Oxford Essentials

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

Oxford Essentials was 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. 

Further information

Resources from Oxford Essentials are available on a dedicated Canvas site.

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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