Oxford and Cambridge Information Days

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Starts: March 22, 2018Ends: April 20, 2018

The Oxford and Cambridge Information Days are a series of events organised by Downing College and our Oxford counterparts – Exeter and Merton Colleges – aimed to support Year 12 students in our link areas to make competitive applications to either university.

This event is for state sector schools and students in our South West link areas of Cornwall, Devon, and Dorset. They are half day conference events aimed at helping students learn more about

  • The Oxford and Cambridge Admissions Process
  • Personal Statements
  • Admissions Assessments
  • Interviews
  • Student life

There are also a parallel session for for teachers, staff and careers advisers, who will be able to talk to college staff and  admissions tutors

If the event you are interested in booking takes place at a museum, please be advised that your group will be granted free entry in to this space and we would encourage you to set aside more time for your students to explore the site in addition to the scheduled Information Day timetable.

Events are scheduled at around 3 hours with breaks. Please note the Information Days are scheduled to run 09:30-12:30, except our Barnstaple and Exeter events, which will run in the afternoon, 13:00-16:00.

Please complete the form below. If you encounter any difficulties with this please get in touch with Jess Lister on access@dow.cam.ac.uk.
Once this has been received you will then be sent further details about the event, logistics, and resources.

Schools can either bring a group or students can attend individually and nominate a contact teacher.

Please be aware that details passed on to us in this form may be shared with our respective Oxford counterparts (at Exeter or Merton, depending on your region) so that you may better be supported by both universities; if you do not wish for us to pass on your details to the relevant Oxford Schools Liaison Officer then please let us know.


Oxford and Cambridge Information Day

  • Ordinarily, teachers will book on a group of students to the event and will accompany them on the day. However, in the case that your school will not be taking a group, but you would still like to attend, we need the express permission of a relevant member of staff. Please provide their email address below.
  • Please enter a value greater than or equal to 1.
    The event is aimed at students on track to gain the required entry grades for Oxford (AAA-A*A*A) and Cambridge (A*AA-A*A*A)
  • Please enter a value greater than or equal to 0.
    NB. This is only available at some venues - more information will follow