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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

Sat 29th Apr 2017MathematicsYou must book a place to attend this Mathematics open morning.
Sat 6th May 2017MathematicsYou must book a place to attend this Mathematics open morning.Book Place
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 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 ( 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 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 - 6.00pm.

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. Further details will be added in due course. 

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 undergraduates will lead tours of the College, including a selection of student rooms, 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 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

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 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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