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Open Days are a great opportunity to get a feel for the University, find out about courses in your subjects and meet current tutors and students. Like the other colleges, Trinity runs various events and tours throughout each Open Day (either virtually or in-person!). Open Days ordinarily take place across three days in June/July and September and we encourage you to attend these in Year 12/the start of Year 13.
On each Open Day, there will be lots of events going on across the central university, the subject departments and the colleges and it can be easy to get a little lost. We want to ensure that you see all the bits that are most relevant for you so here is our recommendation for how to tackle the day(s).
On the run up to each Open Day, the University, departments and colleges will release a timetable of events so we recommend that you look at these in advance and highlight the events you would like to attend. Make sure they don’t clash! Once you have done this, you will have a clear idea of your personal timetable for the day. Generally, it is best to attend the central university events and the department events before you look at the colleges. This is so you have a good idea of the University as a whole and your course before moving on to looking at where you might want to live.
Step 1: Look at the central University’s events and pick out any that you would find useful. You may wish for example, to learn more about admissions, financial support or the University’s societies.
Step 2: Have a look at what your subject department is running during the day and choose what you’d like to take advantage of. Your course is your most important decision and the course is the same at every college. If you have questions about how your course will run, your department is your first port of call!
Step 3: Check out the colleges! Colleges provide your tutorial teaching (not lectures or seminars), accommodation, meals, common rooms, low-level sports and music groups and social facilities. They also provide pastoral care for you. The colleges all have the same job so the only differences between them are practical. You do not have to state a college preference when you apply but you can if you’d like to.
When making a shortlist to visit, we recommend that you choose according to your preferences in the following criteria:
We would love for you to come and visit us at Trinity on an Open Day! Visiting multiple colleges can help you to choose a college, or to decide to put in an open application if you don't have a preference.
At Trinity, you can find the subjects we offer on our subjects page below. We are a relatively small community with around 80 undergraduates per year. We are one of the older colleges and we're in the centre of town on Broad Street, a short walk from quite a few subject departments. We offer accommodation, either on or off-site, for all years of study and we have a bar, gym and a number of lovely societies. You can ask our wonderful students for more information or come and visit us!
Not everyone will be able to make it to Oxford for an Open Day, so we've put together a virtual experience to give you an idea of what life, study and facilities are like here. Have a look at any time, from wherever you are.