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New to the University

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and a leader in teaching and research. It is a collegiate University, comprising the central University and the colleges.

This site provides a general introduction to the collegiate University and aims to cover some questions you may have when you first arrive.

It is intended to supplement the detailed information contained in the University Staff Handbook and the online induction for new staff, as well as the training you will receive as part of your local induction. If you have moved to Oxford from overseas, please also visit the Information for international staff website.

Each section of this site provides an introduction to a number of different areas, with further information available as weblinks at the end of each section.