LEAVERS

You might be leaving Oxford, but Oxford will never leave you

We understand that the end of your academic time here at the University is a lot different than you expected, and we want you to know that Oxford’s alumni community is here to support you. We want to keep you up to date on exclusive events, networking opportunities, advice, and much more.

The elephant in the room

We can't not talk about COVID-19 because we're really sad we won't be able to meet you all face to face at our events to give you your new My Oxford Card, plus give you the opportunity to give your consent back to the University.

In simple terms - if you don't give your consent to the University then once you leave your college, department or the central University (aka us, the Alumni Office) won't be able to contact you about all the amazing events, research and opportunities happening back at Oxford.

A new way of doing things

To that end, we have made the process as simple as possible for you. From now, we'll be emailing you instructions with a link to creating your brand new My Oxford Online account - this is where you can give your consent back to the University as a whole.

And what's in it for you? Glad you asked...

Meet your mentors

These four alumni gave us exclusive Zoom interviews to give you advice on attention grabbing CVs, going into the workplace, maintaining a worklife balance, entrepreneurship and much more! And these will be exclusively available to you on My Oxford Online.

My Oxford card Alumni

Think of this card as your new best Oxford friend. Flashing this to the porters will get you into any college (not just your own) and it gets you discounts in restaurants, shops and bars all over the city.

Most importantly this gives you your Alumni number (8-XXXXXXXX) which you can use to sign up for your online account. Through this account, you can access online journals with JSTOR (that's for matriculated alumni only), subscribe to email newsletters from anywhere in the University and because we know you'll be moving about you can keep all your contact details up to date on there too.

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We don't want to limit your Oxford connection to just your college or your year group so we created an exclusive platform where you connect with Oxford alumni across the world. Find a mentor, search for jobs, sign up for events and much more.

Join the network

*This is only available to alumni

mm masterclass jan 2020

Benefit from University’s support at any stage in your career, wherever you are in the world. Attend fairs and workshops, meet with a Careers Advisor (in person or via Skype) and connect with other Oxford alumni at our industry-specific networking events.

Link to Career Service website

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As a leaver you will be part of a community of over 350,000 living alumni. Through this you can join one of the 150+ alumni groups within the alumni group network. Including the vibrant Oxford10 group (based in London), exclusively for recent graduates.

Find your local group

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Connect and read with fellow alumni, and join the Oxford Alumni Book Club.

Join us around the world for Meeting Minds, our alumni global gatherings, bringing you debates and discussion, direct from the University. You'll also be able to link up with groups to meet and mingle with fellow alumni.

You can also enjoy discounted rates on short courses at the Ruskin School of Art or the Department of Continuing Education.

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We know that many of you won't want to lose your library access; so you’ll need to apply for a Bodleian Readers’ Card.

Find out how to apply

*This is only available to alumni