Open days

Our next online open day dates are listed below. Please watch the videos prior to the open day events as this will help inform you prior to our online open day session.  If you don't have time don't worry you are welcome to join us anyway!

Saturday 15 June 2024 - 11:30 - 13:30 (in-person)
Thursday 5 September 2024 - 19.00 - 20.30 (online)

If you do not have Messenger, please email Jo to book your place at

Online open day format

Before the open day please watch the videos by clicking on the red box named open day videos.

The online open day will take a questions and answers format.  Angie Hicks (Principal), Jo Rochford (Student Experience Director) Jo Brown (Registrar) will all be on hand via Zoom to answer your questions. 

You may want to know more about the curriculum, learning and assessment, student finance and there will also be an opportunity to talk to a graduate and a current student. 

Our online open days are designed to be interactive and are a wonderful opportunity to share, ask questions and meet others.  We want you to get the most out of your time with us and request that you keep your camera on as this allows us to connect easier. 

Browsing our website will give you a first taste of what it’s like to study at the college. Ultimately nothing beats coming to an open day. This will give you a valuable insight into what it’s like to study with us and what makes our course unique. 

Face to face open day format

The face to face format includes an opportunity to talk to students and graduates about the course and ask any questions you may have for them.  Angie Hicks (Principal), Jo Rochford (Student Experience Director) Jo Brown (Registrar) will all be present to answer your questions.  You will find out more about what it is like to be a student at CICM and have a tour the building. 

For details on how to find us, click here

If you want to learn more about Chinese Medicine, you can sign up for our introductory course click here.  If you decide after attending the course to apply, the fee of the introductory course is offset against our fees.

 Book your place at our next online Open Day through Messenger

  • "I wanted to become an acupuncturist because I had experienced its amazing benefits…studying acupuncture at CICM was one of the best decisions in my life.”

    Ehsan Salout

  • "I love the teaching at CICM, it is varied, interesting and extremely inspiring and the teachers all have a wealth of experience to draw on.”

    Keeley Farrington

  • “CICM was suggested by an acupuncturist I know and recommended for its high-quality tuition and professional approach. I knew I wanted to explore a degree course and after my open day experience I knew it had to be CICM.”

    Michelle Patrick

  • "I recently joined CICM and there are so many things I love about the place. The teachers are genuinely helpful and want us to do well. The place has a calm, harmonic feel and studying has already had a tangible benefit to my lifestyle and health."

    Erica Chen

  • "I was an electrician before I started studying acupuncture. It might not seem like it but there are overlaps between them, you look at a circuit and work out where the problem is coming from and then rectify it. The difference is with acupuncture I’ll help people to get better!"

    Jack Keeping

  • "Since embarking on this course, I have been astounded every day by the passion that this subject has sparked in me. I realised very quickly that I was in the right place, doing the right thing. I can only describe it as finally finding my place in the universe and becoming part of something much bigger than myself."

    Sally Connelly

  • "I wanted to become an acupuncturist as I prefer to use natural remedies which are in line with my faith and cultural background. I have witnessed the profound effects treatment can have on patients. CICM has an excellent reputation and I love the whole package here, especially the staff and supportive teachers."

    Bev Holder

  • "I appreciated the integrated style of TCM and the five elements as being the most profound way to reach and help people. This was the best possible start to a long acupuncture career that I could possibly wish for."

    Bethan Morgan

  • "My years at CICM will always hold a special place in my mind. It was like entering Hogwarts. The subjects are mind-expanding, the teachers and tutors really passionate and always keen to answer questions and give guidance. It has transformed me as a person and changed the way I see people, emotions, relationships, disease and health."

    Efthymios Fotenios

  • The teachers are really supportive and make every effort to tailor how they teach to suit the different styles of students. I like to question things and look at things from different angles - and the teachers have always supported me by being there to answer things by email after class, recommend further reading, or even being there to support me when I set up a Chinese medicine society for the college.

    Helen Reid

  • The course covers a huge range of topics, angles and perspectives, and whilst so much of it is new, unfamiliar and challenging at times- especially the 'hands on practical aspects- I can’t think of anything else I’d rather be doing, or anywhere else I’d rather be doing it. CICM is a hub of connection, commitment and energy, and something I am honoured to be part of.

    Ellie Farnfield

  • All of my teachers are practicing therapists with a library of information and experience to reinforce their words and the lectures. I have gained a lot of insight into myself and I often find myself reflecting on what we learned in class and applying it to life. I am recommending the course to everyone I know!

    Jacob Marley

  • As I was in my late forties I was concerned that I was too old, however the Open Day dispelled any doubts that I had as the age range of students and staff spanned from 18 to 80. The beautiful building was a joy to explore and I felt immersed in the world of Chinese Medicine. It was a cocoon of learning in the heart of Reading and only ten minutes’ walk from the train station.

    Samanthan Roderick