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Freshers' events 2018

While the prospect of studying at Oxford can be exciting, it can also be a daunting one for many...

Several of our global alumni groups host freshers' events to help prospective students prepare for life at Oxford and welcome them as they embark on their educational journey at the University.

The events provide freshers with the opportunity to meet fellow students from their area also heading to Oxford and also find out about life and study at the University from current students and alumni.

Please see below for the latest details of freshers' events taking place this year.

If you are an alumni group interested in holding such an event, please email the Networks Team.

UK

OUS Bristol & Bath

 Date: Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Golden Guinea, 19 Guinea St, Bristol BS1 6SX
RSVP date: By Monday, 17 September 2018
Contact: Please email Claire Hall to register for the event and with any enquiries.

OUS Gloucestershire

Date: Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Time: 7pm-9pm
Venue: Parliament Room, Gloucester Cathedral, 12 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LX
RSVP date: By Friday, 14 September 2018
Contact: Please email Sam Tolley to register for the event and with any enquiries.

OUS Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Date: Thursday, 27 September 2018
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Venue: P&G Wells Booksellers Ltd, 11 College St, Winchester SO23 9LZ
RSVP date: By Friday, 21 September 2018
Contact: Please email Marina Shilo to register for the event and with any enquiries.

OUS Hertfordshire

Date: Thursday, 27 September 2018
Time: 5pm-8.45pm
Venue: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 10 Bricket Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3JX
RSVP date: By Friday, 7 September 2018
Contact: Please email Mark Turnham to register for the event and with any enquiries.

OUS Manchester

Date: Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Metropolitan, 2 Lapwing Ln, Manchester M20 2WS
RSVP date: By Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Contact: ** Please note that places are limited and are available by advance booking only ** Please email Sarah Herdan to register for the event and with any enquiries.

 

OUS Norfolk

Date: Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Time: 6pm-8pm
Venue: North, 7-9 Fye Bridge St, Norwich NR3 1LJ
RSVP date: By Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Contact: ​Please email Steve Perkins to register for the event and with any enquiries.

OUS North-East England

Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018
Time: 3pm
Venue: Copthorne Hotel,  The Close Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3RT
RSVP date: By Friday, 14 September 2018
Contact: ​Please email Hugh Turner to register for the event and with any enquiries.

EUROPE

Oxford & Cambridge Society of Austria

Date: Friday, 14 September 2018
Time: 6pm
Venue: Café Landtmann, Universitätsring 4, 1010 Wien, Austria
RSVP date: By Monday, 10 September 2018
Contact: Please email Michael Milkowits to register for the event and with any enquiries.

OUS Berlin

Date: Friday, 24 August 2018
Time: 6pm-8pm
Venue: Süden Gartenwirtschaft, Priesterweg 10, 12157 Berlin, Germany
RSVP date: By Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Contact: Please email Ottilie Klein to register for the event and with any enquiries.

Oxford & Cambridge Society of Bulgaria

Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Time: 7pm
Venue: Tobacco Garden Bar, ul. "Moskovska" 6A, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
RSVP date: By Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Contact: Please email Tsvetelina Kuzmanova to register for the event and with any enquiries.

OUS Cyprus

Date: Friday, 7 September 2018
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Balcony, 61, 1011, Faneromenis, Nicosia, Cyprus
RSVP date: By Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Contact: Please email Eleni Leontidou to register for the event and with any enquiries.

Oxford & Cambridge Society of the Czech Republic

Date: Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Time: 7pm
Venue: Tynska Literarni Kavarna, Týnská 6, 110 00 Staré Město, Praha 1, Czech Republic
RSVP date: By Sunday, 26 August 2018
Booking: To book for the event, please complete the online booking form.
Contact: Please email Monika Marekova with any enquiries.

Oxford & Cambridge Society of Denmark

1] Freshers' event in Aarhus
Date:
Saturday, 1 September 2018
Time: 5pm - 11pm
Venue: Mig og Ølsnedkeren, Mejlgaden 12, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
RSVP date: By Saturday, 1 September 2018
Contact: Please email Amelia Louise Herridge Ishak to register for the event and with any enquiries.

2] Freshers' event in Copenhagen
Date:
Saturday, 1 September 2018
Time: 5pm-11pm
Venue: Charlie’s Bar, Pilestræde 33, 1112 Copenhagen, Denmark
RSVP date: By Saturday, 1 September 2018
Contact: Please email Amelia Louise Herridge Ishak to register for the event and with any enquiries.

Oxford & Cambridge Club of Geneva

Date: Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: La mère Royaume, Place Simon-Goulard 4, 1201 Geneva
Contact: Please email Don Birch to register for the event and with any enquiries.

Oxbridge Society of Hamburg

Date: Friday, 7 September 2018
Time: 6pm-10pm
Venue: Café Borchers, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 1, 20251 Hamburg, Germany
RSVP date: By Friday, 10 August 2018
Contact: Please email Brian Melican to register for the event and with any enquiries.

OUS Munich

Date: Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Time: 4.30pm
Venue: Oktoberfest, Theresienwiese, Bavariaring, 80336 , Munich, Germany
RSVP date: ASAP - tickets are being held by the group for freshers before alumni
Contact: Please email Caroline Weimann to register for the event and with any enquiries.

Oxford & Cambridge Society of the Netherlands

Date: Sunday, 9 September 2018
Time: 3pm
Venue: Lootsstraat 24-3, 1053NX Amsterdam, Netherlands
RSVP date: By Saturday, 8 September 2018
Contact: Please email Alison Fisher to register for the event and with any enquiries.

OUS Paris

Date: Thursday, 20 September 2018
Time: 7pm
Venue: Central Paris - full address to be provided to those who register
RSVP date: By Friday, 14 September. Please note that booking is essential.
Contact: Please email the group's Vice President Julia Makris to register for the event and with any enquiries.

NORTH AMERICA

Oxford & Cambridge Society of Montreal

Summer barbecue
Date:
Sunday, 26 August 2018
Time: 2pm-5pm
Venue: Catherine's Garden, 361 Green, St. Lambert, Quebec, Canada
RSVP date: By Sunday, 19 August 2018
Contact: Please email Gerald Ratzer to register for the event and with any enquiries.

Oxford & Cambridge Society of New England

Date: Thursday, 13 September 2018
Time: 6pm-8pm
Venue: The Union Club, 8 Park St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
RSVP date: To be confirmed
Contact: To be confirmed

Oxford Alumni Association of New York

Skype session with James Tibbert, the University of Oxford's Head of Student Information and Immigration
Date:
Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Time: 5.30pm-7.30pm
Venue: University of Oxford's North American Office, University of Oxford North American Office, 500 Fifth Avenue, 32nd Floor New York, NY 10110, USA
Booking: Please complete the online booking form.
Contact: Please email the University of Oxford's North American Office with any enquiries.

OUS Washington, D.C.

Skype session with James Tibbert, the University of Oxford's Head of Student Information and Immigration
Date:
Monday, 2 July 2018
Time: 11am-12.30pm
Venue: Hollingsworth LLP, 1350 I St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005, USA
Booking: All freshers will be invited directly via Eventbrite
Contact: Please email Adrian Moore with any queries.

AUSTRALASIA

OUS Auckland

Date: Thursday, 26 July 2018
Time: 6pm
Venue: The Northern Steamship, 122 Quay Street, Britomart, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
RSVP date: By Tuesday, 24 July 2018
Contact: Please email Jon Lewin to register for the event and with any enquiries.

OUS Victoria

1] Farewell to freshers event
Date:
Thursday, 9 August 2018
Time: 6pm
Venue: Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Level 52, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
RSVP date: By Thursday, 2 August 2018
Booking: To book for the event, please complete the online booking form.
Contact: Please email Hannah Gould with any enquiries.

1] Annual dinner (to which freshers are invited)
Date:
Saturday, 25 August 2018
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Cost: AUD$70 per person (down from the regular price of AUD$135 - for freshers only) 
RSVP date: By Friday, 3 August 2018
Booking: To book for the event, please complete the online booking form.
Contact: Please email Hannah Gould with any enquiries.

ASIA

Hong Kong

Skype pre-departure briefing for University of Oxford offer-holders with James Tibbert, the University of Oxford's Head of Student Information and Immigration
Date:
Thursday, 26 July 2018
Time: 6.30pm-8pm
Venue: Cosco Tower, Suite 4018, Grand Millennium Plaza,183 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Booking: All freshers will be invited directly via Eventbrite
Contact: Please contact the University of Oxford's China office with any enquiries.