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Open Days and Outreach

Join us for a Virtual or In-Person Open Day 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. We are also now able to offer in person tours of the College to prospective students.      

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Visiting Wolfson College

In person tours of the College are now available for prospective students! 

We have some guidelines for tours at this time to ensure everyone remains safe:

  •  Tours must be booked in advance

  • You must be accompanied by either a member of staff or a student ambassador

  • Please use hand gel when requested

  • You may be asked to wear a mask by your guide (unless you are exempt) – this could be due to entering small or busy areas, or for their own reassurance. Please respect these requests.

  • You may bring a maximum of two other people with you. 

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

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

University of Cambridge Open Days

The next Undergraduate Open Days are scheduled for 7 and 8 July 2022, but have a series of warm up webinars before this, and follow up webinars afterwards. The latest information will be available on the main University site. You need to register to attend any events, included those organised by Colleges. We recommend looking out for the Information Session for Mature Students on 29 June.

Open Day Events at Wolfson 

We take part in all University Open Days, running online Q&As with students and Admissions staff. In 2022 we will also be running in person events. This year all bookings are being dealt with centrally, and you must visit the booking page to register.

7 and 8 July in person open days

The college is open for visitors between 11am and 3pm. Tours are available on the hour.

12 July, 4-5pm, General Admissions Clinic

Are your qualifications appropriate? What if you have an unusual educational history? Should you apply in October or March? Meet Dr Noel Rutter, Wolfson's Admissions Tutor, to ask your questions about applying to Wolfson. NB: this event is not suitable for those applying to Medicine.

14 July, 4-5pm, Medicine Admissions Clinic

If you are planning to apply to Medicine or Graduate Medicine and have questions about your qualifications, preparation or the process, this session is for you. Dr Noel Rutter will be answering your questions.

15 July, 4-5pm, Life at Wolfson

Hear from current students what it is really like being a mature student at Cambridge and living and studying at Wolfson! Find out how friendly and welcoming Wolfson is, hear about the food, accommodation, social life and more.

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

Cambridge 21+

This 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 is an online element from 20-22 April 2022, and a residential from 7-8 July 2022.

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

Oxford and Cambridge Mature Student Virtual Open Day, 17 September 2022

Oxford and Cambridge will be teaming up to host a virtual event for mature students who are interested in applying to either Oxford or Cambridge. 

The timetable for the day will be as follows:

12.00noon Presentation on life at Oxford and Cambridge and the application process

1.00pm Question and answer session with admissions tutors, academics and current students

To book a place please complete this form

If you have any enquiries please contact the Outreach and Student Recruitment Officer.

Virtual Offer Holders' Events

We hold a series of sessions via Zoom for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate offer holders. These sessions in June allow you to meet key staff and current students and have any questions answered. 

Virtual Personal Statement Workshop

To join the mailing list please email the Outreach and Student Recruitment Officer

In September we held a fully booked personal statement workshop, join our mailing list to be told of similar events.

Writing your personal statement can seem daunting as a mature student.

What is Cambridge looking for? What is important to include? What is irrelevant? How can you present yourself well? The Wolfson Admissions team has read thousands of personal statements from mature students and is here to help!

The workshop is interactive and you need to come ready to join in and share ideas, though don't worry, you don't have to read your draft to the group!