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Joining the alumni community


Find out about the benefits of joining our alumni community

The benefits of joining our alumni community includes free admission to Oxford library services, comprehensive support in your career planning and management from the Careers Service and invitations to a series of sector-specific professional networking events to help connect you with alumni working in your field of interest.

Returning to study in 2014/15?


An essential part of being a student of the University is the annual completion of registration using Student Self Service.

If you are returning to the University to continue your studies in the 2014/15 academic year, you will receive an email reminder to complete your registration from 1 September in order to be enrolled for your next year of study. Registering will also enable you to receive student loan payments and meet the conditions of your visa (where applicable).

Preparing to leave Oxford?


If you are about to complete your studies at Oxford, there are a few things that you need to do before you leave.

To find out about your continuing access to University IT services, including email, Student Self Service and tuition/supervision reports, visit the Oxford Students website.  You are also asked to update your contact details to ensure that you continue to receive important correspondence from the University.

Single Sign-On (SSO) access to eVision for research post graduates is available for 11 months post University card expiry to allow sufficient time for you to book your degree ceremony in the event of delays to course completion and your right to supplicate.

Starting at Oxford in 2014?


There are now more ways for offer holders planning to start their studies at Oxford in October 2014 to find pre arrival information.

All offer holders should now be recieving regular pre arrival newsletters, featuring information that you will need to know before starting your studies at Oxford. The first two newsletters in the series, focusing on student funding and welfare, can be found on the new students webpage.

The new students webpage also holds specific information about starting at the University, whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate, Home/EU or international student, or have Visiting or Recognised status.

For the latest information, you can also follow the Student Information twitter account @UniofOxfordSI.

Verifying qualifications


Degree Conferrals will respond to authorised requests for information on educational attainments.

Requests can be made by employers or prospective employers or from other educational institutions, funding bodies or recognised voluntary organisations. Information may include, for example, confirmation of degree awarded, dates of attendance and subjects studied. For more information, visit the verifying qualifications webpage.

Oxford Careers Network


After leaving the University, you can volunteer to share your experiences of life after Oxford.

By becoming part of the Oxford Careers Network you can help future students with their career choices and life beyond their degree. Volunteers represent a broad range of occupations including the legal sector, journalism, development, medicine, media, music and business.

Careers advice over the long vacation


The Careers Service is open all summer (except Thursday 10 July).

Long Vacation services include:

  • Bookable advice appointments every day
  • E-guidance if you are not in Oxford – contact for details
  • A wealth of advice and resources available at the Careers Service website
  • Over 200 work experience opportunities and over 1000 full-time jobs currently advertised on CareerConnect.

Students at the Commonwealths


Six past and present Dark Blues have been selected to represent their respective countries in the 2014 Commonwealth Games this Summer.

The six, who will be competing at the Games taking place from Wednesday 23 July to Sunday 3 August 2014, include:

  • Tom Mitchell, Rugby Union 7′s (England). Follow Tom on Twitter @TBobbyMitchell
  • Ben Moreau, Marathon (England) Follow Ben on Twitter @Ben_Moreau
  • Daniel Hooker, T37 100m (England)
  • James Jurkiewicz, Swimming (Guernsey) Follow James on Twitter @JamesJurkiewicz
  • Luke Caldwell, 5000m & 10000m (Scotland) Follow Luke on Twitter @LukeACaldwell
  • Dan Fox, Hockey (England) Follow Dan on Twitter @Danfox450

If you are, or know of, a current student, staff member, alumnus or member that is competing in Glasgow, please contact Oxford University sport by email, Facebook or Twitter.

Have your say on our web search


Do you use the search facility on the University website? IT Services is running a user survey to gather views on the University web search.

 The survey is to establish whether the current service addresses the collective needs of users and to seek views on future improvements to the service. The survey runs until Friday 1 August - you can also find a link to the survey on the search results page of many of the University's high-traffic websites.

Electronic music competition launched by Oxford University


A national competition to find the most innovative new works in electronic music has been set up by Oxford University.

The Oxford/Sennheiser Electronic Music Prize (OSEMP), organised by the Faculty of Music at Oxford University and audio specialists Sennheiser, with support from Warp Records, is designed to build on the increasing importance of electronic music in the University’s teaching and research programmes.

The competition is open to all UK-based composers under 35 working in all genres of music, from modernist classical work to dance music and sound installations. For more information, see the Faculty of Music website.


Behind the Scenes Tours: Treasures of the Archive

Museum tour

Join Kate Santry, Head of Archival Collections, to discover hidden gems in the Museum of Natural History's library and archive.

Booking for this free event is required.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition open


This very popular exhibition returns to the Museum of Natural History this summer.

For more information about this free exhibition running from 16 July to 22 September, please visit the Museum of Natural History's website. No booking required.


The Great War: Personal Stories from Downing Street to the Trenches


Using letters and diaries of politicians, soldiers and civilians, this ongoing Bodleian Library exhibition relates contemporary experiences of the Great War.

Taking place from 18 June to 2 November 2014, this exhibition concentrates on the years 1914 to 1916, from the outbreak of war to the end of the battle of the Somme and the fall of Asquith.

Opening times:
09:00-17:00 on Monday to Friday
09:00-16:30 on Saturday
11:00-17:00 on Sunday

For more information, visit the Bodleian Libraries website or view a selection of the exhibits in the online gallery or buy a copy of the exhibition book.

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