Social and networking events

  • The Graduate College organise a number of social events across the academic year for the postgraduate research student community.

    If you require any further information regarding the events listed below, please do contact us.

    We are always interested in any feedback you may have regarding our social programme, along with any suggestions for future activities. In either case, please contact the Research Degrees Team via

    Academic Year 2021/2022

  • A mystery trail in Oxford

    Join us on this self-guided detective mystery walking Trail around Oxford. This trail is full of sneaky clues around every corner as we will be divided into teams, we will need at least 10 people to sign up, in order to run it.  

    This is a 2.3 mile ‘loop’ trail taking about 2.5 hours to complete at your own pace – no jogging please!

    Solve the mystery and be entered into a £100 monthly draw. Come and join us for some active but chilled out fun and learn a bit more about Oxford.

    When: Tuesday 26 July

    Starting: 3pm, Bonn Square outside Westgate 

    Ending: around 5.30pm atAll Bar One’ in 124 High Street.

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    Guided Visit to Oxford Botanical Gardens 

    The visit to the gardens was the first of our live events in the Graduate College. It was great to see so many students from all faculties, a total of 28 students and several staff members including our fantastic guide Senior Lecturer Dr. Andrew Lack who managed to keep such a large group attentive and entertained at all times, thanks to his enthusiasm and extensive botanical knowledge. We are very grateful to Dr. Lack for giving of his time, making that visit a truly enjoyable one!  

    Do watch this section for the next event!

    Three Minute Thesis Competition

    We received fourteen video presentations from students across all faculties and they were all superb! The awards were given before lunch at Headington Hill Hall. Students from all faculties came to support their peers and enjoy a good lunch on a very sunny day.

    The first prize of this year's competition was awarded to Sanjana Karnik (HSS), her presentation will be sent to the national 3M competition to be held at the end of July. This competition was very close and two students were shoulder to shoulder, the judges made a final decision and the runner-up prize was awarded to Luna Dou (OBBS) while Amber Ridgway (HLS) was highly commended. The people's choice award (based on students votes) was given to Mayuri Agrawal (OBBS). 

    We all enjoyed the gardens, networking and generally relaxing after a good competition. Well done to all the competitors! 

    3 Minute Thesis video - Sanjana Karnik
    3 Minute Thesis video - Luna Dou
    3 Minute Thesis video - Amber Ridgway
    3 Minute Thesis video - Mayuri Agrawal

    First prize: Sanjana Karnik
    Runner-up: Luna Dou
    People's choice award: Mayuri Agrawal
    Group of competitors sat outside of Headington Hill Hall