With almost 70% of Oxford’s 2020 undergraduate places recently awarded to state school pupils, the question of representation within the universities of Oxford and Cambridge has become a hot topic. With notoriously high entry grades and a history of admissions that have not favoured state-educated students, awareness is beginning to show in the recent changes to their offers.
Applying for university can seem like a daunting task when there are so many details to consider, including when to visit universities as a prospective student. With these visits confusingly named things like ‘Applicant’, ‘Offer-Holder’ and ‘Open’ days, understanding which you should be signing up for often feels like it requires a degree in itself. Luckily, there are some key differences to spot. Below is a quick guide on what each ‘day’ commonly entails, when and how you sign up for them as well as a few other things to look out for before you decide which university is right for you.