Registration for all new students with the Centre and Faculty will take place on Monday 10 October. Attendance is compulsory for all new students. The timetable for the day is available here.

Teaching and timetable information for the Manor Road building is viewable online. This also offers details of building opening times, layout and facilities. Much of the rest of the Law Faculty is housed next door in the St Cross Building.

You will have access to the Centre during normal building opening times. Vacation and weekend times can vary, and latest info about the Manor Road Building is also posted to the web. IT support is offered locally via a team based on the 1st floor of the building.  Most students will not need access to the Centre ‘after office hours’, but if this would be helpful for your research, swipe access with University card can be arranged following a 24 hour access induction with the Building Manager. Please see the Centre Administrator for more details. If you enter or work in the Centre either late in the evening or early in the morning, you are responsible for making sure the Centre is secure as you enter and leave.

The Centre allocates a desk and PC to all new research students, and makes them available to continuing students, depending on space, on a year by year basis. As space is limited, the situation is reviewed each term.

Most students will not need access ‘after office hours’, but if this would be helpful for your research, swipe access with University card can be arranged following a 24 hour access induction. Please see the Centre Administrator for more details. If you enter or work in the Centre or late in the evening or early in the morning, you are responsible for making sure the Centre is secure as you enter and leave.

During your first week or so, other parts of the University, including key libraries, will also offer induction and training opportunities. Many learning and induction resources are made available online; see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/subjects-and-libraries/libraries for an index of libraries, and further help. You are entitled to use all of the Bodleian libraries; your nearest library is the Social Sciences Library which is housed on the ground floor of the Manor Road Building.

Divisional Induction Event

The Law Faculty is one of the academic departments/faculties that comprise the University’s ‘Social Sciences Division’. All doctoral students are strongly encouraged to attend the annual Social Sciences Divisional Induction and Welcome Event. 

The 2018/19 event will take place on Thursday, 4th October (Week 0), from 4:15-6:15pm, in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW. There will be a one-hour Welcome and Induction talk, after which attendees will be invited to join a drinks reception under the dinosaurs. The event provides a unique opportunity for new graduate students to meet fellow doctoral students from across the social sciences at Oxford and to hear about the support available. This event is part of your formal induction programme.

To RSVP email researcherdevelopment@socsci.ox.ac.uk.