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Open days 2018

Thursday 5th and Friday 6th July 2018.

Booking is now open - use this link.

Download the NST open day booklet 2018. 

Where are the Open Days held?©Keith Heppell Open Day 1

The Natural Sciences Open Days are part of the University's General Open Days and will be held in a central location, close to many of the Departments and Colleges.

The 2018 open day subject stalls will be held at the Sidgwick site. There will be subject talks and department tours going on throughout the day. As there are so many Departments to fit into one afternoon, we recommend that you plan your day before arriving. Download a timetable of Natural Sciences talks and events.   

There is no on-site parking available, so we therefore recommend the use of the city's many park and ride services, details of which can be found on this website.

You can attend the Open Days without visiting any of the Colleges, although many of them allow informal visits late in the afternoon.

If you cannot attend either of the scheduled Open Days, see our further advice.

How do the Open Days work?

The Natural Sciences Tripos is taught by sixteen different Departments right across Cambridge; the Open Days are designed to gather information from the Departments under one roof in order to make it easier for you to find out more about the courses on offer, and ask any questions you may have.

Most people spend several hours at one of the Open Days (there is no need to attend for both days) dividing their time between the central display, talks and tours. A general programme of events is provided to all who register for the Open Day. 

There are 4 course information talks held at various venues throughout the day. These are all the same and any student interested in Biological or Physical may attend any of these talks. 

What can I expect at the Open Days?

Most of the Departments involved in teaching will have a stand in the Natural Sciences marquee. Some will have talks, tours and interactive events (please see the programme of events). 

©Keith Heppell Open Day 2Staff and students will be present to provide information and advice. We encourage you to take advantage of talking to the people manning the displays.

In addition, there will also be people on hand to offer advice on admissions and what choices would be open to you in your studies. One of the great strengths of the Natural Sciences Tripos is that you study a range of sciences in your first year; this is a time to stretch yourself, maybe learn a new subject. There will be people who can help you to explore your options and where they might lead you.

If you have any queries regarding the Open Days, or other questions about studying Natural Sciences, please email and we will endeavour to answer your enquiries. Particular enquiries about admission to the University should be directed to the admissions office.