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.


Asynchronous and live synchronous online presentations and workshops


Live components will begin at 10.30am on Wednesday, 23 September 2020. A full timetable will be released in early September

Requirements for the course

Academic, teaching and research staff who are new to the University in the past year.


Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PL (see map).

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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