The Social Essentials - University of Oxford

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The Social Essentials:
Experiencing and Enjoying
Oxford Life
by Oxford University Student
Union
www.ousu.org
Banking
Practical
Information
There are Banks on the High Street and
Cornmarket Street. Many of them are here
today so you can set up accounts.
Look around for the best
Account for you.
If you have any trouble,
you can contact [email protected] for advice.
www.ousu.org
Shopping
Practical
Information
Argos - cheap essentials
Boots - pharmacy and health
Blackwells and Waterstones
bookshops - Broad St.
Groceries - Tesco/M&S/Sainsbury’s, or visit
ww.dailyinfo.co.uk/guide/shopping/food for
details of Greek Delis, Chinese Supermarkets
and Halal Butchers
www.ousu.org
Making Calls
Practical
Information
Mobile Phones: ‘Pay-as-you-go’(prepay)
vs. contract deals
networks - Orange, Vodafone, O2 (Cornmarket St.)
International Calls: phone cards or Skype
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Travel
Practical
Information
Bicycles - Magdalen Road Cycle Workshop
Oxford Tube - travel to London from £12
National Express - coach travel to most Airports
Cheap airlines - (ryanair, flybe, bmi) check visa
information in
advance!
Rail www.thetrainline.com for discounts or 16-25
Railcard
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Sports in Oxford
Social
Life...
Facilities - Pulse Gym, Ice Rink, College Boat Houses, Iffley
Road and
University Parks Sports Grounds.
Details at www.sport.ox.ac.uk
Events - Intercollegiate Competitions, Summer Eights.
Clubs - Korfball, Floorball, Fencing, Rowing...
or just Soccer
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Arts & Entertainment
Social Life...
Music & Concerts -
Sheldonian to the O2
Theatres & Cinemas
Studio,
Ultimate Picture Palace
- Oxford Playhouse, BurtonTaylor
Phoenix Cinema &
Museums & Galleries
Science
Art Oxford
of Drawing
www.ousu.org
Ashmolean, Pitt Rivers,
Museum, Modern
& Ruskin School
Going Out
Social
Life...
> college ‘bops’& balls
> restaurant & bar reviews
info.co.uk or
for
www.daily
the Oxford Handbook
check www.varsityevents.co.uk
OUSU club
nights
www.ousu.org
Campaigns & Societies
Social Life...
> Amnesty International
> Pakistan Society
> Russian Society
> Italian Society
> Oxford Chinese Students’ and Scholars’ Association
> Oxford University Chinese
Association
> Islamic Society
> Christian Union
> LGBT Society
> Jewish Society
...
find them at Freshers Fair
www.ousu.org
Volunteering
Social
Life...
contact OxHub for student-led community
volunteering opportunities...
www. oxfordhub.org
AgeAid
Homeless Action Group
Green Project
Maths Plus
www.ousu.org
Freshers Fair
OUSU
Your Student
Union
More than 450 clubs, teams, societies, charities and commercial
stallholders
Wednesday 6th - Friday 8th October
Examination Schools, High St.
Your college common room will have your
ticket - contact them for more details
Visit
www.oxfordfreshersfair.org
for more information
and to contact societies
www.ousu.org
Student Advice Service
OUSU
Your Student Union
> free, impartial and confidential
> advocacy, advice and representation
We will try our best to help with issues you may haveincluding academic, examination, accommodation,
mental health and disability, and harassment. And if
we can’t help you, we will try our best to find
someone who can.
email [email protected]
www.ousu.org
Campaigns
OUSU
Your
Student Union
International Students Campaign
Mature Students Campaign
Campaign for Racial Awareness & Equality
(CRAE)
Women’s Campaign
LGBTQ Campaign
Disabled Students’ Campaign
www.ousu.org
Get Involved
OUSU
Your Student Union
Student Council
Elections
Campaigns
www.ousu.org
email [email protected]
Contact Us
OUSU
Your Student Union
President – Martha Mackenzie [email protected]
VP Graduates – Jim O’Connell, [email protected]
VP Access & Academic Affairs – Hannah Cusworth [email protected]
VP Welfare & Equal Opportunities - Seb Baird, [email protected]
VP Women – Yuan Yang, [email protected]
VP Charities & Community - Daniel Stone, [email protected]
www.ousu.org
Any Questions?
www.ousu.org
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