Oxford Essentials

Oxford Essentials is an annual one-day induction event for newly appointed academic, teaching and research staff.

What does it cover?

The aims of the day 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. 

Format

Asynchronous and live synchronous online presentations and workshops.

Duration

Live components will begin at 9.30am on Wednesday, 22 September 2021. A full timetable will be released in early September.

Provisional Timetable

9.30 Welcome from Dr Ruth Percy, Centre for Teaching and Learning

9.30-10.30 Welcome address from Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor, followed by a live Q&A session/asynchronous Q&A

10.35-11.35 Tutorial Teaching at Oxford: Divisional discussion groups with experienced tutors, in divisional groups (Humanities Division, Social Sciences Division, Medical Sciences Division, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division)

11.45-12.30 Research Supervision at Oxford: Divisional discussion groups with experienced tutors, in divisional groups (Humanities Division, Social Sciences Division, Medical Sciences Division, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division)

Requirements for the course

Academic, teaching and research staff who are new to the University in the past year year or will be starting in academic year 2021-2.

Location

Teams (Online)

Booking

To book on the event please fill out our online Oxford Essentials Booking form.

Further information

Research staff please see link to 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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