Robinson College hosts and organises a number of events through the year designed to inform prospective students and their supporters about the University and the College.
Waiting for an event to open for applications? You can register your interest to be notified by email when applications for an event open.
In some cases, we are able to fully or partially cover travel expenses in order to enable young people from all backgrounds to attend our events. Please click here for more information.
Our College Open Events are a chance for you to come and visit us, take a look at our facilities, and find out about the courses we have to offer.
The next Cambridge University Open Days will be on Thursday 4th July and Friday 5th July 2024.
The New Directions Composition Competition aims to share the joy of music by encouraging young people to create their own original composition.
January to March 2024
Robinson College is involved with ClickCambridge, an online outreach programme for Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Arab students in Y12 (England and Wales), S5 (Scotland), or Y13 (NI). It is run collaboratively by a group of Cambridge colleges, and aims to equip students with the information and skills to apply to selective universities.
1 March 2024
This virtual Q&A event will give you a chance to explore Robinson College virtually.
Dates throughout March 2024
The OCID webinars are a collaborative programme between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. They are designed to provide students and their supporters with an insight into the two institutions: the structure of the universities, what student life is like, the application process, and how to prepare a strong application.
8th-9th April 2024
The Women in Science Festival (WiSF) is an annual event run by Robinson College designed to inspire and encourage female students to pursue scientific study at university, and to apply to Cambridge and to Robinson should they so wish.
It is open to students in Year 11 / S4 / Year 12 (Northern Ireland) and Year 12 / S5 / Year 13 (Northern Ireland).
Saturday 27th April 2024, TBC
2nd-4th July 2024
The Subject Residentials are an opportunity for students to gain an insight into university learning at Cambridge, through subject taster sessions and lectures led by the College's academic community. For the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Residential, the subject streams are as follows:
This structure allows students to consider and compare multiple subjects - including those they may not have previously encountered - and gain an insight into the connections and skills that underpin degree courses within each discipline.
5th-7th July 2024
The Subject Residentials are an opportunity for students to gain an insight into university learning at Cambridge, through subject taster sessions and lectures led by the College's academic community. For the Biological and Physical Sciences Residential, the subject streams are as follows:
Late July 2024, TBC
The 2024 Teachers' Conference will be held on Tuesday 19th March in the London Borough of Wandsworth. More information will be available soon.
23rd September 2023
Year 13 / S6 / Year 14 (Northern Ireland)
The aim of the STEP Prep Day is to introduce students to the STEP exam, the style of questions used in the STEP papers, and the thought required to tackle them. The event will include an admissions talk and Q&A, a virtual introduction to the College, and sessions designed to familiarise students with STEP questions, led by current students and teaching staff from the University of Cambridge. The focus of the academic sessions will be on Mathematics and Mechanics, rather than Statistics.
Year 10 and Year 11
The Essay Prize will not run in 2024.