Whether you're interested in applying as an undergraduate or a postgraduate, visiting Sidney is the best way to see what it might be like to live and study here.

Attending a College Open Day is a fantastic way to get a feel for Sidney. Find out more below.

Undergraduate Open Days

Sidney will be open to prospective applicants along with their parents and supporters on the 4th and 5th of July 2024 as part of the University of Cambridge Open Days.

Come visit us from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm to:

  • Get a tour of the College from current students, which will include student accommodation, common spaces, the gardens, our chapel, and our student bar
  • Learn more about student life at Sidney from our friendly undergraduates who will be on hand the entire day
  • Speak to the Admissions Team, including our Admissions Director
  • Speak to current Directors of Studies
  • Attend talks about student life, the application process, and making a competitive application
Booking the Cambridge Open Days 

Bookings will open in April 2024:

  • You will need to complete a booking form for the Cambridge Open Days. This covers the centrally organised events including everything happening in person for the Open Days and the centrally organised warm-up webinars.
  • Your Cambridge Open Days booking will also give you access to all events taking place in Sidney Sussex as part of the Open Days on the 4th and 5th of July.
Getting to Sidney

Please find all information about how to find us and what transport to use here.

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 web page, or contact care@cao.cam.ac.uk.

Drop-in visits throughout the year

The College is open for drop-in visits, and you are welcome to come have a look around our wonderful grounds. Find out more about visiting Sidney on our Visiting page and contact the Admissions Office if you require more information or want to talk with us during you visit.

You may also want to visit the central University Open Day Page as well as Sidney's Virtual Open Day.

Please get in touch with slo@sid.cam.ac.uk or admissions@sid.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions and we cannot wait to welcome you to Sidney!

Postgraduate Open Day

More information is available on the Postgraduate Open Days web page.

Outreach Events for Prospective Undergraduates

Apart from the Open Days, Sidney also holds a number of other events throughout the year. From information webinars about university applications to summer schools which focus on exploring the different subjects, we are committed to ensuring that all applicants have access to open and up-to-date information about making applications to the University of Cambridge and other Higher Education institutions. 

Take a look at our events and resources aimed at prospective applicants and teachers on our Access Sidney page.