University of Oxford
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
Oxford University plays a major role in the world's intellectual, creative and public life – a centre for debate and discovery for more than nine centuries. 38 independent colleges and six smaller halls are connected by the university's federal system; these close academic communities help foster the leading research that Oxford is known for. New technology and the creation of innovative, knowledge-led businesses are current key priorities.
UCAS Code: O33
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Level of study
- Undergraduate 58%
- Postgraduate 42%
Mode of study
- Full Time 79%
- Part Time 21%
Where students come from
- UK 67%
- EU 11%
- Other 23%
- Male 47%
- Female 53%
Student Services and Facilities
- Oxford meets the needs of its students with a wide range of library services provided by more than 100 libraries, making it the largest library system in the UK.
- There are opportunities for a limited amount of paid work within colleges, for which students may need their tutor's permission.
- Colleges may also offer some employment during the summer conference season.
- Oxford University's Careers Service equips students to make the most informed choice after their degree, including enabling students to gain advice from alumni.
- Services include 20-minute one-to-one sessions with an experienced careers adviser; CV and interview workshops; and fifteen themed careers fairs held annually, as well as hundreds of term-time employer presentations and careers events within each department, faculty or college.
- Employability and professional experience can be built through programmes including the Student Consultancy; Insight programmes on teaching, medicine, academia and business; and micro-internship and full internship programmes, which include summer research experience.
- Women can attend the Springboard holistic development programme.
- The CareerConnect events and vacancy system lists thousands of opportunities each year.
- Each college has a college doctor, linked to a local GP surgery, and many colleges have a nurse available to students.
- The university has a professionally staffed and confidential Student Counselling Service. The service offers a range of group and workshops, as well as individual therapy.
- The university welcomes applications from students with disabilities, and has over 3,500 students registered with a disability.
- The Disability Advisory Service provides support and advice to student on a wide range of adjustments to facilitate access to courses across the university.
Other services and facilities
- Please refer to the university website, resources section, for details of all facilities and student services.
- Oxford University Students' Union (OUSU) offers a wide range of services including advice, events, activities and campaigns to ensure students get the very best from their university experience.
- OUSU represents Oxford's 23,000-strong student community, within their colleges and the wider university, on undergraduate or postgraduate issues.
- Oxford University is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, with teaching dating back to 1096.
- With the arrival of Emo of Friesland in 1190, Oxford recruited its first international student.
- Oxford’s first women's colleges were founded in the nineteenth century. Every college today admits men and women.
- The majority of the University of Oxford's UK undergraduates come from state schools.
Notable Alumni and Famous Faces
- 26 Nobel Prize winners including Sir John Gurdon (Medicine, 2012) and V S Naipaul (Literature 2001).
- 27 UK Prime Ministers and 30 international heads of government, including Bill Clinton, Benazir Bhutto, Dr Manmohan Singh.
- 120 Olympic medal winners, including Matthew Pinsent and Stephanie Cook.
- Scientists including JBS Haldane, Dame Janet Vaughan, Dorothy Hodgkin, Stephen Hawking.
- Poets and writers including John Donne, Oscar Wilde, Dorothy L Sayers, Iris Murdoch, Julian Barnes, Monica Ali.
- Actors, comedians and film-makers including Felicity Jones, Armando Iannucci and Ken Loach.
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