OXFORD ALUMNI GROUP NETWORK

Your connection to alumni around the globe

Join your local alumni group and connect with an international network for socialising, outreach and career opportunities

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There are currently over 350,000 alumni around the world, with 150 regional alumni groups in over 90 countries. Wherever you are, you are sure to find Oxonians near you and a warm welcome. Alumni groups are run by dedicated alumni volunteers who provide a vital connection with the University of Oxford, supporting current and prospective students and connecting alumni through shared interests. Some of the groups are run jointly with Cambridge alumni. Joining your alumni group is a brilliant way to stay connected and in touch with the University.  Find out more about the work of our alumni volunteers through Network News.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TO JOIN A GROUP

If there is no alumni group in your region and you are interested in starting one, please get in touch - we want to hear from you. Email the Alumni Networks team today. 

REGIONAL GROUPS

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
GROUP EVENTS
 
BURSARIES

Financial support is available to Oxford undergraduates thanks to the regional Oxonian alumni group network.

Several UK alumni groups are making grants available to students (who must be from the area or have a strong and provable connection to the region) for projects taking place over the summer break which are connected to their studies.

Previous recipients have been able to volunteer with Medical Volunteers International on Lesvos, Greece, undertake internships in London, and work on engineering projects in Uganda. We are very grateful to the groups and their members for supporting students in this way.

Please note that the Alumni Office does not manage the application process; you need to contact the groups directly with any questions and to receive the application forms. The groups all have various methods of application, and different deadlines, so please make sure you read the guidelines carefully before applying.

Further details can be found below.

The groups are:

The Cornwall group, which is offering different types of bursaries of £250-500 to assist undergraduates with strong Cornish connections. Please send a 1 page CV with personal statement and Cornwall connections and a 1 page outline of internship or project.

Find out more or please contact Professor Fenella Wojnarowska

The East Kent group, which is making several grants of up to £750 per student.

Find out more

The East Sussex group, which is offering a bursary of up to £350 to support an undergraduate undertaking work experience or an internship.

Find out more: please contact Tim Hancock

Please contact the groups concerned to find out more about these exciting opportunities.

NEW OXFORD STUDENT EVENTS

Our alumni groups host events worldwide to give offer holders a key insight into Oxford, and to welcome them as they embark on their exciting educational journey at the University

While the prospect of studying at Oxford can be exciting, it can also be daunting for many. These New Oxford Student (Fresher) Events provide a great opportunity for meeting both fellow students from home and local alumni. Now is the chance to ask all the questions you wanted to ask at interview. Groups provide both online and in-person events and these range from meeting up at a local bar, meeting for coffee, to dinner or a picnic in the park. 

Events for the 2022 cohort are being listed as they are confirmed. Please check these pages for regular updates. 

UK

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Date & Time

Saturday 10 September, 2–5pm

 

Please join OUS Bristol & Bath at their welcome event for new Oxford students. We will be meeting at the lovely Arnolfini cafe bar in the centre of Bristol. Please contact us now to let us know you are coming and follow us on Facebook. We look forward to meeting you.

Date & Time

Thursday 22 September, from 7pm onwards

Location

The Granta, 14 Newnham Terrace, Cambridge

 

The Oxford University Society in Cambridgeshire (OUSC) sends you congratulations on gaining a place at Oxford! 

We are a group of people who live in Cambridgeshire and who are alumni of Oxford. We would like to invite you to an informal get together offering the opportunity to meet not only some others from this area who will be going up to Oxford for the first time in October, but also some current undergraduates (and a couple of us who graduated some time ago!)

We hope that this will give you a chance to make a few contacts before your first term starts, and also get some answers to a few of the many questions that are probably buzzing around in your head at the moment. One of our undergraduate members said ‘I’d like to share all that I wish that I’d known a year ago’.

Come and join us at The Granta, (by the river at the end of Queen’s Road) on Thursday 22 September, from 7pm onwards.  Grab yourself a drink, and come and join our group for a friendly chat (look for the dark blue!).

Please contact us now to register and let us know that you are coming;  if you can't make the event we'd still love to make contact so email us and let us know. See you in September!

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Date & Time

Wednesday 21 September, 6-8pm

Location

The Carriage Room, Insole Court, Fairwater Road, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2LN

 

The members of OUS Cardiff invite all new students in Cardiff and South Wales to an informal welcome reception. We hope that it will allow new students to meet others going to the same college or reading the same subject. Those already at Oxford will
be able to dispense their wisdom and advice!

Wine, beer, and soft drinks will be served, along with light refreshments, for which there is a small charge of £10 per person. Dress is casual.

Directions can be found at www.insolecourt.org. The Carriage Room is one of the buildings adjacent to the main house. There is parking on site.

If you wish to attend please register by 16 September by emailing OUS Cardiff

 

Details of the OUS Cornwall welcome event for new Oxford students will be posted shortly. 

Date & Time

Thursday 15 September, from 5pm

Location

Online

 

An online welcome event open to all students in Scotland. Please email Chris Collins to register for this event. 

Date & Time

Wednesday 21 September from 7pm 

Location

Robert Raikes' House, 36-38 Southgate St, Gloucester GL1 2DR.

 

OUS Gloucestershire is delighted to welcome all new students who are coming up to Oxford this year. Please come along to the pub and look out for the Oxford Alumni dark blue flag which will be on one of the tables. For further details please get in touch with us OUS Gloucestershire.

 

Date &Time

Thursday 29 September, 6–7.30pm

Location

Zoom link will be sent on registration

 

There will be break out rooms for discussion and the opportunity to ask questions about all aspects of college life. Informal, fun and enlightening. RSVP by Thursday 22 September 2022 to OUS Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Date & Time

Saturday 10 September, from 5pm

 

This event will give you the chance to meet other Oxford students from your area and also to meet members of the OUS Liverpool alumni group. Contact the group now to sign up for this year's event. 

Date & Time

Wednesday 21 September, 7–9pm

Location

Eversheds Sutherland, Two New Bailey Square, 6 Stanley Street, Salford M3 5GX

 

This event will give you the chance to meet other new Oxford students from your area and also to meet members of the OUS Manchester alumni group. We have a panel of current undergraduates and recent graduates who will be happy to answer any questions that you have. The venue is centrally based - just ten minutes' walk from the St Peter's Square Metrolink stop. Please note that this is a private venue and pre-registration is essential as security will only allow admittance to people whose names are on the list. Please contact Sarah Herdan now to sign up for the event. We are looking forward to meeting you. 

Date & Time

Saturday 17 September, 10:30am - 12 noon

Location

Library at Campbell College, Belfast BT4 2ND

OUS Northern Ireland are delighted to welcome new Oxford students to the group. Tea, coffee etc will be provided. Please contact John Young with any questions and to RSVP.  

Date & Time

Sunday 11 September, from 3pm

Location

Online - link will be provided to all registered participants

 

This event will give you the opportunity to meet other new Oxford students from your area online and also meet members of the Oxford10 alumni group. To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oxford10-freshers-event-2022-tickets-409946800917

 

Date & Time

Thursday 8 September, from 6.30pm

 

Join us at the launch of Oxford's newest alumni society Oxford North East. We will be joined by members of the college consortia, local alumni and the alumni team from the University of Oxford. To register for the event, please contact the Networks Team. 

Date & Time

Saturday 10 September, 4–6pm

 

The new OUS Surrey group will be hosting a welcome event for new Oxford students in early September. Please contact us now or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates. We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Date & Time

Monday 26 September 6-8pm

Location

The Cow Pub, 95/97 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 3JE (close to Brighton Station)

 

The OUS groups for East and West Sussex are joining forces to welcome new Oxford students in September. This will be an entirely informal event at which you will have the chance to meet current and recent students, fellow new Oxford students 'freshers' who live in  Sussex and members of OUS East & West Sussex. It will be a great opportunity for you to make some new contacts and get answers to some of your questions about the undergraduate experience.

Please contact Priscilla Hother at OUS East Sussex  to register. Registration closes a week before the event on 19 September. We very much look forward to meeting you and introducing you to your fellow Oxford alumni in Sussex. 

 

 

Date & Time

Saturday 24 September, 12 noon - 2pm

Location

The Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre, Dundee DD1 1PB

 

OUS Tayside warmly invites all new students to their in-person welcome event. Please contact OUS Tayside to register for the event - early booking would be appreciated. We look forward to meeting you. 

 

 

 

Date & Time

Monday 26 September 7-9pm

Location

The Guildhall, Worcester High Street, WR1 2EY

 

OUS Worcestershire warmly invites new Oxford students to their in-person welcome event.  There will be food and drink and a very warm welcome. Come and meet Oxford alumni and undergraduates. To register please contact OUS Worcestershire -worcestershire@ousoc.oxon.org

The main entrance to the venue is through the big gates and front door but if, for any reason, they are closed, the entrance is just around the back through the automatic doors in The Guildhall carpark. The nearest railway station is Worcester Foregate Street, about a five minute walk down the High Street. The nearest car park is in Copenhagen Street, about 3 minutes’ walk to The Guildhall.

Europe

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Date & Time

Thursday 8 September, from 12pm

Location

Palmenhaus, Burggarten, Vienna

 

This event will give you the opportunity to meet other new Oxford students from your area and also to meet members of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Austria alumni group. Contact the group to sign up for the event.

 

OUS Barcelona will be meeting at the Turner exhibition at the MNAC (a beautiful building in Monjuic), followed by some drinks at the museum cafe, at 6.30pm.

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Please contact OUS Barcelona to register for the event

Date & Time

Sunday 11 September, 2–4pm

 

To help with planning, students are asked to RSVP by Friday 2 September, 11.59pm. However all latecomers will be welcome. Please contact Oxbridge Basel to register for the event.

Date & Time

Monday 26 September, 6.30–10pm

 

We warmly invite you to an informal evening to welcome all new students to the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge and we are delighted to offer you a complimentary drink on the occasion.

The event will take place in the garden and on the ground floor of the restaurant Kamilou.

We very much look forward to welcoming Oxbridge freshers in Belgium at this joint Oxford- Cambridge evening, and warmly invite you to register herewith:

SIGN UP HERE

Please also send an email to OUS Belgium with your details to confirm attendance.

 

The Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Society, Czech Republic (OCAS) warmly invites new students starting a course at Oxford this autumn for informal drinks in Prague before the start of term. This is a great opportunity to prepare for university and make new friends before you arrive.

You can expect to meet alumni and recent graduates from whom you can get tips and advice for living and studying at Cambridge. Students and alumni of the University of Cambridge will also be in attendance. There will also be a question and answer session:

Refreshments: will be provided, free of charge

Guests: you are welcome to bring a guest (such as a parent, guardian or friend)

Dress code: wear whatever you feel comfortable in

On arrival: The venue is in the middle of Kampa Park, on the side closest to the Vltava River.

Public transport: The closest tram stop is Újezd and the nearest metro station is Malostranská

To register, please contact OxCam Czech Republic.

 

Date & Time

Friday 16 September, 7pm onwards

Location

Moat Café at Eleftheria Square, Nicosia https://www.facebook.com/moatfoodcrafts/

 

To register for the event please contact OUS Cyprus. More information about the group may also be found on the website:  www.ouscyprus.org   

Date & Time

Thursday 22 September, from 6pm

 

Drinks and finger food will be served. This event will give you the chance to meet other new Oxford Students from your area and also to meet members of the Oxford and Cambridge Club of Geneva alumni group. To register sign up here.

Date & Time

Friday 16 September, from 6pm

Location

TBA

 

This event will give you the chance to meet other new Oxford students from your area and also meet members of the Oxbridge Society of Hamburg alumni group. Sign up online here. RSVP by 2 September.

Date &Time

Tuesday 13 September

Location

TBA

 

This event will give you the chance to meet other new Oxford students from your area and also to meet members of OUS Luxembourg alumni group. Contact OUS Luxembourg to sign up for the event - please state your name, college and subject when booking. 

Even if you are unable to attend the dinner, please contact us so that we can keep you informed of our events.  To give you a flavour of our activities please have a look at our website, www.oxford.lu. We wish you a rewarding first year in Oxford.

Date & Time

Thursday 15 September

 

This event will give you the chance to meet other new Oxford students from your area and also to meet members of the OUS Madrid alumni group. Contact OUS Madrid ASAP to sign up for the event and you will be sent an email with full details of the event and venue.

Date & Time

Saturday 24 September, 3–5pm

Location

TBA

New Oxford Students wishing to join will be sent the address as soon as this has been arranged. To register for the event, please send an email to Victoria Twist vj.twist@kpnplanet.nl   by Wednesday 21st of September. When you register please state your full name, degree course, whether you will be an undergraduate or graduate student and the name of the college. We can then try to match you up with people from the same college or doing the same course!

 

Date & Time

Tuesday 20 September

Location

Paris - details will be provided on registration

New Oxford Students wishing to join will be sent the address as soon as this has been arranged. On registration please provide your name, contact details, college and subject to be studied. This event will give you the chance to meet other new students from Paris and across France and also to meet members of OUS Paris alumni group. Contact Charlie Tatham to register for the event. 

Please note that the Paris event is open to all students across France, please let OUS Paris know your location on registration. 

Date & Time

Sunday 28 August, from 12pm

 

Come and join alumni and fellow students at our New Oxford Student event at the Rhein Polo Club. The deadline for booking is 21 August. Please contact OxCam Rheinland to register your interest - we look forward to meeting you. 

Asia

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OxCam Bangalore's new Oxford student event will be held on 20 August. Contact Vinay Sasi now to register: vinaysasi@gmail.com. Please note that the booking deadline is 15 August. 

Date & Time

Saturday 3 September, 7–11pm

 

OxCam India is delighted to welcome all new Oxford students to its welcome event. Please contact oxcamindia@gmail.com to register your interest - we look forward to meeting you and will be pleased to answer any questions you may have about your university life in Oxford. 

Date & Time

Friday 26 August, 6–9pm

 

This event will be sponsored by OXSI for new students, current students, fresh graduates and alumni members. Due to limited space, please RSVP at: http://bit.ly/welcomeoxfordnewstudents

For more information:

Contact Admin (Monnie) https://wa.me/message/ZKPBFOMJ5PNFD1

Tel: +62 813-8279-844

Email: info@oxfordsociety.id
 

The Oxford and Cambridge Association of Jiangsu-Zhejiang is currently planning a welcome event for new Oxford students. Details of the event will be posted shortly.

Date & Time

Friday 2 September, 6pm (TBC)

Location

Seoul (TBC)

 

We'll be hosting our annual Oxbridge Alumni Reception in Seoul and would like to extend an invitation to all new Oxford students. 

The event brings together new students, alumni members as well as current students from both Oxford and Cambridge. Please contact OUS Korea to register interest now.

 

Date & Time

Thursday 15 September,6-8pm

Location

 Rooftop of the Granbell Hotel on Marine Drive in Colombo 03.

 

Come along and meet fellow students and Oxford alumni at the OUS Sri Lanka event. To register please contact OUS Sri Lanka

 

The Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Society of  Vietnam warmly invites new students starting a course at Oxford this autumn for informal drinks in Ho Chi Minh City before the start of term. This is a great opportunity to prepare for university and make new friends before you arrive.

You can expect to meet alumni, current students, and recent graduates. You will get tips and good advice on living in Oxford. Students and alumni of the University of Cambridge will also be in attendance.

Refreshments: may be purchased at the venue - guests settle their own bill

Guests: it will not be possible to bring a guest

Dress code: no dress code

To register please contact OxCam Vietnam - to help with planning we request that you book by 10 September at 11.45pm. 

 

North America

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Date & Time

Wednesday 14 September, from 6.30pm

 

OxCam New England will be delighted to welcome all new students for Oxford for the forthcoming academic year. Come and join us and meet alumni and fellow students. Register here. We look forward to seeing you.

Date & Time

Thursday 1 September, from 5pm EST

Location

Oxford North America Office: 500 Fifth Avenue, Floor 32, New York NY 10110

 

 

Doors at 5pm and James Tibbert will give a presentation at 5.15pm. To register please fill in the Google form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftbGrDNzbREwHUtguSKIbA08mTRtLcpjCK_LN0xDZ_pDcGPA/viewform.

Please note that proof of vaccination is not required to attend the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date & Time

Sunday 18 September, 12–2pm

 

The Oxford University Society -- Northern California Branch warmly invites new students starting a course at Oxford this autumn for a brown-bag picnic in San Francisco before the start of term. This is a great opportunity to prepare for your time in Oxford and make new friends before you arrive.

You can expect to meet alumni, recent graduates, and current students, from whom you can get tips and advice for living in and studying at Oxford. 

There will also be a question and answer session.

Please bring all you need, including food, drink, sunscreen, and layered clothing.

Guests are welcome.

Dress code: Casual, dark blue encouraged

In the event of adverse weather conditions or public-health restrictions, this event will move to an online format. Please RSVP to Steven Ruth

Date & Time

Saturday 17 September, 4.30–6pm

 

The Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Society - San Diego warmly invites new students starting a course at Oxford this autumn for informal drinks in San Diego before the start of term. This is a great opportunity to prepare for university and make new friends before you arrive.

You can expect to meet alumni, recent graduates, and current students, from whom you can get tips and advice for living and studying at Cambridge. Students and alumni of the University of Cambridge will also be in attendance.

There will also be a question and answer session.

Refreshments: may be purchased at the venue - everyone settles their own bill

Guests: you're welcome to bring a guest(s) (e.g. parent(s), guardian or friend)

Dress code: there is no dress code

To register contact OxCam San Diego now - there is no deadline for booking. 

 

Date & Time

Thursday 15 September, 6–8pm

 

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Toronto warmly invites new students starting a course at Oxford this autumn for informal drinks in Toronto before the start of term. This is a great opportunity to prepare for university and make new friends before you arrive. You can expect to meet alumni and recent graduates and get tips and advice for living and studying at Oxford. Students and alumni of the University of  Cambridge will also be in attendance. 

Refreshments: your first drink will be provided free of charge. Further refreshments may be purchased from the venue

Guests: it will not be possible to bring a guest

Dress code: wear whatever you feel comfortable in

To book please contact OxCam Toronto - please note the booking deadline is Thursday 15 September, at 11.45pm BST

 

Date & Time

Wednesday 14 September, 5.30-8pm

Location

The Admiral, One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036 https://www.theadmiraldc.com/

 

OUSDC is delighted to welcome new Oxford students to its welcome event at The Admiral. It is a great opportunity to meet fellow students and also to engage with local alumni in a wide variety of professions. To register, please contact Sean Denniston: scdenniston@yahoo.com

 

 

Oceania

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Date &Time

Thursday 8 September 6pm

 Location

Wynyard Pavilion

 

 Please contact James Ryan from OUS Auckland to register for this event.  

Date & Time

Thursday 1 September, 5.30–7pm

Location

Online via Zoom

 

This event will give you the chance to meet other new Oxford students from your area and also meet members of the OUS Victoria alumni group. The invitation is extended to all students in Australia and New Zealand.  You can RSVP here. Those based in Melbourne are also very welcome to join OUS Victoria alumni in person at the next Tuesday Tipple events on Tuesday 20 September. Contact OUS Victoria for more details. 

South America

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Happy Hour - Drinks with local alumni. Please contact OUS Brazil here to register for the event. 

Africa

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Dates & Times

Abuja: Thursday 4 August

Online: Wednesday 10 August

Lagos: Thursday 11 August

5.30–7pm (in-person events will end at 7.30pm)

Location

See below

 

The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Network (Nigeria) is looking forward to hosting New Oxford Student events in August. These will give you the chance to meet other new Oxford students from your area and also to meet members of the Oxford and Cambridge Club of Nigeria alumni group. We are hosting a virtual event on Wednesday 10 August from 5.30-7pm (for those who are unable to attend in person). 

There will be two in-person events, one in Abuja on Thursday 4th August, and the other in Lagos on Thursday, 11th August. The in-person events will be held from 5.30-7.30pm. 

Abuja event – Thursday 4 August, the venue is:

British Council, Plot 3645 IBB Way, Maitama, Abuja

Lagos event – Thursday, the venue is:

British Council, 20 Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos

Please send confirmation of attendance now to  Lanre Fatimilehin  and indicate which session you are signing up for. Kindly note that we also welcome students from other African countries to our virtual event. We look forward to meeting you. 

Date & Time

Saturday 3 September, 4-6pm

Location

Alisa Hotel, Ridge, Accra

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Ghana welcomes all new Oxford students to their in-person event. Come along and meet Oxford and Cambridge alumni. To register for the event please contact the Events Officer, Mr Bright Sowu at OxCam Ghana.

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