Open Days 2023

Thursday 6 & Friday 7 July 2023

Downing College will be open for potential applicants to come and visit the College between 9:30am – 4:30pm, as part of the University of Cambridge Open Days. 

We will be running a variety of activities throughout the day.


All our tours are delivered by current students and leave from outside the Maitland Robinson Library every 5-10mins. There is no need to book onto a tour, please just approach the welcome desk on arrival and choose your tour from the following options:

  • Full Guided Tour (approx. 40mins)
  • Highlights Guided Tour (approx. 20mins)
  • Self-Guided Tour

Drop-In Desks

There will be four drop-in desks with staff and students on hand to answer any of your questions on:

  • Admissions – Our Admissions Officer will be answering any questions on the application process
  • Accommodation – Our Accommodation Team will be on hand to answer all your accommodation enquiries
  • Wellbeing – Our Head of Student Wellbeing and College Nurses will be around to discuss all the support available at Downing
  • Student Life – Our student ambassadors would love to answer any questions you have about Downing and studying at Cambridge

Talks and Q&As

Meet the Admissions Tutor

Our Admissions Tutor will be delivering an ‘Applying to Cambridge’ talk followed by a Q&A where you can ask any questions you have about how the admissions process works and what we look for in applicants.

The session is held 10:00am – 11:00am or 3:00pm – 4:00pm on both days.

Due to the room capacity please fill out the form to reserve a place.

Subject Q&As

Subject Q&As with Directors of Study and/or current students will take place over both days. Please register for these closer to the event when the full timetable is released.  

Virtual tour of Downing College

Why not watch our virtual tour led by a group of current Downing students before your visit.