Making connections with other researchers, whether professionally or socially, is an invaluable opportunity while at Oxford; but it may not be easy if you're working on your own, or just within your group, focusing on your specific area of research. The University offers a range of mechanisms to help you make these connections both within and outside your department.
- Oxford Research Staff Society (OxRSS) connects researchers from across the University socially and professionally
- Many departments have their own researcher societies, networks or committees
- Some departments and divisions have set up mentoring schemes for research staff
Other Oxford networks
There are other networks that provide links beyond the research community, such as:
- Academic LGBT network
- BME staff network
- Disabled staff network
- University and College Union
- Newcomers Club - for partners of University members
- Oxford Talks - events listing of all talks across all disciplines occurring across the University of Oxford
- Ashmolean Museum - LiveFridays enable researchers to take part in a night of performances, creative workshops and lively talks after-hours at the museum.
- Museum of Natural History - families can explore the collections, take part in interactive activities and meet the University's scientists.
- Oxfordshire Science and Ideas Festival - annual event to engage audiences with research in Oxford
- Oxford Festival of the Arts - a broad programme of performances, workshops and talks across the fields of music, theatre, art, film and literature
- TORCH - The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) engages wider audiences with research activity that transcends traditional boundaries