Inspire Study Days
Participants at our Study Days attend talks and workshops led by tutors, find out more about the course at Oxford and what tutors are looking for, and meet current St John's students. We offer both in-person events and virtual events. We often issue some preparatory reading in advance of our Study Days which will then form the basis of the seminars.
Our Study Days (both in-person and virtual) are often oversubscribed and selection is based on academic merit and contextual factors. Participants must be predicted to achieve at least AAA at A level or AAAAB/AAAAA in Scottish Highers (or equivalent). Where candidates from the Scottish system can offer Advanced Highers we would expect AA (for two subjects) or AAB (for three subjects). Places are generally limited to two per school/college, although larger establishments may be offered more places.
All Study Days are free of charge.
In-person Study Days
In-person Study Days include a free lunch at St John’s. Pupils must make their own travel arrangements to and from Oxford. Please note that we are not able to provide parking facilities so pupils are encouraged to travel to Oxford by public transport.
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to attend our event. If you are travelling to one of our Study Days in College we may be able to help with a contribution towards your travel expenses. The support available for travel will depend on the distance travelled, based on the shortest route between your home postcode and St John’s College.
Virtual Study Days
If you are attending a virtual Study Day from your home working space we may be able to help by providing item(s) to support effective digital working. There are a range of digital support items available, and the item(s) you receive will depend on your personal requirements to work effectively from home.
Click here for information on our Digital Assistance AwardsGeography study day flyer - Jan 23 InteractiveGeography study day flyer - Jan 23 Edition
Study Days 2022/23
Please click the links below to download our study day flyers for 2023.
Wednesday 1st March 2023: Geography Study Day
Saturday 11th March 2023: Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (Virtual) Study Day
Wednesday 3rd May 2023: Maths and Computer Sciences Study Day
Wednesday 10th May 2023: Modern Languages Study Day
Wednesday 17th May 2023: Chemistry Study Day
Previous Study Days at St John's
- Wednesday 11th May 2022 - Mathematics and Computer Science Study Day
- Wednesday 18th May 2022 – Chemistry Study Day
- Wednesday 9th March 2022 - Modern Languages Study Day
- Saturday 19th March 2022 - Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Study Day (Virtual Event)
- Maths Study Day 2021 (virtual): Monday 22 March 2021
- Maths Study Day: Thursday 5 March 2020
- History Study Day: Tuesday 10 March 2020
University-wide study days
Many other colleges and departments organise study days throughout the year. For a full-listing of events see Outreach Events.
Year 12 Study Days Gallery
" I loved getting an insight into the running of the college through tours, taster lectures, and hearing from students. I also loved looking at Spanish poetry as it is not something I had done before but now want to go on and study. " Year 12 Student at the Modern Languages Study Day 2022
" I really loved getting an insight into the way that Oxford works and what it would be like to study there. I particularly enjoyed the interview questions as they were challenging but taught me how to approach hard questions by thinking outside of the box and coming up with ideas to steer yourself into the right direction. " Year 12 Pupil on the Virtual Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Study Day 2022