About Alumni Groups

Here are the answers to some of the commonly asked questions about our alumni networks. 

If your question is not answered here, please email us. You can find out more about our groups, their activities, and their volunteers in the Alumni Groups blog.

Frequently asked questions

What is an OUS Group?

The Alumni Office exists to bring together alumni of the University, wherever they are in the world. Groups have evolved over time in locations with high concentrations of Oxford alumni to give you a local connection to the University. They organise a range of activities for members and act as ambassadors for the University in their region.

What is an 'OxCam' or 'Oxbridge' group?

The concentration of alumni in countries other than the UK is often not high enough to support an Oxford group. If there is great desire for a group, or a strategic reason for promoting Oxford in that region, an Oxford–Cambridge group can be formed, drawing on alumni of both universities to form a viable group. Joint groups may also be formed with other universities.

How do I find out if there is a group near me?

You can download our Alumni Networks Directory 2016-17 or search our regional networks pages to find your nearest Oxford (or Oxbridge) group.

How do I join my local group?

Either contact the group’s secretary directly or email the Networks Team in the University's Alumni Office, who will be happy to forward on your message.

How do I start a new group?

Alumni interested in setting up a new group should visit our Alumni Group resources page to find out more about what is involved and download the Oxford Alumni Groups: Overview document.

Here you can also download and complete the Expression of interest form and email the Networks Team to register your interest in setting up a group.

What type of events do groups hold?

Our groups organise a range of events, from balls to hikes. Most groups hold at least one major get-together each year, often based around a formal dinner, but many hold regular informal events as well. For details of currently scheduled events, please visit our events page

Are there other alumni groups I can join?

There are a range of networks open to Oxford alumni, including a number of department groups and a growing number of shared-interest groups.