Students sitting on steps. Credits: Ian Wallman, University of Oxford
Students sitting on steps. Credits: Ian Wallman, University of Oxford

Oxford Transition Support

Helping you make the most of Oxford

Starting at Oxford is an exciting time, but it is normal to feel some anxiety about making this move - particularly this year when your education is likely to have been disrupted. We understand that everyone has been impacted by the pandemic, which is why we will be working hard throughout the 2021/22 academic year to provide the extra support you need as you start this exciting new phase of your life. 

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Setting you up for success

Tutors and support staff already go to great lengths to help all our students feel welcome at Oxford, and they will be doing even more in this pandemic year to help ease your transition from school or college to university. They will be working hard to help you catch up with any necessary subject knowledge or skill development you have missed out on. We will continue to work with you, helping you to build academic understanding and confidence through your teaching and tutorial experience. We will also provide support on making the most of your wider student experience - for example, taking advantage of student-led activities; and information on the welfare support available to you.

Hear from current students on their own transition experiences

Support for your arrival Support for your academic studies Support from your college Support for your wellbeing Support with your self-confidence

Resources tailored for you

This page provides you with a single destination to access the academic support available from the University, your department, and your college. These resources will be particularly useful for new undergraduates, but you may also wish to look if you are starting a taught postgraduate course; or are a returning student. Click the buttons below to access each directory.

Other resources

There are some other resources that you may find helpful, such as the Jumpstart University hub, developed by The Open University with the Russell Group.

While you’re bound to feel a little uncertain about the challenge ahead of you, it’s important to remember that you were selected for a place at Oxford against very stiff competition, by tutors who understand what it takes to succeed on your chosen course. You should feel confident in your ability to do well here, and we look forward to helping you make the most of Oxford.

Professor Martin Williams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Preparing for the academic year ahead

We will continue to work with you throughout your first year, to equip you to get the most out of your university experience.

We want everyone to enjoy their time at Oxford, and succeed in their studies, regardless of how COVID-19 has impacted them, and we will be working together across the University and colleges to ensure you can make the most of your time here.

This page will be regularly updated, so please keep checking back.

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