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The Biochemistry building, part of the University Science Area
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Register as a mentor

Graduate access mentor

Our postgraduate access initiatives are growing and we’re looking for DPhil student volunteers to help us support and encourage prospective students from underrepresented backgrounds considering a PhD.

Some of the things you may be doing as a mentor include online 1:1 sessions, giving feedback on a personal statement or CV, answering questions in a live Q&A session or moderating an online discussion.

We’re looking for Oxford DPhil and CDT students from any background and discipline to join the University’s new volunteer registry, though we’re particularly interested in hearing from students available for remote volunteering opportunities.

Register your details

Please complete the form below to register your details and we'll contact you about participating in the scheme as a mentor. If you are selected to take part, we will use your details to organise events or activities connected with the mentorship programme.

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By clicking ‘submit’ you confirm that you are a current student or alumna/alumnus of the University of Oxford and that you are giving us your consent to process your personal data for this purpose. Your data will be processed in accordance with our data protection and privacy notice below.

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Data protection

In the course of completing this registration form, you have provided information about yourself (‘personal data’). We (the University of Oxford) are the ‘data controller’ for this information, which means we decide how to use it and are responsible for looking after it in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and associated data protection legislation.

Privacy notice

If you are an Oxford student, your data will be processed in accordance with the University's Student Privacy Notice. If you are an alumna/alumnus of the University, your data will be processed in accordance with the Alumni, Donors and Supporters Privacy Notice. This form is only intended for use by current Oxford students and alumni. Data collected from individuals who are not Oxford students or alumni will be deleted.

We gather statistics around email opening, user location and clicks using industry standard technologies including clear gifs to help us monitor and improve our email communications. We use Adestra (a product of Upland) to deliver our email communications. For more information, please see Upland’s privacy notice.

The University is processing your data for this purpose because you have given us your consent to do so. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting uniqplus@admin.ox.ac.uk. If you withdraw your consent, we will stop the processing as soon as we can. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before your withdrawal of consent.

Contact details

If you wish to raise any queries or concerns about our use of your data, please contact us at graduate.recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Black Academic Futures: Student mentor

We’re looking for DPhil students to help us support and encourage graduate offer holders and new students as part of the Black Academic Futures programme. Some of the things you will be doing include 1:1 online sessions, giving advice based on your experiences and answering questions.

We’re looking for Oxford DPhil and CDT students from any discipline to register their interest in becoming a mentor to graduate research offer holders and new graduate students, though we’re particularly interested in hearing from students available for remote mentoring opportunities from this August.

Register your details

Please complete the form via the link below to register your details and we’ll contact you about participating in the Black Academic Futures programme as a student mentor. If you are selected to take part, we will use your details to organise activities connected with the programme.

By clicking ‘submit’ you confirm that you are a current student of the University of Oxford and that you are giving us your consent to process your personal data for this purpose.  Your data will be processed in accordance with our data protection and privacy notice below.

Register your details

About the Black Academic Futures programme

The Black Academic Futures programme was launched in September 2020 and offers fully-funded scholarships for UK Black and Mixed-Black students starting a postgraduate research degree in October 2021. The scholarships are open to students from all academic disciplines and alongside financial support, Black Academic Futures scholars will benefit from a programme of pre-arrival, induction and on-course support throughout their time at Oxford.

As well as mentoring with you, scholars will be invited to join relevant offer-holder talks and panel sessions, and will meet each other as well as those involved in the programme during the pre-arrival stage.

Data protection

In the course of completing this registration form, you have provided information about yourself (‘personal data’). We (the University of Oxford) are the ‘data controller’ for this information, which means we decide how to use it and are responsible for looking after it in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and associated data protection legislation.

Privacy notice

If you are an Oxford student, your data will be processed in accordance with the University's Student Privacy Notice.  If you are an alumna/alumnus of the University, your data will be processed in accordance with the Alumni, Donors and Supporters Privacy Notice. This form is only intended for use by current Oxford students and alumni. Data collected from individuals who are not Oxford students or alumni will be deleted.

Contact details

If you wish to raise any queries or concerns about our use of your data, please contact us at graduate.funding@admin.ox.ac.uk.