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OUS Victoria

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OUS Victoria (OUSV) is one of the University of Oxford’s 200+ official alumni groups around the world.

The group was established in 1996 and, while based in Melbourne, does reach out to alumni based elsewhere in the state of Victoria. For instance there is a group of alumni in Geelong who get together for their own events.

We are a vibrant and friendly group of alumni with a diverse age range who meet on a regular basis for social events and to hear interesting speakers.

We plan our events to appeal to as many people as possible, and incorporate drinks after work, regular lunches, and guest speaker occasions.

Our flagship event is our annual dinner, to which we regularly welcome around 100 people, to hear a guest speaker and to catch up with other alumni. We work closely with the Cambridge Society and also have networking drinks with alumni from the Ivy League.

Our annual freshers' farewell party is always a great success. The event gives new students a connection to Oxford and the opportunity to learn from the experiences of those who went up before them. When freshers return as alumni, they form an important part of the younger element in the group. 

There are over 900 Oxford alumni in Victoria, of whom some 400 are members of the OUSV. Have a look at what we do on Facebook – we’re there as OUSV - and find us on the Oxford Alumni Community network.

Email Secretary Emma McCarroll.

Forthcoming events

Monday 16 July 2018: Drinks with Professor Anne Davies, Dean of Law

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Venue: Jimmy Watson's, Room 1 (Upstairs), 333 Lygon Street, Carlton, VIC 3053

Details: Join the group for a catch up with the Dean of Law from the University of Oxford.

Booking: No booking required - please email secretary Emma McCarroll with any enquiries.

Thursday 19 July 2018: Oxford, Cambridge and Ivy League Networking Drinks

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Venue: Atrium on 35, Sofitel Hotel, Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Details: Join the group for their regular networking drinks with fellow Oxonians and Cambridge and Ivy League alumni.

Cost: Pay for your own consumption

Booking: No booking required - please email secretary Emma McCarroll with any enquiries.

Thursday 9 August 2018: Freshers' Farewell

Time: 
6pm

Details: The group requests the pleasure of your company at a function to say farewell and good luck to this year’s freshers. Refreshments (drinks and finger food) will be provided.

Venue: Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Level 52, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000 

Booking: Please register for the event by Thursday 2 August by completing the online booking form. Please email Hannah Gould with any enquiries.

Saturday 25 August 2018: Annual dinner with guest speaker Professor Karen Day of the University of Melbourne

Time: 7pm

VenueThe Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000

Details: Join OUS Victoria (OUSV) in celebrating another great year at their annual dinner for 2018. In order to warmly welcome new freshers to the OUSV community, and to provide a preview of the many formal dinners they will enjoy at Oxford, the group are this year offering specially discounted tickets (please see below).

Cost: AUD$125 early bird rate for bookings made before Friday, 3 August. AUD$135 after Friday, 3 August. 

Booking: Please register for the event by completing the online booking form. Please email secretary Emma McCarroll with any enquiries.

Please note that there is a reduced price of AUD$70 for freshers, who are also invited to bring one guest to the dinner (at full price)). Freshers can book by completing a different booking form.

Thursday 27 September 2018: Kelvin Club lunch with guest speaker TBA

Time: 12.30pm for 1pm

Venue: The Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000

Details: Further details will follow.

Cost: AUD$48 for members, AUD$58 for non-members.

Booking: Please register for the event by emailing secretary Emma McCarroll.

Thursday 22 November 2018: Kelvin Club lunch with guest speaker TBA

Time: 12.30pm for 1pm

VenueThe Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000

Details: Further details will follow.

Cost: AUD$48 for members, AUD$58 for non-members.

Booking: Please register for the event by emailing secretary Emma McCarroll.