Welcome to St John’s. We look forward to meeting all of you in Week 0.
The transition to learning at University is a big step up for all students. We have worked with the experts at the Oxford Study Skills Centre to put together a series of sessions for Michaelmas term to cover areas which students frequently ask about, or can find challenging. We are also running two workshops with our Welfare Dean which focus on self-care and well-being. In Week 7 our Fellow for Equality will offer a workshop on the important subject of equality, diversity, and inclusion.
Together these sessions should provide a friendly and helpful introduction to life in College and university learning, to get you off to a really good start. The intention is that all first-year students at St John’s attend all these events.
These sessions will be held at 12.30 - 1.45pm on Thursdays as below.
We will offer you a free lunch at all of these sessions.
You will also receive advice from tutors and departments, and can find central university resources about the transition to university here:
We hope that this programme will help you settle into life in St John’s, and address any concerns you might have. There will be an opportunity at all these sessions to ask questions and discuss any areas of interest.
You can also access the timetable as a Word document here.
Matthew Nicholls (Senior Tutor), Elizabeth Macfarlane (Welfare Dean), Kate Doornik (Fellow for Equality).
- Undergraduate Matriculation 2021 (new information)
- Bodleian Library: bookings for face-to-face tours of the following libraries are now live:
- Bodleian Old Library (all humanities subjects)
- English Faculty Library (English)
- History Faculty Library (history based in the Radcliffe Camera)
- Music Faculty Library (music)
- Social Science Library (all social sciences subjects)
- Vere Harmsworth Library (history of the United States and temporary home to the Radcliffe Science Library (all MPLS subjects))
- College-student Undergraduate Contract (action required)
- College Doctor Registration Letter (action required)
- Undergraduate Domestic Arrangements 2021-22 (for information)
- Undergraduate Student Handbook 2021-22 (for information)
- Student IT Information (for information)
- College Charges and Expenses 2021-22 (for information)
- Welcome Letter from the Senior Dean (for information)
- Welcome Letter from the Welfare Dean (for information)
- Welcome Letter from the Chaplain (for information)
- Immunisations letter 2021 (for information)
- Guide to using the Bodleian Libraries (for information)
- Support available from Oxford Transition Support – helping you make the most of Oxford (for information)
- Information and advice from the University to help you settle in to life as an Oxford student (for information)
- Information for international students (for information)
- General guidance about coronavirus for students (for information)
- Student Self Service for Students: A step-by-step guide to verifying your details and completing the Registration process (for information)
Please save your Student College Contract using the naming convention surname.firstname.UGSJCcontract2021 and upload it here by no later than Wednesday 1st September.
Please also be sure to register with the College Doctor as explained in the College Doctor Registration Letter. Do make sure you keep a note of your NHS number in case you need a Covid test. This will also help you with the process of booking a Covid vaccination should you need one.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to let us know at email@example.com