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.

 

If there is no alumni group in your local area and you are interested in starting one, please get in touch.  Email the Alumni Networks team today. 

GROUP EVENTS
 
REGIONAL GROUPS
Use your cursor to move around the Networks Map and zoom in and out to see where our alumni groups are located. Click on the pin for group contact details.

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
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

 

Alumni groups - You can make a big difference to new students in your area! These New Oxford Student (Fresher) Events provide a great opportunity for meeting both fellow students from home and local alumni. Events are promoted directly to the students, and we have received great feedback - please get involved and contact the Networks Team for more information.

New Oxford students -  Alumni Groups provide both online and in-person events and these range from meeting up at a local bar, to dinner or a picnic in the park. Events for 2023 are currently in the planning stage. Groups aim to hold their events between July - October. Please check these pages for regular updates. 

Current Oxford students and recent graduates -  you can share your knowledge of life at Oxford and really help new students feel welcome before they have even arrived at Oxford.  Please feel free to contact the alumni groups directly and let them know you are a current student or recent graduate and you'd like to volunteer your time to help the new intake! 

UK

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Date & Time

3:30pm 2nd September 

Location

Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay
Bristol BS1 4QA

 

Please join OUS Bristol & Bath at their welcome event for new Oxford students.  Please contact us now to let us know you are coming and follow us on Facebook. We look forward to meeting you.

Date & Time

20th September 7pm

Location

Eagle, 8 Bene’t Street, Cambridge CB2 3QN

 

 

Come and join us at the Eagle, 8 Bene’t Street, Cambridge CB2 3QN*, on Wednesday 20 September, from 7pm onwards.  Grab yourself a drink, and come and join our group for a friendly chat (look for the dark blue!).  Email us to let us know that you will be coming, and to get further details; even if you can’t make it but would like to make some contacts, write to us and let us know.

Date & Time

19th September 6-8pm

Location

                                  Prebendal House, Cardiff

 

 

Informal drinks reception for freshers at Prebendal House, Llandaff, Cardiff (part of Llandaff Cathedral Close). Details and registration from Stephen Parry-Jones.

Date & Time

7th September Time TBC

Location

Online Zoom chat

 

An online event for all students in Scotland! Please register with the alumni group directly to sign-up and receive the Zoom link. 

Date & Time

19th September 7pm

Location

Robert Raikes House
36-38 Southgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2DR 

 

 

Further details and the registration link will be sent and uploaded to this page shortly!

Date &Time

Thursday 28th September 5-7pm

Location

TBC

 

RSVP: hampshire-wight@ousoc.oxon.org indicating your name; Oxford college; and subject

Date & Time

Saturday 16th September 5-7pm

Location

Leaf, 65 Bold St, Liverpool, L1 4EZ (Near Liverpool Central station)

 

Please email the group directly to register. 

Date & Time

13th September 7-9pm

Location

Eversheds Sutherland, 2 New Bailey, 6 Stanley St,Salford M3 5GX

 

A panel of current undergraduates and recent graduates will describe their experiences and answer questions about settling in at Oxford.

 

Drinks and snacks will be available. There is no charge.

 

Bookings: contact Sarah Herdan by Friday September 8th to book your place.

Date & Time

16th September 10:30am 

Location

Campbell College, Belfast

A great informal event to meet with fellow students and alumni. Please register with John Young to attend. Tea and coffee will be available. 

Date/Time

Tuesday 12th September from 6:30pm

Location

Radcliffe on Trent Cricket Club Pavilion

We are hosting an " Entrepreneurs Evening" on Tuesday 12th September at Radcliffe on Trent Cricket Club Pavilion from 6.30pm onwards, which we are combining with a "Welcome to Oxford" for Freshers.

Our 2 speakers will talk on "The Trials and Challenges of Founding and Running Your Own Business" and are the founder of "Get Vits" a local company established by a Lincoln modern linguist (following years as a senior executive at Tesco) and the Midlands Managing Partner of Evershed Sutherland, international lawyers. Registration details to follow. 

 

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Date & Time

2-4pm 3rd September 

Location

The Foley, 106 Hare Lane, Claygate, Surrey. KT10 0LZ

 

Parents and families are welcome. Please email Xingang Wang directly to register.

Date & Time

6-8pm Wednesday 27th September

Location

The Cow Pub, 95/97 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 3JE

 

 

The location is a short walk from Brighton Station. Please RSVP to Priscilla Hother by 20th September 2023.

We hope you are looking forward to becoming an Oxford undergraduate. To help you get to know more about studying at Oxford and to meet some of your future peers, the Oxford Alumni groups of East & West Sussex will be hosting an event for freshers from Sussex, and Brighton & Hove. This will be an entirely informal event at which you will have the chance to meet current and recent students, fellow freshers who live in Sussex and members of OUS East & West Sussex. It should be a great opportunity for you to make some new contacts and answer some of your questions about the undergraduate experience.

 

Date & Time

23rd September 12-2pm

Location

Dundee Rep and Dance Theatre, Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB

 

 

Please register with the group directly to attend. 

 

 

Date & Time

7-9pm Wednesday 27th September

Location

The Guildhall, Worcester High Street, WR1 2EY

 

Free food and drinks will be provided and we hope some recent Freshers’ will also join us with contemporary advice and information about life at Oxford. Please email the group to register! 

 

The nearest railway station is Worcester Foregate Street and the nearest bus station is Crowngate, both 5 minutes’ walk away. The nearest car park is in Copenhagen Street, a one minute walk away.

Europe

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Date & Time

7-11pm 7th September

Location

Murok Kávézó (café in Budapest)

 

Date & Time

9th September 3:30 - 6:30pm

Location

Café Stein, Währinger Str. 6-8, 1090 Wien

 

A great opportunity to meet alumni and students in Austria! Please register with the group by 7th September, so that we know how many to expect.

 

Date and Time

5-8pm 16th September

Location

CosmoCaixa Science Museum

 

Please register directly with Maria Ahn-Rios. This event will be jointly hosted with Cambridge. 

Date & Time

29th August 6pm 

Location

Cabaret Voltaire library

Please RSVP to Shirly Piperno to register for this event.

 

Date & Time

19th September 6:30pm

Location

Kamilou (Bar / Restaurant) : 36 rue Joseph II, 1000 Brussels 

 

RSVP address will be confirmed asap.

Date & Time

3rd September 4pm

Location

Golgatha Biergarten

 

Please sign up using this registration form and direct any enquiries to Emilia Boehm.

Date & Time

6th September 6pm

Location

WeWork, Národní 135/14, Prague 1

 

Please register directly with the group to register for this event. 

 

Date & Time

8th September 6:30pm

Location

Henry's, Makarios Avenue, Nicosia

 

  Please register with the group directly for this event.

Date & Time

13th September 7pm 

Location

Le Dorian, Place R. Payot 1 - 1204 Genève

 

Register with the group directly to attend! 

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12th September

Location

TBA

 

On behalf of the Oxford University Society of Luxembourg, we hope that you will have a wonderful time at Oxford and wish you successful studies.

Before leaving for Oxford, we would like to invite you to our annual fresher’s dinner in Luxembourg.
It would be an opportunity to meet Luxembourg alumni, Luxembourg Oxonians (alumni and current students), and fellow Luxembourg freshers.

The event is planned for Tuesday September 12th. The venue is “TBD”, but dinner is on us!

If you would like to attend, could you please let the chairman of the OUSL know by e-mail to chair@oxford.lu and office@oxford.lu indicating your Name, College, and degree subject.

Please note also that current students at the University of Oxford are always welcome to attend our events in Luxembourg, at reduced rates or free of charge.

Even if you are unable to attend the dinner, could you please send us your coordinates as we would like to 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, on behalf of the OUSL,

Peter Munro and Jan Könighaus  
Chairmen
OUS Luxembourg

Date & Time

20th September 8:30pm

Location

Café Gijón, Paseo de Recoletos, 21, Madrid 28004 

 

You are cordially invited to this year's Freshers' event in Madrid organised by the Oxford University Society (OUS) Madrid to meet other new students and Oxford alumni. 

 

We have booked tables at the outdoor terrace of the Café Gijón where food and drink will be served. Please let us know by email by Wednesday, 13 September if you wish to attend and if you have any special dietary requirements.

Date & Time

Sunday 3rd September 2-4pm

Location

Romanuszaal, Hartebrugkerk, Lange Mare 79, 2312 GR Leiden

 

RSVP by  28th August, 2023. Please email Ipsa Bajaj. 

  • Other details: 
    • Similar to last year, we will be hosting an in-person event where students will get to meet a couple of representatives from the Oxford Cambridge Society as well as interact with a few recent graduates and learn from their experiences
    • We will not be charging the students for the event and refreshments will be provided
 

Date & Time

20th September 7pm

Location

Black Sheep Coffee, 10 rue la Boétie, 75008 Paris 

We know that the people you meet will be one of the greatest strengths of coming to the University of Oxford and with this in mind, OUS Paris invites you to a  free Freshers event :

Date: Wednesday 20th September
Time: 7.00pm onwards
Location: Black Sheep Coffee, 10 rue la Boétie, 75008 Paris Metro St Augustin or Miromesnil
RSVP date: Friday 15th  September
Please RSVP to : Charlie Tatham, (Président OUS Paris),

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This will be a great opportunity to meet alumni and fellow students, please do sign up directly with the group to attend the event.

Date & Time

27th August at 12pm (midday)

Location

Rhein Polo Club Düsseldorf e. V., Zum Hülsdonker Hof 31, 47877 Willich.

 

We offer a combined Oxbridge polo and Freshers’ event for new students from both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, a great opportunity to get to know students and alumni. Please contact Markus Brandstetter to register.

Asia

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Date & Time

26th August 4:00-6:30pm

Location

Fia’s Lounge, G1-G5, GROUND FLOOR, Richmond Towers, 12, Richmond Rd, Bengaluru 560027.

 

What can attendees expect at the event?
   - Meet alumni, meet current students, meet recent graduates
Will refreshments be available? Yes
Is there a ticket or entrance fee? Event is free to attend, but advance registration is required.
Attendee's can book a place using this online booking form. 

Date & Time

1st September 7:30pm

Location

The Party Cottage, Delhi Gymkhana Club 

 

OCSI will be hosting a 'Freshers Send-off Reception' on 1st September, 2023 at The Party Cottage, Delhi Gymkhana Club (7:30 PM IST onwards) [Address: 2, Safdarjung Lane, Safdarjung Lane Area, Tughlak Road Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110011.

 

Please email the group directly to register. 

Date & Time

24th August

Location

TBC

 

Please email the group directly to register and hear more details. 

Date & Time

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Location

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North America

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Date & Time

13th September 6:30pm onwards

Location

Union Club, 8 Park Street Place, Boston

 

Please register on the website to attend.

Date & Time

5-7pm 31st August 

Location

Oxford North America Office, 500 5th Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York

 

RSVP Date: August 28 (late registrations accepted)

-Address: 500 5th Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York, New York 10110

-All attendees must bring valid identification to show to the front desk in order to gain access into the building.

-Please reach out to Gregory Marks with any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date & Time

12th September 6:30 to 8:30pm

Location

University Club in San Francisco (800 Powell St) 

 

Please email the group directly to register. 

Date & Time

4:30pm 16th September

Location

Patio of the Il Fornaio restaurant in Del Mar

 

 

Drinks and conversation with students and alumni, with the option of staying for dinner in the restaurant at 6:00 pm.

Date & Time

5th September 6pm

Location

TBC

 

 

 

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Location

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Date & Time

31st August 6-9pm PDT

Location

Yaletown Brewing Company,
​​​​​​1111 Mainland St, Vancouver,
BC V6B 2T9

 

The Vancouver Oxford & Cambridge Society warmly invites new students starting a course at Oxford this autumn to our monthly Alumni Oxbridge Social in Vancouver 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 Oxford.

Refreshments: can be purchased from the venue
Guests: you are welcome to bring a guest
Dress code: wear whatever you feel comfortable in

Booking information: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/657179380217
Price: Free to attend (everyone pays for their own bills)
Contact Person: Marc de Asis, Robinson College Cambridge 2016

Date & Time

1st September 5:30 - 7:30pm

Location

British Embassy, Paseo de la Reforma, Av. P.º de la Reforma 350-Piso 20, 
Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México,

 

Drinks and a Q&A session between alumni and the new students  - further details to be confirmed! Please register with the group to attend. 

Date & Time

Thursday 7th September @ 6:30pm

Location

Stormbreaker Brewing - 832 N Beech St, Portland, OR 97227 (restaurant & all ages welcome before 9pm)

We will be facilitating a question and answer session with recent alumni as well as a chance to meet alumni generally. We look forward to meeting you! Please register with Isabel Kane. 

Oceania

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Date &Time

5:30pm 25th August

 Location

Wynyard Pavilion

 

Please register directly with the group to meet fellow students and alumni!

Date & Time

31st August 6:30pm

Location

Boston Consulting Group (Level 52, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne)

 

We would appreciate if new students could register their attendance by Sunday 27 August using this link. 

South America

Africa

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Dates & Times

Various - see below

Location

Various - see below

 

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Date: Thursday 31st August
Time: 6pm prompt
Venue: British Council, 20 Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos

 

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Date: Wednesday 6th September
Time: 6pm prompt
Venue: British Council, Plot 3645 IBB Way, Maitama, Abuja FCT

Please email the group to register.

Date & Time

TBC

Location

TBC

 

GROUP RESOURCES
BURSARIES

The Alumni Network Supporting Oxford Students

 

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

We have three UK alumni groups and one European alumni group making grants available to students (who must be from the local area/country or have a strong and provable connection to the region) for projects taking place over the summer break 2024. The projects must show a proven link to academic studies.

Previous recipients of alumni bursaries have been able to research tropical ecology in Borneo, run palliative care clinics in Malta, deliver presentations at the Metabolic Engineering conference in Singapore, work with Medical Volunteers International in 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 that you read the guidelines carefully before applying.

The groups offering bursary support for 2024 are:

 

The Oxford University Society of Cornwall, is offering different types of bursaries of £350-600 to assist undergraduates with strong Cornish connections. Please send a one page CV with a personal statement and Cornwall connections, and a one page outline of the internship or project. Please note, the projects must be undertaken before September 2024. Normally only one award will be given to each student during their academic studies. The scheme is available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The deadline for applications is 1 April 2024.

Find out more or please contact Professor Fenella Wojnarowska

 

The Oxford University Society of East Kent, is planning to make several grants. The awards will be based on the relevance of the project to the degree courses and the likelihood that the amount will be sufficient, when added to other resources in hand, to achieve the stated goals. These grants will not be limited to activities that entail travel abroad nor will they be greater than £750 per student. The scheme is available to first and second year undergraduates, and third year undergraduates who are on on a four-year course. Applications should be made between 1 May - 28 June 2024.

Find out more

 

The Oxford University Society of East Sussex, is offering a bursary of up to £400 to support an undergraduate undertaking work experience or an internship. The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 March 2024 and notifications will be sent out by 26 April 2024. 

Please contact Tim Hancock to find out more. 

 

The Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Club of Hungary (COACH), is offering scholarships of up to £500 to support the academic and personal development of students. Eligible students must be enrolled in full-time study and have at least six months remaining in their studies or have proof of admission to continue their studies on another course (e.g. master's after bachelor's or PhD after master's). The deadline for receipt of applications is 23 February 2024 and notifications will be sent out by 26 April 2024. 

Please visit COACH website to find out more.

 

The Alumni Office will be mailing all students with a connection to these regions in early 2024. Please look out for the mailing or contact the groups concerned to find out more about the financial support on offer. Good luck with your applications.