If you have been affected by sexual harassment or violence in any form, our new Support Service is here to help.
The Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service provides a safe place for you to be heard - independent of your college or department. It offers free support and advice to any students who has been impacted by sexual harassment or violence and all specialist advisors at the service are trained to support you at your pace.
An essential part of being a student of the University is registration.
Whether you're a new or continuing student, you must complete registration by 4pm on Friday 12 October.
If you're new, you will need to go to your college (or department if you don't have one) to complete the final part, and to be issued your University card.
The #StartedinOxford Demo Night is a celebration of the Oxford startup scene and a showcase of some of the best early stage startups in and around Oxford.
You must be able to attend the whole evening plus a briefing breakfast (Thursday 1 November, 8-10am), and have materials to create a small stand.
Applications close Monday 15 October and all successful applicants will be notified by Monday 22 October.
Oxford Hub runs volunteering programmes across Oxford and at the Volunteering Fair they will showcase projects, so you can meet the volunteers and find an opportunity that best suits you.
Projects range from tutoring primary school students, teaching English as a second language, working in soup kitchens, gardening for local residents, running activities in care homes, volunteering in local hospitals, and more.
To celebrate the new academic year, we have five University hoodies up for grabs. All you need to do is follow @OxUniStudents on Facebook and Twitter, and share a post on either platform about your first few weeks at Oxford, alongside the #WelcometoOxford hashtag.
Five of our favourite posts will be selected and the winners of the hoodies will be announced in the Monday 29 October Student Newsletter. Good luck.
Did you know that students enjoy free admission to the University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums - including exhibitions? Meet the maker of Middle-earth at the Weston Library; explore magic and ritual at the Ashmolean’s Spellbound exhibition; and discover the dynamic story of Britain's ever-changing population in Settlers at the Museum of Natural History. Just show your University Card to enjoy free admission.
The Internship Office’s Micro-Internship Programme runs every term, offering work experience placements in week 9 and 10, and is open to all matriculated students. From Wednesday 3 October, students can log on to CareerConnect to view all Michaelmas placements and apply – the deadline is midday, Wednesday 24 October. There will be plenty to choose from.
Last year, Regent’s Park College celebrated its diamond jubilee and in recognition of the celebrations, alumnus and Treasurer, Tony Harris (English, 2007), has generously funded a creative writing prize for all current students of the University.
Entries must consist of works of prose fiction (3000-5000 words) on the theme of ‘Jubilee’, and the deadline for submissions is Friday 4 January 2019.
Why did you agree to narrate Know Your Oxford?
“I decided to take part in the tour to help produce a great resource for new students to the University of Oxford to use. This resource would have been really helpful in my first year to orientate where things are in the town and I think will be a great addition to the Freshers' Week timetable.”
What was your experience like when you thought about applying to Oxford, and then starting here?
Whether you’re a fresher, existing student or recent alumni, the Oxford Foundry has a range of new initiatives that may be perfect for you. Find out more about the latest Foundry offerings below: