Open Days and Events

Upcoming Events and Programmes

Upcoming Events and Programmes

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

Teachers and HE advisers at schools and colleges who would like to receive updates via email about our events and programmes can complete this expression of interest form.

Students who would like to receive updates via email about our events and programmes should fill in this expression of interest form.

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

    St John's Masterclasses

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    St John's Masterclasses

    St John's College is delighted to announce the return of St John's Masterclasses for 2024 - a series of online academic taster sessions on weekday evenings in April. St John's Masterclasses are open to students in Year 12 (and equivalent) who will be applying to Cambridge this year. To see the full schedule of these subject taster sessions, and to sign up, please click here.

    St John's Webinars

    St John's Webinars

    The series of 7 monthly webinars will run on Thursday evenings via Zoom. They aim to provide help and guidance to high-achieving students in Years 10-12 (England/Wales, and equivalents) who are looking to apply to academically competitive universities like Cambridge. The webinar series covers a range of topics relating to university applications – from Q&A sessions with undergraduate students, advice on A Level choices, to workshops on subject exploration. Please complete this sign-up form if you would like to attend the webinars.

    The webinar schedule is as follows:

    • 25th January 5pm-6pm: Webinar 1 - Introduction to University and Cambridge (for Years 10-12)
    • 29th February 5pm-6pm: Webinar 2 - Student Q&A (for Years 10-12)
    • 28th March 5pm-6pm: Webinar 3 - Choosing your University Subject (for Years 11-12)
    • 25th April 5pm-6pm: Webinar 4 - Super-Curricular Exploration (for Years 10-12)
    • 23rd May 5pm-6pm: Webinar 5 - Careers and Financial Support at University (for Years 11-12)
    • 27th June 5pm-6pm: Webinar 6 - Making a Competitive Cambridge Application (for Year 12)
    • 25th July 5pm-6pm: Webinar 7 - Personal Statements (for Year 12)   
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    St John's Admissions Clinics

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    St John's Admissions Clinics

    Admissions Clinics are online Q&A sessions for prospective applicants to ask Admissions staff questions about applying and studying here. There are six fortnightly sessions on Tuesday evenings in January, February, and March. For all available sessions, and to sign up, please click here.

    Oxbridge Teachers' and Advisers' Q&A Series

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    Oxbridge Teachers' and Advisers' Q&A Series

    In this online Q&A series for teachers and HE advisers, there is a general session providing information and guidance about writing UCAS references which should be particularly useful to new HE advisers. The subject-specific sessions are led by academics and are targeted at different course areas.

    For the full range of sessions, please see the booking form.

    Choral Events and Programmes

    Choral Events and Programmes

    St John's are pleased to offer opportunities for prospective applicants to explore the prospect of joining the renowned College's choir. For more information about the Choir of St John's, please see this webpage.

    • Year 12 Choral Masterclass Residential

    Applications for St John's Year 12 Choral Masterclass Residential (Sunday 30th June to Tuesday 2nd July 2024) will be open to students in Year 12 (England/Wales) or equivalent who are on track to meet their prospective Cambridge course's entry requirements and intend to sing in a top level College choir. For more information, and to register interest in being notified when the residential applications open, please click here.

    Women in Maths Residential 2024

    Women in Maths Residential 2024

    In the video below , St John's alumni and academics reflect on their experiences of the College's mathematics community. We are grateful to Layton Thompson for filming and editing this video, and to the members of the College community who participated in the filming.

    We are pleased to offer an August residential for Year 12 (and equivalent) female students who are considering Cambridge for Maths and who are on track to meet the entry requirements for our Maths course. Our Women in Maths Summer School is a free week-long residential programme which includes Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP) workshops, taster lectures delivered by Cambridge academics and guest speakers, group research projects, and social activities led by current St John’s students.

    Click here to read about the St John's Women in Maths Summer School 2023.

    Click here to register your interest for the St John's Women in Maths Summer School 2024.