions staff and to hear from current students in live time. Recordings of the webinars are available through the hyperlinks below:

Information about our subsequent webinars from December 2023 - March 2024 targeting the 2024 mature application round will be listed here in due course. 


University of Cambridge Undergraduate Open Days

The next Undergraduate Open Days are scheduled for July 2024, with bookings opening in May 2024.

The Open Days will consist of both in-person and virtual events, and you must register to attend. We recommend looking out for the Information Session for Mature Students (more details to come), as well as coming along to Wolfson for a College tour (including the chance to meet students and see various accommodation options!)


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. There was an online element from 2-11 May 2023, and a residential from 5-7 July 2023.

Next year, once again the virtual strand of the programme will offer tailored sessions on applying to university, the value of university, study skills, finance, and on making a competitive application to Cambridge. The optional two-night residential aspect will allow students to immerse themselves in Cambridge life; you will attend departmental visits and a panel sessions with current students, receive individual advice on personal statements, and enjoy activities in the city, such as punting on the river Cam.

For full details of this exciting programme, please visit the Cambridge 21+ page. Applications for the 2024 programme will open around March 2024 and will be linked here in due course. 


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

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: https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/find-out-more/student-newsletter


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.