Open Days

Open Days

This year our Open Days will be held on 1 July, 2 July, and 18 September. 

These are also the dates of the University of Oxford Open Day and so, most colleges and department will be open to visit. 

 

Why come to an Open Day at Christ Church? 

Open Days present a fantastic opportunity for prospective applicants to come to Christ Church and chat to students and tutors, have a look around, and find out valuable information. Throughout the day, current students will be giving tours around Christ Church - they can tell you all about student life at the College and answer questions you have about navigating the admissions process, arriving at Oxford, work, social life, and much more. There are talks for prospective students on the admissions process, including demonstration interviews, and talks for parents and carers on college life, finance, welfare, and the admissions process. There are plenty of chances for prospective students to meet different Christ Church tutors in subject-specific talks and informal drop-in sessions. The Tutor for Admissions and the Admissions and Access Team will be on hand all day to answer any admissions-related queries you have. Prospective students and their family/friends/teachers are welcome to have lunch in the Hall. 

Have a look at our Open Day programme here. There is no need to book, but do turn up early as talks can fill up. 

Check out our Choosing a Course page for a list of the subjects that we offer at Christ Church and our Why Apply to Christ Church page for information about financial support, accommodation, food, facilities, and welfare support, including for students with disabilities. 

If you have any accessibility requirements, please get in touch with us at admissions@chch.ox.ac.uk before visiting so that we can make any necessary accommodations. Information about wheelchair accessibility is available on our website

 

Open Day Accommodation

We are able to provide limited, free accommodation at Christ Church for prospective students and teachers over both Open Days. Accommodation is primarily for prospective students, but some rooms for parents and carers are available at a reduced rate. Booking for prospective students and teachers is now open; click here to request accommodation. Booking will close on Sunday 19 April and we will let you know whether we are able to offer you accommodation by Friday 24 April. We will prioritise accommodation requests from prospective students and teachers from the North East of England and other UK regions which are a distance from Oxford. If you are a parent or carer and would like information about how to book accommodation, please email admissions@chch.ox.ac.uk.

 

Travel Expenses

We don't want potential applicants to be put off attending one of our Open Days by the cost of travel. Christ Church is able to pay reasonable travel expenses for those for whom the cost of travelling to the Open Day would present a barrier to doing so. Typically, to receive financial support for reasonable travel expenses you need to commit to come to one of our Open Day sessions, be a UK resident, attend or have attended a UK school, and be experiencing financial hardship. We can only reimburse travel costs where an agreement has been made in advance.

Please email Gabriel Bather, Admissions Officer at admissions@chch.ox.ac.uk to enquire about this at least three working days before the Open Day (by 26 June). In your email, please provide a brief indication of why the cost of travel would present a barrier for you to come to the Open Day and give details of the cost and type of travel you would be using. 

 

Travelling to the Open Days

We strongly recommend that you do not drive into Oxford city centre; parking is very limited and expensive. Christ Church is within a 15-minute walk of Oxford Railway Station and the bus and coach station at Gloucester Green. If you decide to drive to Oxford, the Park and Rides are the best option. Helpers will be at the Park and Rides to help you get to where you want to be. The University recommends the following four Park and Rides: Redbridge, Pear Tree, Thornhill, and Water Eaton. 

Further advice on getting to Oxford can be found on the University travel advice webpage

Once you arrive in the city, walking is the easiest way to get around and most colleges and departments are pretty close. So, wearing sensible footwear is key to an enjoyable and comfortable day. 

 

Any Other Questions

If you have any question about the Open Days or about undergraduate admissions, please get in touch with Gabriel Bather, Admissions Officer at admissions@chch.ox.ac.uk or on 01865 276196. 

 

Visit Christ Church Outside of the Open Days

Prospective students are always welcome to come and have a look around Christ Church. You can find our opening hours here. It is helpful for us if you can let us know in advance that you are coming by emailing admissions@chch.ox.ac.uk, especially if you are bringing a large group.

Please come to Tom Gate on St Aldates (typing 'Tom Tower' into Google Maps should get you here) and tell the staff there that you are a prospective student. 

If you have any accessibility requirements, please get in touch with us before your visit at admissions@chch.ox.ac.uk so that we can make any necessary accommodations. Information about wheelchair accessibility is available on our website