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Women of Achievement Lecture Series


21st century leaders lead complex, diverse and culturally complex organisations: Do women lead these organisations differently?

The Women of Achievement lecture series aims to raise the profile of women of high achievement and increase the range of role models accessible to women at Oxford, and challenge and inspire the entire Oxford community. It is funded by the Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Fund, and is hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson.

  • Baroness Valerie Amos CH, Director of SOAS, University of London, 'Values-based leadership in a changing world', 17:30-19:00, Monday 24 October 2016, Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College

For more information and to book visit the lecture series webpage.




Oxford half marathon


Register to take sign up as an individual or with a college team

Up to 10,000 runners are expected to take part in the 2016 Oxford half marathon. You are encouraged to sign up to take part in college teams for 'Oxford University Challenge' that will see colleges compete for the fastest combined time at the race. The winning team will receive a trophy and a £250 donation for a charity of their choice. If you want to get involved with the challenge, email for more information. 


OUSU Freshers Fair 2016


OUSU Freshers Fair 2016

  • 5-7 October 2016, Examination Schools, High Street

The Oxford University Student Union Freshers’ Fair 2016 will be packed with stalls showcasing Oxford student life. The free event is a great chance to sign up to clubs and societies and find out more about living in and studying at Oxford. The first two days of the fair are ticketed and reserved for freshers only, with continuing students welcome to attend ‘ReFreshers' Fair’ on Friday. Find out more from the Freshers’ Fair website.

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Be aware of student-targeted scams


A number of telephone and email scams targeting students have recently been reported.

Phishing scams targeting current and prospective students are very common, so please be mindful whenever you are contacted about finances or asked for your personal details. You should ensure you are familiar with the IT security advice on the Information Security website including: creating strong passwords; protecting your devices when using public networks; and backing up your work. 

Recent scams also include fraudsters claiming to be from the Home Office asking visa holders for money and emails claiming to be from the Department of Education or the finance office of a university relating to educational grants. If you believe you have received a scam email you are advised to forward it to If you have concerns relating to your visa contact or visit the UKCISA website for further information on how to recognise a potential scam.

Student consultancy

Keep informed with Oxford Talks


Oxford Talks is a one-stop shop for academic seminars taking place across the collegiate University.

You can search for talks by date, series, speaker or venue. Seminars are organised into lists and you can sign up to receive daily or weekly emails including details of relevant talks.

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Registration for Michaelmas term open

If you are returning to Oxford in Michaelmas term 2016, you will need to register

Registration for the 2016/17 academic year for students who started their course in a Michaelmas term is open until 15 October 2016 via Student Self Service. You need to complete your registration in order to attend your course, release any maintenance loans and grants (where applicable), use your University email, print your enrolment certificate as proof of student status and enter for examinations. For further information visit the guide to registration webpage.

If you are a new student at Oxford this term, you can complete the first step of registration using Student Self Service before you arrive. When you arrive in Oxford you will need to go to your college (or department if you do not have a college) to complete the final part of your University registration and to be issued your University card. If you are not in Oxford at any time during the registration period you must contact your college or department to ensure that the final step of the registration process is completed for you.




Students receive a 20% discount on bike hire

OXONBIKE is a self-service bike hire scheme for getting around quickly and cheaply, and includes pedal and electric bikes. You can hire and return bikes at any OXONBIKE docking station. There are docking stations around the city; download the Oxonbike app to find out more about the service and to get started.

University of Oxford students are eligible for a 20% discount on annual membership rates. To apply use your University email address and the following discount code: UOX/REG01.

Enterprising Oxford

Enterprising Oxford


Enterprising Oxford includes resources designed to encourage and promote entrepreneurship

The website is an easy way to find out about local events and training. Whether you have a business idea, or run a start-up or established company, Enterprising Oxford highlights opportunities to help you develop it further or support others. If you are new to entrepreneurship read the information in Entrepreneurship 101 for help with research or employability. If you already have some experience and want additional advice, jump in at the deep end with the Explore & Build section.

Out of hours IT support

Working late? IT Service Desk available 24/7


IT Services works with IT staff in colleges, departments and faculties to provide the support you need.

Local IT Support Staff should be your first point of contact with questions or issues because they have an in-depth understanding of the IT provision in your college or department/faculty.  If you are working late or at weekends and need IT assistance you can ring (01865 6) 12345 as the central IT Service Desk is available 24/7.  They can help with issues like resetting passwords and resolving connectivity or email problems. If unable to sort out your problem or answer your query, they will escalate this to the day team for resolution.

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Engineering for Development Course


A course looking at low-carbon energy and development strategies in Cape Town, South Africa

In collaboration with the University of Cape Town (UCT), ETH Zurich is hosting the Engineering for Development (E4D) School on Energy. 

  • 8-27 January 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

The course is open to Masters and DPhil students and scholarships are available. The deadline for applications is 2 October 2016. Further information can be found on 

Have you met lynda?

Have you met Lynda?


All University members have free access to a vast online library of video-based courses at

There are over 4,000 courses, which are perfect for developing IT skills to support your studies or future careers. The video courses are supported by transcripts and practical exercises, and are a useful just-in-time reference. can be accessed anytime and anywhere so why not spend some time over the Long Vacation building your IT skills? To register using your Single Sign-On visit

Oxford Vaccine Group

Take part in clinical trials


Millions of people worldwide are affected by Typhoid Fever

Help us make a difference. Participate in our Typhoid vaccine study. We are looking for volunteers between 18 and 60 years old (male or female) and in good health to help us test new vaccines against Typhoid Fever. If you would like further information please visit: the Oxford Vaccine Group website

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Access the Counselling Service via Skype


The Counselling Service offers online counselling using Skype if you are not able to access the service

This might be because you have suspended your studies or are studying or doing research as part of your course away from Oxford. For further information view the Online Counselling Information (PDF). The Counselling Service will remain open during the Long Vacation. 

Verifying qualifications

Verifying your qualifications


The Verifying qualifications page tells you how to authorise requests for information

Visit the Verifying qualifications page of the Oxford Students website for details on authorising requests for information on your educational attainments from employers/prospective employers, from other educational institutions, funding bodies or recognised voluntary organisations. Information may include confirmation of degree awarded, dates of attendance and subjects studied. 

EU Referendum

UK referendum on membership of the EU


Advice on fees following the outcome of the referendum.

To view the latest information for current students, offer holders and applicants, visit the EU referendum web page.

The result of the UK referendum announced on Friday 24 June 2016 was a vote in favour of the UK leaving European Union (EU) membership. Whilst the UK government will negotiate an exit agreement with the EU, there are no immediate changes to the current situation. The University of Oxford is and intends to remain a thriving, cosmopolitan community of scholars and students united in our commitment to education and research. The UK referendum result will not change this; our students from all across the world are as warmly welcome as ever.

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