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Open Days and Taster Days

Open Days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out more about Sidney Sussex. You'll get your questions answered by Admissions staff and there is often a chance to meet subject specialists too. It's a good idea to read about your subject on the University and College websites, and to make a note of any questions you'd like us to answer. There will also be an opportunity for you to chat with current students and to have a guided tour of the College. These events are a great way to get a feel for Sidney, how the University works and what Cambridge is like as a city, as well as finding out more about the application process.



Open Days

DateSubjectsNotesBooking
Sat 9th Sep 2017AllYou must book a place to attend this open day.Book Place
Sat 16th Sep 2017AllYou must book a place to attend this open day.Book Place

NOTE FOR TEACHERS: Schools wishing to book a group in for an open day should email admissions@sid.cam.ac.uk stating which open day they wish to attend and how many students/teachers they would like to bring.
 

Mathematics Open Mornings (Saturday 29 April and Saturday 6 May 2017) - For current Year 12 students

We will be holding an open morning on Saturday 29 April and Saturday 6 May to run alongside the open afternoons being organised by the Faculty of Mathematics. Please note that the Faculty open afternoons will take place at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences and the Isaac Newton Institute.

You must book to attend the Faculty open afternoon on the Faculty website ( https://www.maths.cam.ac.uk/undergrad/admissions/openday). The Faculty open afternoon programme will include parallel schedules of essentially identical sessions held on each day, starting at 14:00, 14:15, 15:30 and 15:45. You may book to attend any of these sessions. Each session will include 2 short maths talks (1 pure maths/stats and 1 applied/theoretical physics) and a short intro about STEP. 

Mathematics Open Morning Programme (Saturday 29 April 2016)

Mathematics Open Morning Programme (Saturday 6 May 2016) 

Please see the Faculty of Mathematics website for further information.

Centre for Mathematical Sciences (CMS)


University and College Open Days (Thursday 6 July and Friday 7 July 2017) - For current Year 12 students

The University will be running two general open days on Thursday 6 July and Friday 7 July. This is a fantastic time to visit as all of the Colleges will be open, as well as many department and faculty buildings. It's also a great opporunity to explore the city of Cambridge! You can find more information and book on the University website.

On both days, Sidney Sussex will be open to drop-in visitors from 9.00am - 5.00pm and students will be on hand all day to giving tours of College, and there will be a selection of student rooms open to view. The Admissions team will also be present to help answer any queries you might have. We will be holding an 'Applying to Cambridge' talk on both days between 10.00-10.45am, and a 'Student Lift at Sidney Sussex' presentation on both days between 11.00-11.45am. Full details can be found here: Open Days Programme.

We will be holding a tea and cake drop-in session between 1.30-2.30pm, and during this hour you can enjoy some tea and cake whilst chatting to our Director of Studies. Please check the following link to check which Director of Studies will be available: Tea and Cake with our Directors of Studies. Please note that some Directors of Studies may be available at different times, and these will be advertised on the same link.

University of Cambridge open day


General College Open Days (Saturday 9 September and Saturday 16 September 2017) - For students who will be in Year 13 in September 2017

These general College Open Days will be for all subjects and will include talks from the Admissions Director about the College and how to make a competitive application. Current undergraduate students will be available throughout the day to show prospective applicants around the College, with a selection of student rooms open to view, and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Please note that the programme is identical for each date and can be accessed here.

Sidney Sussex College open day


Accommodation for Open Days

If you have to travel a very long distance to Sidney, then you may wish to consider booking overnight accommodation within the College. You can do this by visiting the Conference & Events area of the website. Parents are welcome to book overnight accommodation too. The room rate will be specified on the booking page.

If you are a teacher and would like to make a group booking for your school, please email admissions@sid.cam.ac.uk. Accommodation for school groups will cost £15 per person for bed and breakfast. Schools may book a maximum of 10 single rooms for one night. Spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that there is no accommodation available for the Mathematics Open Days or the College Open Days in September.

Due to constraints on space we regret that we are not able to provide accommodation for parents. The Cambridge Tourist Information Centre can provide details of local hotels and guesthouses.


Open Days and Events Travel Fund

The University of Cambridge has established a travel fund to enable children in (or previously in) care to travel to open day events organised by the University and Colleges of Cambridge. For more information and to apply, please see the Travel Fund webpage, or contact care@cao.cam.ac.uk.

Thinking about studying Geography at University? Want to find out more about Cambridge University? Why not sign up for the Geography Taster Day taking place on Friday 14 July 2017, jointly hosted by Sidney Sussex and Jesus College, Cambridge.

Aimed at Year 12 students, the day will offer prospective applicants the opportunity to meet current students studying Geography, admissions tutors and Geography academics from the university. All attendees will participate in two taster lectures followed by Q & A sessions, as well as having the chance to part in a tour of both Colleges.

Please complete the booking form by 12noon on Monday 12 June 2017. Confirmation of your place will be communicated by 6pm on Friday 16 June 2017.

Please note that we will only accept bookings made by individuals. Booking forms completed on someone else's behalf will not be considered. In the event of over subscription, priortity will be given to attendees from maintained sector schools. We will also carefully consider any cases where five or more students from the same school wish to attend.

There will be no costs involved to those attending, and lunch will be provided. 


Taster Days

Attending a subject taster day is a fantastic way to learn about what it might be like to study a subject you are really interested in at the University of Cambridge, and to meet with current undergraduate students and academics who are learning and teaching in the same field.


Modern & Medieval Languages Taster Day (Saturday 24 June 2017) - For current Year 12 students

Do you enjoy and have an aptitude for learning languages - and want to obtain a high level of fluency? Are you interested in exploring and understanding the past and present of countries where your languages are spoken, through the study of their culture, literature and history? If so, then you should consider applying for Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge! You can find out more about studying this course at our Medieval and Modern Languages Taster Day, taking place on Saturday 24 June 2017.

You will have the opportunity to take part in taster lectures, meet current undergraduate students studying MML, and meet with MML academics. You will also have a chance to take part in a tour of Sidney Sussex College. The programme is likely to take place between 10.00am until 3.30pm. We will circulate the programme around to attendees.

Please complete the booking form if you would like to book a place. The deadline for applications has been extended as there are still some places available.  

Please note that we will only accept bookings made by individuals. Booking forms completed on someone else's behalf will not be considered. In the event of over subscription, priority will be given to attendees from maintained sector schools. We will also carefully consider any cases where five or more students from the same school wish to attend.

The event is free-of-charge and lunch will be provided. 

If you have any queries, please contact the Schools Liaison Officer, Miss Grace Dickinson (gd364@cam.ac.uk) .


Economics Taster Day (Monday 10 July 2017) - For current Year 12 students

Are you interested in the world of finance and want a real insight into studying Economics at university? Would you like to find out more about what studying Economics at the University of Cambridge entails? Do you want the chance to live like a Cambridge student for the day by experiencing taster lectures and meeting current undergraduate students? If so, why not sign up for the Economics Taster Day where you will be able to find out more about studying Economics at Cambridge and about applying to the university!

This event is aimed at Year 12 students and will offer prospective applicants the chance to meet current students, Economics academics and the College's Admissions Director, giving attendees the opportunity to ask any burning questions they have in an informal setting. The day will run from 10.00 to 15.30 and will include taster lectures, a tour of Sidney Sussex and a talk on applications to the university. We will circulate the programme to attendees once we have confirmed places.

Please complete the booking form if you would like to book a place. The deadline for applications is Friday 30th June. Decisions will be sent out on Monday 3rd July.

Please note that we will only accept bookings made by individuals. Booking forms completed on someone else's behalf will not be considered. In the event of over subscription, priority will be given to attendees from maintained sector schools. We will also carefully consider any cases where five or more students from the same school wish to attend.

The event is free-of-charge and lunch will be provided.

If you have any queries, please contact the Schools Liaison Officer, Miss Grace Dickinson (gd364@cam.ac.uk).


Geography Taster Day (Friday 14 July 2017) - For current Year 12 students

Thinking about studying Geography at University? Want to find out more about Cambridge University? Why not sign up for the Geography Taster Day taking place on Friday 14 July 2017, jointly hosted by Sidney Sussex and Jesus College, Cambridge.

Aimed at Year 12 students, the day will offer prospective applicants the opportunity to meet current students studying Geography, admissions tutors and Geography academics from the university. All attendees will participate in two taster lectures followed by Q & A sessions, as well as having the chance to take part in a tour of both Colleges. The programme is likely to take place between 10.00am until 3.30pm. We will circulate the programme around to attendees.

Please complete the booking form. Confirmation of your place will be communicated by Friday 23rd June.

Please note that we will only accept bookings made by individuals. Booking forms completed on someone else's behalf will not be considered. In the event of over subscription, priority will be given to attendees from maintained sector schools. We will also carefully consider any cases where five or more students from the same school wish to attend.

The event is free-of-charge and lunch will be provided. 

If you have any queries, please contact the Schools Liaison Officer, Miss Grace Dickinson (gd364@cam.ac.uk).


Drop-in Visits

If you are unable to attend an Open Day you are very welcome to arrange a drop-in visit to the College, please email admissions@sid.cam.ac.uk to make an appointment. The Admissions Office is generally open for drop-in visitors Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 4.00pm and is located on the ground floor of B staircase, in Hall Court.


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