Open Days

Visit the department, meet students and discover what it is like to study Geography at Oxford.

The School participates in the wider Oxford Open Days which take place on two days in late June/July and on one day in mid-September, and there is no need to book for these.

The dates for all the Open Days are posted early in the year on our website, along with other details.

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Geography Open Day

10 June 2024

The School of Geography and the Environment usually holds a Geography Open Day in June each year with events and information provided for prospective undergraduate students. The date for the Department Open Day in 2024 is Monday 10 June.

Booking for the Geography Open Day will open on Monday 1st April and will close midday Friday 24th May 2024. Check this web page after 1st April for the booking form.

Please see the information below on the Oxford Open Days in June and September for further opportunities.

For parents and guardians

Parents and guardians of prospective applicants are unfortunately unable to join the talks at the Geography Open Day on 10 June, however are welcome to join for the Oxford Open Days.

We will also usually run an online session specifically for parents, guardians, and family members of prospective applicants each summer. This will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have from the perspective of someone supporting an applicant and helping them with their decisions. Details will be updated on this web page in early 2024.

What to expect at a Departmental Open Day …

For a preview of what to expect on a Departmental Open Day, please see the programme from 2023.

Geography Open Day Programme for 2023

09:45 - 10:30
Registration and refreshments
10:40 - 10:50
Welcome and overview
Prof. Giles Wiggs, Head of School
10:50 - 11:30
Physical Geography Taster Lecture - Climate change and Net Zero
Prof. Myles Allen
11:30 - 12:15
Intro to Oxford and Q&A
Prof. Beth Greenhough, Academic Coordinator
12:15 - 14:00
Students will be taken in groups to colleges for lunch and a tour.
14:00 - 14:40
Human Geography Taster Lecture - Political geographies beyond the state
Prof. Fiona McConnell
14:40 - 15:10
Meet current students
Dan Hall, Access, Outreach & Internships Officer and Geography Ambassadors

Also available on the day:

  • A poster display and university prospectuses will be available throughout the day.
  • The departmental librarian will be available with information on readings and the library.
  • Current undergraduates for you to speak with and ask questions of.

You can watch this video and several more from the 2021 virtual open day on our Virtual Open Day 2021 playlist on YouTube.

Oxford Open Days

Dates for the Oxford Open Days in 2024 will be announced early next year.

The School of Geography and the Environment participates in the University's Oxford Open Days.

Oxford Open Days provide a perfect opportunity to visit the colleges of University of Oxford. Please see the open day guide for college events posted on the Oxford Open Days website.

Please follow @OxOutreach on Twitter for the latest news and information about Oxford Open Days. Got an open days question? Get in touch using #OxOpenDays!

Our Open Day sessions will not be live streamed or recorded. There is plenty of online content on our YouTube channel and social media - please do take a look. Follow us on social media to stay up to date with any other upcoming online events.

What to expect at an Oxford Open Day

What to expect at an Oxford open day

What's it like at an Oxford Uni Open Day?

Other visits

Don't worry if you can't come to an Open Day, you are welcome to visit at another time. College grounds are usually open to prospective applicants but you can also get in touch with the college linked to your region and let them know you are coming. You may also be able to attend an event listed in our outreach calendar whilst you're here.

Don't forget to ask your teacher or careers adviser to sign up to our teacher's mailing list, so they can stay informed about school visits and outreach and pass this information on to you.