Open Days and Events

Upcoming Events and Programmes

Upcoming Events and Programmes

St John's College is pleased to hold regular events for prospective applicants throughout the year. See below for upcoming events and opportunities.

For recordings of events and programmes held online in recent years, head over to our Resources Archive page.

    St John's Women in Maths Summer School 2023

    St John's Women in Maths Summer School 2023

    We are delighted to announce that applications are now open for the St John’s Women in Maths Summer School 2023. The deadline for applications has been extended to Monday 5th June 4pm.

    Applications for this residential programme are open to female and non-binary students in Year 12 (England/Wales) or equivalent who are considering applying to Cambridge this year and are on track to meet the entry requirements for our Mathematics course. Students will therefore be predicted A* (or equivalent) in Maths and Further Maths A Levels (or equivalent qualifications). Places on the course are available to UK, EU, and International students and we are keen to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.

    This free residential course, with meals and accommodation provided, runs from Sunday 13th August to Saturday 19th August 2023. During the week-long programme, participants will attend Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP) workshops and taster lectures delivered by Cambridge academics and guest speakers, exploring a range of exciting mathematical topics from the Cambridge Maths Tripos. There will be challenging mathematical problems for participants to work on throughout the week as well as guided group research projects and social activities led by current St John’s students.  

    Please click here to complete an application form for our Women in Maths Summer School 2023.



    St John's Women in Maths Summer School 2023

    Open Days at St John's

    St John's Open Days

    Visit the College on an upcoming Open Day for guided tours by current students and talks about the application process from Admissions staff. More information about the sessions and opportunities for Open Day attendees at St John's College will be posted here in due course.

    The upcoming Open Days for students applying in October 2023 are:

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    St John's College Poster Competition 2023

    St John's College Poster Competition 2023

    St John's College Poster Competition 2023

    St John's is delighted to be launching our Poster Competition for 2023. The competition is open to UK students in Year 12 (England/Wales) / S5 (Scotland) / Y13 (Northern Ireland).

    Entrants submit an academic research poster on a topic or question from any subject area, relating to the competition's theme, together with a short video presenting the research project findings.

    For more information about this year's competition, and for guidance on creating an academic research poster, please click here.

    Making Your Application Competitive

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    Making Your Application Competitive

    Prospective Applicants' Q&A Webinars

    In April, May, and June, we are running after-school Zoom webinars to give students applying to Cambridge this year advice and guidance about making a competitive application. Join the College's Senior Tutor and Schools Liaison and Access Officer for an interactive Q&A session about preparing your Cambridge application. Please click here for session dates and the sign-up form.

    St John's Webinar Programme

    St John's Webinar Programme 2023

    We are delighted to announce the launch of this year’s St John’s College Webinar Programme, a series of online sessions running from January to September 2023 to support students on their application journeys to Cambridge. 

    The first webinar session starts at 5pm on Thursday 26th January. The sign-up form is now open.

    The monthly webinars will run on weekday evenings via Zoom. They aim to provide help and guidance to high-achieving students in Year 10-12 who are looking to apply to academically competitive universities like Cambridge. The webinars cover a wide range of topics relating to university applications and student life – from Q&A sessions with undergraduates and advice on A Level choices to workshops on subject exploration and personal statements.

    Parents, carers, teachers, and other supporters are also welcome to attend these sessions - please contact for the session links and for resources for your students.

    The schedule of sessions is as follows:

    • Introduction to University and Cambridge (for Years 10-12) – Thursday 26th January 5pm to 6pm
    • Student Q&A (for Years 10-12) – Thursday 23rd February 5pm to 6pm
    • Choosing your University Subject (for Years 11-12) – Thursday 30th March 5pm to 6pm
    • Study Skills and Super-Curriculars (for Years 10-12) – Thursday 27th April 5pm to 6pm
    • Post-16 Options (for Years 10-11) – Wednesday 24th May 5pm to 6pm
    • Careers and Financial Support at University (for Year 12) – Thursday 25th May 5pm to 6pm
    • Making Competitive Applications (for Year 12) – Thursday 29th June 5pm to 6pm
    • Personal Statement Workshop (for Year 12) – Thursday 27th July 5pm to 6pm
    • Preparing for Sixth Form (for Year 11) – Thursday 31st August 5pm to 6pm
    • Interview Workshop (for new Year 13) – Thursday 14th September 5pm to 6pm


    Please click here for more information and to sign-up to attend the webinar programme.

    Get in touch ( with any questions.

    St John's Webinar Programme 2023

    Experience St John's

    For information on visiting St John's, please see this page.

    If you have any questions regarding admissions please email

    For information about the College, University and applications, including panels with our current students, please see the Resources Archive.

    For external resources suggested for super-curricular exploration, head to our Schools and Resources page.