With open days drawing ever nearer, applicants and parents alike may have many questions about what they’re for, how they should approach them, and what they can do to get the most out of them. For all students able to attend, open days are an extremely useful resource for making a confident application and having the best chance of being happy in your chosen university and college. Such events give you the chance to tour the colleges you’re interested in and talk to the students, visit your department and speak to tutors to get a better sense of how the course is taught and what you can expect, and get a real feel for the city and the university lifestyle. By visiting a college you can see the accommodation you would be staying with and gain access to information that may not be on the website. Many applicants make their mind up about their first choice university and college after the open days, based on how the feel in each place. In this useful resource we’ll tell you all you need to know about the Oxbridge open days.