We look forward to welcoming you to one of our University Open Days – the next one will take place on Friday 20 September 2019.
This is your opportunity to visit both departments and colleges, to find out more about your chosen degree, and to meet current students and tutors and ask any questions you may have about the application process, course content and student life. Visit the University website to find out which colleges offer your subject.
The college will be open to visitors from 9am to 5pm and there is no need to book for any activity – just come into the quad from Catte Street and you’ll be welcomed by our Student Ambassadors. Click below for details of all the events we’ve got planned. Our Hall will be open throughout the day, offering free tea and coffee and a chance to sit down and plan what you’re going to do next. Complimentary lunch will be available on a first-come-first-served basis with a variety of delicious options available.
Tours and information stands
09:00-16:45 – Join one of our college tours with a Student Ambassador to see the sights of Hertford, from our Library and Chapel, to student accommodation, the bar, and the JCR (Junior Common Room). And of course you’ll be able to walk over our famous bridge! Tours will be running throughout the day, so you’ll only have to wait for a few minutes for the next one. While you’re waiting, check out our information stands in the quad. Here you can meet staff and ask questions about admissions, accommodation, catering and our paid work opportunities for students.
Subject sessions with tutors
12:30-13:00 and 13:15-13:45 – These short talks are led by our tutors (Fellows and Lecturers at the college) and give an introduction to all the degree courses on offer at Hertford. There will also be a chance for an informal Q&A where you can get the answers to any subject-specific questions you might have. As space is limited, priority will be given to prospective applicants; parents and carers can attend the parents and carers Q&As happening at the same time (see below).
Archaeology and Anthropology, Biochemistry, Computer Science & Philosophy (and Philosophy Joint Schools), Economics and Management, Engineering, English, History, Human Sciences, Law, Mathematics, Music.
Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Medicine, Modern Languages, Oriental Studies, Physics, PPE.
Parents and carers Q&A
Life at Hertford talk
13:00-13:30 – Discover what makes Hertford stand out from the crowd and find out more about our facilities, welfare and wellbeing provision, clubs, teams and societies.
Admissions talks and Q&As
14:00-14:30 and 15:00-15:30 – These talks will cover the application process and what factors we take into account during the selection process, and there will be the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
14:30-15:00 – Come along to watch a mock interview in Biochemistry and find out what it might be like if you’re shortlisted and invited to interview.
Please note that this session has limited places and priority will be given to potential applicants.
Personal statement workshop for applicants and teachers
15:30-16:00 – What should you include in your personal statement and how can you demonstrate your interest in your subject? Come along to find out more about how to write an effective personal statement. Teachers are welcome to attend this session too and ask any questions they may have.
Planning your day
There’s loads to see on an Open Day, with all the University’s colleges and departments open to visitors. Check out the Open Days Guide to find out what else is happening around the city. We’ll be open from 9am to 6pm with refreshments available throughout the day, so if you need somewhere to stop and plan your next steps, look no further than Hertford!
Travel advice can be found on the University website. We don not have any parking facilities and we strongly recommend that you do not travel by car wherever possible. If you do drive, we suggest you park at one of the city’s Park & Ride sites, as there will be little parking available in town. Hertford is a short walk from the train station and coach station. You can find a map showing the location of college on our ‘visit us’ page.
Our Hall will be offering complimentary lunch on a first-come-first-served basis. Drop in to pick up something to eat and relax in our historic dining hall.
We offer a limited amount of free bed and breakfast accommodation to Open Day visitors. Rooms are available for individuals and school groups (up to seven including one accompanying adult). All rooms are single occupancy and, due to demand, we are only able to offer one night’s accommodation. If you’d like to reserve a room (or rooms) please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Open Day Room’ in the subject line.