Need support? Want to talk to someone about something? The University has a range of support networks, training opportunities and peer groups to help any student, researcher or staff member.
- BME (Black Minority Ethnic) Staff Network is open to all Oxford University staff that identify as BME. The Network has an email list that acts as a confidential discussion forum, and also holds various meetings throughout the year, both social and work-related.
- Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality (CRAE) is one of Oxford University Student Union's permanent campaigns to create a more just and inclusive student experience at the University through action and engagements with racial diversity and difference.
- Oxford African and Carribean Society (ACS) is committed to exploring, promoting and celebrating African and Caribbean culture within Oxford University.
- The Kofo Collective seeks to serve the unique needs of black women at the university through a lens of inclusion, diversity, and engagement.
- Oxford University LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Trans) Staff Network is for all LGBT Oxford University staff, academic and non-academic (including Oxford University Press and the colleges).
- LGBTQsoc aims to provide a safe space for all members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer community and is focused on providing welfare and social events for students.
- LGBTQ Campaign is the autonomous campaign within the Student Union that works in the interests of Oxford’s LGBTQ students. They hold speaker events on a range of topics, organise focus groups, and run campaigns on matters of relevance to all LGBTQ individuals.
- Oxford Students' Disability Community is a group of interested students who represent the needs and aspirations of students with disabilities within the University. Their mission is to provide a student-run space for individuals with disabilities and their allies to work towards greater accessibility and access to all aspects of University life.
- The Disabled Staff Network is for staff with a disability or long-term health condition who work for the University, colleges or Oxford University Press.
- Harassment Advisory Service and Harassment Advisors’ Network provides detailed information on the University's harassment policies and procedures, sources of advice, and harassment training, and a network of approximately 300 harassment advisers within the University, with two (one of either sex) appointed within each department and faculty.
- Humanities Harassment Advisors Group brings together the 20+ harassment advisors in the Division to share learning and best practice, and to feed into divisional work to reduce the incidence of bullying and harassment. See our Bullying and Harassment page for more information.
- Oxford University's Newcomers Club helps newly-arrived wives, husbands or partners of visiting scholars, of graduate students and of newly appointed academic members of the University to settle in and gives them the opportunity to meet people in Oxford.
- International Students’ Campaign is a student-run organisation committed to representing and improving the welfare of the over 6,500 international students from 139 different countries at Oxford.
- WomCam (or Women's Campaign) is a discussion and action forum from the Oxford University Student Union which welcomes graduate and undergraduate students.
- Women in the Humanities is an expanding network within the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). It brings together scholars from across humanities disciplines to develop new approaches to gender equality.
GENERAL RESOURCES FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS
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The University's Access Guide provides invaluable information about access to all of the University's buildings. Access information for all of the Humanities faculties buildings can be found here.
RESEARCHER SPECIFIC RESOURCES
- Support for Researchers provides a huge range of support within The University of Oxford for research staff, from help finding funding, to careers advice, to guidance for new principal investigators.
- Research Support (Research Services and Research Accounts) works in partnership with colleagues across the University to provide comprehensive support to researchers through the research life cycle.
- Oxford Research Staff Society (OxRSS) is a collective voice for researchers employed by the University of Oxford. The group also organises social and professional networking activities across departments and divisions.
- The Humanities Division runs dedicated training for Humanities researchers.
UNIVERSITY GROUPS AND TRAINING
- The Careers Service provides career advice and services (eg CV and cover letter review, job listings, careers fairs, training and so on) for students and researchers.
- The People and Organisational Development team provides voluntary courses for University and college staff; coverage includes teaching and learning, leadership and management, and personal development, as well as programmes for women and newcomers.
- Health and welfare resources provides information and services for students regarding health, disability, counselling, student-led support, student parents, care leavers.
- Staff Benefits shows a range of benefits available to staff.