So that we can ensure that all Members of the Churchill College community stay healthy and safe, things will look a little different when you next come to College. But you can find everything you need to know on our new Coronavirus Guidance page From the latest research from the University to what you should do if you have symptoms, and from the provision of College services to minimising the risk of transmission, you'll find all the answers to your questions here.
various dates, April to September 2021
Registration deadline: 36 hours before each event (see dates below)
Whilst we are sadly still unable to offer in person events, we are very pleased to offer students, teachers and parents of prospective applicants the opportunity to attend our upcoming Live Q&A sessions which will be held on Zoom.
Each of these sessions will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions (via the Zoom chat function) to Admissions staff. The sessions will be delivered by Mr Richard Partington, the Senior Tutor and Dr Jonathan Padley, Admissions Tutor or another member of the Admissions Team.
Students may wish to attend one session or more than one session: either is fine. The target audience is Year 12 students and their teachers and parents but Year 11 students may also be interested in attending.
The dates of these are as follows (and further dates will be announced in due course):
Wednesday 7 April 17:00-18:30
Wednesday 5 May 17:00-18:30
Wednesday 2 June 17:00-18:30
Wednesday 16 June 17:00-18:30
There is no requirement to bring questions to the session – participants can simply listen to the answers given to those asked by others. There is also no requirement for students to have a clear idea, at this stage, of which university or colleges they may be applying, or for which subject.
Whilst we would encourage participants to join with their cameras on to mirror a real-life event, there is no requirement for them to do this. The events will be recorded, in speaker view only, to be made available afterwards.
If you would like to attend one (or more) of these sessions, please complete this very brief registration form at least 36 hours beforehand. This will register your interest for all events up to and including September 2021 (additional dates will be announced in due course) Zoom details for each session will be sent no later than the day before each event.
Virtual Open Days
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Churchill’s Open Days have been moved online, where we expect them to remain until autumn 2021 at the earliest.
Whilst we're sorry that we can't currently welcome you in person to Churchill as part of these events, we have, amongst many other online reources, three videos which we hope will give you a great flavour of what you would get on a real-life open day and a taste of what our community and environment have to offer:
The following video is on applying to Oxford & Cambridge, presented by our Admissions Tutors.
To find out more about Churchill, you can explore our Undergraduate Admissions webpage, check out our Virtual Churchill YouTube playlist (scroll down the YouTube page to find generic content), and view our entry in the University's Virtual Tour:
Churchill College played a full part in the July 2020 Cambridge University Virtual Open Days. Although these were primarily aimed at those applying for 2021 entry you can view back this content – which includes Q&As with Admissions Tutors and current undergraduates – at:
Don't be fooled by the fact that this page is hosted at isaacphysics.org. Isaac is a Cambridge platform that was particularly suitable for these events but this page's content is for students interested in all subjects, not just Physics! From it, in addition to recorded Q&As, you’ll find resources including:
As well as looking around the College campus, you'll find out more about how Cambridge University works, the courses on offer, and our entry requirements. You'll meet some of the College's teaching academics as well as current students to talk to them about their experiences of studying here.
Unfortunately, due to restrictions arising from COVID-19, we can't invite you to come and look round in person at the moment. However, we have arranged Virtual Open Days - content above - which are the next best thing! We hope these will answer any questions you may have, or that we'll be able to help you at our next event. And please remember, you're always welcome to be in touch with our Admissions Office.
Booking a place
When bookings open for our next in-person events, in autumn 2021 at the earliest, they will be made available from links at the bottom of this page. Please keep checking back for more details.
When we are able to offer in person open days some overnight accommodation may be available in College if you are unable to travel on the Open Day itself - please see the relevant date link at the bottom of this page. When available, accommodation is for one night only; the night before the Open Day you're going to attend. If you need to stay overnight, it is advisable to check availability and book early. When accommodation is available, you can book it as part of our regular booking process by using the date links at the bottom of this page. Such accommodation is at a subsidised bed and breakfast rate for Open Day attendees, of £17 per night per person for students and teachers, and £40 per night per person for parents.
Overnight accommodation is at an absolute premium around our Open Days so we expect anyone who books our subsidised accommodation to attend our full Open Day programme at Churchill.
Forthcoming Open Days
Churchill usually runs general and subject-specific Open Days. You can view our Virtual Open Days at the top of this page, with information to follow here about our next in-person events as soon as we can share it.
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