Oxford Essentials

Oxford Essentials is a half-day induction event held in September each year for newly appointed academic, teaching and research staff.

The next Oxford Essentials will be held on Wednesday 21 September 2022.

What are the aims of the event?

The aims of the event are to:

  • welcome you formally to the University

  • introduce you to teaching at Oxford

  • introduce the workings of the University to those of you who are new to Oxford and/or to the UK, and to provide essential, need-to-know information.

The event includes a formal welcome to the University by the Vice-Chancellor, presentations about the University, and workshops about different aspects of teaching and learning at Oxford. 

Requirements for the course

Academic, teaching and research staff who commenced at Oxford since October 2021, or who will be starting in the 2022-23 academic year.

Further information

Booking for the event will open week beginning 4 July 2022. 

Provisional programme for the day:

Time Event
9.30-10.30 Vice-Chancellor’s welcome address
10.30-11.00 Introduction to teaching at Oxford from the Centre for Teaching and Learning
11.00-11.25 Networking over tea/coffee

Tutorial teaching in Divisional groups

12.35-13.20 Networking over lunch
13.20-14.10 Research supervisions in Divisional groups


If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact us.

For research staff, please also see details for the Welcome Event which is held each term.


Contact us

If you have any questions about the event, please contact us.


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