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 Admissions Clinics

St John's Admissions Clinics

These informal sessions on Zoom are a chance for students to ask questions about applying to St John's. In these sessions, you'll be able to speak with a current undergraduate student and a member of the College's Admissions team.

St John's Admissions Clinics are scheduled for:

24th August 5pm

7th September 5pm

21st September 5pm

28th September 5pm

5th October 5pm

12th October 5pm

To sign up to a session, please complete this form.

St John's Admissions Clinics 2022

Open Days 2022

September Open Days 

University of Cambridge Open Days will be held on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th September 2022. Please click here for more information and to book.

St John’s College Application Support Day for prospective applicants in Year 13, and their supporters, will be held on Friday 23rd September 2022. More information will be available in due course.

St John's Poster Competition

St John's Poster Competition

St John's is delighted to be launching the third year of our Poster Competition. The competition is open to participants currently attending one of our outreach programmes.

For more information on St John's Poster Competition 2022, including this year's theme, eligibility criteria, and the form to submit your entry - please see this page.

St John's Webinar Programme

St John's Webinar Programme 2022

We are delighted to announce the launch of this year's Webinar Programme, a series of online sessions running throughout 2022 to support students in their university decisions and applications. 

There are sessions available for Years 10 - 13 throughout the year, focussing on a wide range of topics – from Choosing your University Subject to Study Skills and Careers sessions. 

The webinars are suited for anyone who hopes to apply to competitive universities: if you’re a high-achieving student, intellectually curious and ambitious, these webinars will make a great start to your university journey.

If you would like to attend these sessions, please sign up here.

Webinar Schedule:

Introduction to University and Cambridge (Year 10 – 12) - 28th January 5pm

Student Life - Q&A Panel (Year 10 – 12) - 25th February 5pm

Choosing your University Subject (Year 11 – 12) - 25th March 5pm

Study Skills and Super-Curriculars (Year 10 – 12) – 22nd April 5pm

Post-16 Options (Year 10 – 11) – 26th May 5pm

Careers and Financial Support (Year 12) – 27th May 5pm

Making Competitive Applications (Year 12) – 24th June 5pm

Personal Statement Workshop (Year 12) – 29th July 5pm

Preparing for Sixth Form (Year 11) – 17th August 5pm

Interview Workshop (new Year 13) – 30th September 5pm


St John's Webinars 2022

West Midlands Webinar Series 2022

West Midlands Webinar Series 2022

Please note: If you will be in Year 12 at a state school in the West Midlands in 2022 (i.e. you are currently in Year 11), you can register interest here to receive a notification when applications open next year.

We are excited to be working alongside colleges at both the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge for the West Midlands Webinars 2021. These will be a series of four online sessions for Year 12 students at state schools or sixth form colleges in the West Midlands. This includes St John's link area of Shropshire.

The webinars will cover various aspects of applying to, preparing for, and studying at Oxford and Cambridge. The session are suitable for any student hoping to apply to competitive universities. If you’re a high-achieving student (aiming to achieve above AAA at A Level), intellectually curious and ambitious, then these webinars will be a great start for your university journey.

Programme details will be available soon.

As these sessions will run as Zoom webinars, your camera and microphone will not be enabled, and you will only be able to communicate with the hosts/panelists running the session by typing questions into the Q&A box. 

To apply for this programme, you must:

  • currently be in Year 12
  • be attending a state school or sixth form college in the West Midlands
    • The West Midlands are the following regions:
      • Birmingham
      • Coventry
      • Dudley
      • Herefordshire
      • Sandwell
      • Shropshire
      • Solihull
      • Staffordshire
      • Stoke-on-Trent
      • Telford and Wrekin
      • Walsall
      • Warwickshire
      • Wolverhampton
      • Worcestershire

We hope to offer as many students as possible a place on these webinars. However, if we have more applications than places available, we will prioritise students who match one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have lived, or are currently living, in local authority care
  • Are eligible, or have been eligible within the past six years, for free school meals
  • Are a refugee
  • Have caring responsibilities for a family member
  • Live in neighbourhoods with low overall progression rates to higher education
  • Have no parental history of higher education
  • Have a disability

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.