Open Days


The next PPE Open Days will be on Wednesday 3 July, Thursday 4 July and Friday 20 September in 2019. 


PPE events and information will be in the Manor Road Building (Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ). The building is fully accessible.

What’s On

  • PPE at Oxford Talk: 10-10.50am, 11-11.50am, 2.45-3.35pm, 3.45-4.35pm each day. A PPE tutor will talk about the structure of the course and how to apply. Booking is advised. You can book via the 'register for a talk' button below, from 12pm UK time on Thursday 30 May (not Wednesday 29 May as previously advertised). Only prospective students can book in advance, but there may be spaces for parents/guardians on the day.
  • PPE Information Desks: 9.30am-5pm each day. The desks will be staffed by current students and/or PPE tutors. You can drop in, ask questions, and pick up leaflets.
Register for a talk

Where else should I go?

On the three Open Days many other parts of the University will be open to prospective applicants, including colleges and libraries, so we recommend that you visit these as well. Some of these events will require booking. See further information and the list of colleges offering PPE

If you are planning to come to one of the Open Days this year, you can register here. Registration is not compulsory, but by entering your details you sign up for the Open Days newsletter, which will provide you with lots of useful information in the weeks before the event.

Can I visit at another time?

The PPE departments are not open outside the University Open Days, but students thinking of applying to Oxford are normally welcome to have a look round college grounds at any time, to experience the character and atmosphere of different colleges. The visiting colleges page gives details about opening times and any admissions charges. The following resources may be useful when planning your visit:

If, after your visit, you have any questions about PPE, do contact us by email ( or telephone (+44 1865 288564), and look at the FAQs from prospective undergraduates and prospective PPE students. Some colleges run other events during the year, which may require booking or have restricted eligibility. These are listed in our events calendar


Oxford runs thousands of free outreach events and programmes every year. These give potential applicants a chance to learn about student life as well as equipping you to submit a strong UCAS application. Some of our free programmes are residentials based in Oxford, like UNIQ, whilst others are taster or study days, either in Oxford or sometimes nearer you. Some events can be booked directly by individual students, whilst others need to be arranged by teachers and are typically designed for school groups. We also have a range of events for teachers to give them advice on supporting their ablest students so they can receive the guidance they deserve and realise their potential. See here for a full list of upcoming outreach events.

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