Open Days

Our Open Days are intended to provide prospective candidates with information about the College and its undergraduate admissions procedures.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Please note that all in-person admissions related events at Emmanuel College have been cancelled until at least the end of May 2021 and the College is closed to all visitors. We will, however, be hosting virtual sessions this year (see provisional dates below). Take a look through the films below, which were recorded recently for our 2020 virtual open sessions.


Wednesday 31 March (all subjects - virtual session); Saturday 1 May (Maths - virtual: morning with the College and afternoon with the Faculty); Thursday 8 and Friday 9 July (University open days; the College will be participating) and Friday 17 September (University open day; the College will be participating).

We are unable to confirm at this stage whether events beyond May will be virtual or in-person. Further information will be available online during February 2021.


The University virtual open days are now complete for 2020, but the virtual platform is still available on the University's open day page. Emmanuel has a tour below, which was filmed for the virtual open day on 17 and 18 September, which includes a look around the accommodation

If you have any questions, please email the Admissions Officer.

A welcome to the College from the Acting Senior Tutor

Take a look around the College, filmed during the College closure, in quiet, but sunny surroundings (this film refers to the 17th and 18th September Open Days).

Arts Day in the Life

This film features an average day in the life of Harriet, a second year HSPS student.

Science Day in the Life

Listen as Eddie, a first year Natural Sciences student, talks you through a day in the life of a NatSci.

College Photos

A selection of views from around the College. Some of the photos have been taken by Aida Miralaei, a PhD student at the College, and we are very grateful to her for allowing us to use them.


Please contact the Admissions Officer in advance, if you require any specific arrangements to be made during your visit to the College, e.g., room accessibility.


We would advise all prospective candidates to familiarise themselves with the full details of the courses, which are available on the Departmental and Faculty pages, as these may provide helpful background reading for discussions with Directors of Studies and Admissions Tutors.

PLEASE NOTE: The College is currently closed to visitors.

The College is usually open daily from 9am to 6pm for members of the public to wander through the grounds. You do not need to book to have a general look around, but we advise you to email in advance and check that the College is definitely open. During your visit, you can call into the Porters’ Lodge (main entrance, St Andrew’s Street) to pick up copies of the College and Alternative prospectuses.