Professional Services Staff Events

A number of events are held throughout the year for Professional Services Staff: Induction, Registrar's Update and Professional Services Staff Conference


The Induction is open to anyone who is new to the central University or an academic division, department, college, or faculty. It's held termly and is an in-person only event. 

The programme aims to provide a broad introduction to the collegiate University and professional services and administration sections. It is also an opportunity for you to network with other members of staff.

The half-day event comprises

  • a talk on the history of the University
  • a presentation explaining the structure of the collegiate University and providing an introduction to professional services and administration departments
  • an orientation fair where you will meet representatives from professional services sections and get an overview of their work and responsibilities

Michaelmas term Induction 2022

The next Induction is taking place on Wednesday 19 October 2022 from 9am to 1pm at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford. 

All new professional services staff will automatically receive an invitation to attend via email. If you have missed a previous event and would like to attend, you are welcome to sign up. 

Sign up for next Induction

The Registrar's Update is open to all colleagues in administrative and professional roles, in the central University and in academic divisions and departments.

It takes place twice a year, in Michaelmas term (at the Professional Services Staff Conference) and in Hilary term. This is a hybrid event open to both in-person and online attendees.

Hilary term Registrar's Update

The Hilary term Registrar's Update took place on Thursday 24 March 2022 at The Mathematical Institute, and also online, from 10am to 11.15am. Those attending in-person were also invited to enjoy refreshments until noon.

The event marked the launch of Professional Services Together. Professional Services Together will bring together a plethora of activities aimed at improving the effectiveness of the University’s administration. By focussing on collaboration, quality and our people, it will help us to work together as One Oxford in support of the University’s academic mission. 

If you weren't able to make it to the event, or would like to watch the briefing again, a recording is now available online.

Michaelmas term Registrar's Update

Details of the next Registrar's Update, taking place at the Professional Services Staff Conference, will be announced soon.

The next Professional Services Staff Conference is taking place on Monday 26 September 2022. Find out more details about the event, including sessions on offer and speakers taking part. You can also access the sessions delivered at the last conference.

Upcoming events

If you would like us to keep you informed about upcoming Induction events, please email the UAS Communications team to register your interest.

Contact us

UAS Communications

Academic Administration Division

University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD