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Joining the alumni community

Congratulations on reaching the end of your degree, but your association with the University does not end here. This section provides information on your continued access to library and careers services and explains how you can become an active member of the University’s alumni community.

Alumni relations

The Alumni Office in Oxford and in regional offices in North America, China and Japan, provides support once your course comes to an end.

There is currently an international community of more than 250,000 alumni,   which spans more than 80 countries around the world. The Alumni Office offers a wide range of activities, international events and resources – from professional networking opportunities, to educational tours and access to journals. The Alumni Office also provides exclusive benefits and offers available to Oxford alumni, including opportunities for lifelong learning, and a range of discounts in Oxford and beyond.

The Alumni Office sends regular emails to undergraduate and taught master’s finalists throughout Trinity term detailing the important steps you need to take before you leave in order to tap in to this network. This includes information on updating your contact details in Student Self Service, your Oxford Alumni card and the Alumni email forwarding service. Visit Alumni Office or sign up for an Oxford Alumni online account.

To support recent graduates further, the Alumni Office has introduced Oxford10, a group specifically for alumni who have graduated in the last ten years. Run by fellow alumni Oxford10 has a comprehensive events programme ranging from networking to cultural activities.

Career planning

The Careers Service can provide you with comprehensive support in your career planning and management. As an Oxford Alumnus you can attend careers events, fairs, workshops and company presentations. Your student account on CareerConnect will switch to an alumni account when your University card expires, ensuring you stay up-to-date with job vacancies, events, skills sessions, fairs and resources on job sectors, applications and international opportunities.

A series of sector-specific professional networking events are also offered by the Alumni Office to help connect you with alumni working in your field of interest.

Find out where Oxford undergraduates and graduates go after leaving Oxford, through the Destination of Leavers survey.

Oxford Careers Network

The Oxford Careers Network (OCN) is a database of former Oxford students who have volunteered to share their experiences of life after Oxford. By becoming part of this network you can help 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.

Staying in touch

In order not to miss out on any of the benefits that you are entitled to and to keep in touch with Oxford, register for an Oxford Alumni Online account.