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Experience St John's
We are generally open for drop-in visitors Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. If you would like to visit us outside of these times please contact the Admissions Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to accommodate your request.
The Admissions Office is situated on the ground floor of the Old Divinity School on St John’s Street (entrance door on All Saints Passage) directly opposite the main entrance (Great Gate) to St John’s College.
View the map to see how to reach us - the Old Divinity School is marked as item 30.
Admissions Clinics are an opportunity for prospective students and their teachers and/or advisors to meet the Admissions Tutor and Admissions staff informally. As the new admissions round has now opened, we will not be holding any clinics between now and January. We will be announcing new dates early in 2019.
Sutton Trust summer schools
The Sutton Trust Summer Schools are free subject-specific residential courses for Year 12 students from UK state-maintained schools. St John's is one of the host Colleges.
Area link scheme
As part of the University of Cambridge’s Area Link scheme, St John’s works with six local education authorities in particular (although not exclusively) – Blackburn with Darwen, Bolton, Rochdale, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and Lambeth.
The Area Links Scheme enables Cambridge Colleges to build effective relationships with schools and colleges across the UK. It gives the schools a direct way of staying in touch with the University, and for the Cambridge Colleges involved, it offers an opportunity to get to know specific regions and the local educational environment.
If you are not in one of our link areas, don’t worry – we would still love to work with you! Please take a look at “School Visits” below for more information.
We are very keen to welcome groups of students into St John’s, and we can also come and visit your school. To arrange either, please use the Contact information at the end of this page.
Schools can participate in both day and residential visits, and we can provide presentations and workshops covering a range of topics, including life at St John’s and Cambridge, advice about choosing a course and a college, information about the admissions process, and student finance. In addition, it is possible to organise other educational and social activities in and around the College.
Our Admissions Tutor is also available to visit schools, sixth forms and colleges to talk to students, teachers or parents on a similar range of topics to those listed above.
College Open Days
College Open Day events provide the opportunity (amongst other things) to tour the College and view undergraduate accommodation, chat to current undergraduates and learn more about the Admissions process from Dr Helen Watson, the College’s Admissions Tutor. We will be holding Open Days in June 2019, details will appear on the website early in 2019.
We will be holding more Subject Taster Days in March 2019 and information will be posted in due course. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office (email@example.com).
University Open Days
For further information on these Open Days for 2019 and to book a place please go to the University website. St John's College will be open to drop-in visitors on both days, for further information please click here.
Department Open Days
It may be the case that you want to attend a Department Open Day, with a particular focus on a subject within a faculty or department. These are usually between March and July, and will often be held outside Colleges, in buildings housing a subject’s offices, lecture rooms and library. If you are coming to Cambridge for a Department Open Day, and have some free time, do take the opportunity to visit St John’s and to meet the Admissions staff. The Admissions department keeps ‘drop-in’ hours (see above) when we will be happy to welcome you to St John’s and to answer any questions you might have.
Open Day Travel Fund
The University of Cambridge Open Day Travel Fund assists children in (or previously in) care to travel to any of the open day events organised by the University and Colleges of Cambridge. For more information on the support available to Care Leavers please click here.
Booking Form for Open Days
Throughout the year St John’s runs Taster Days in different subjects. These are great opportunities for prospective students from around the country to experience Cambridge life and find out more about what to expect when they apply for a particular course.
Participants also have the chance to attend sample lectures from researchers at St John’s, to meet current undergraduates, and to ask plenty of questions.
More information about forthcoming Taster Days taking place in 2019 will be posted in due course at our Upcoming Events listings.
Booking form for Taster Days:
If you would like to book a visit to St John’s, arrange for someone to come and visit your school, or if you have questions about our access events, we would love to hear from you. Please contact:
The Admissions Team
Old Divinity School
St John’s College
Tel: 01223 338703