🚶🏽♀️If you’ve just started studying at Oxford University or you’re thinking about applying, Know Your Oxford will help you to find your feet in the city.
Using your smartphone you’ll get an insider’s view to student life in central Oxford – hearing first-hand from those who know what it’s like to be a student here, and helping you to settle in.
Your guide for Know your Oxford is Alex Beukers, who is a current student at the University. Alex opens the door to studying at Oxford: outlining the role of the colleges and departments; giving the inside view on Oxford’s academic dress and ceremonies; and pointing out the museums, libraries and other attractions.
The tour also includes practical advice on being a student, with information about the students’ union and University services; and where to find shops, supermarkets, and places to eat and drink.
You can also interact with 3D artefacts at the Ashmolean museum and Bodleian Libraries, experience the bustling May Morning celebrations at Magdalen Bridge, and take a selfie with a virtual mortar board.
Students and staff from across the University help to bring the tour to life, with presidents of the African and Caribbean Society and the Dramatic Society; a librarian at the Bodleian; and college porters all helping to tell the Oxford students’ story.
If you want to get to grips with life at the University, and really know your Oxford, this tour is a must.
Know Your Oxford was made possible thanks to the Oxford University Innovation Challenges.
Please note that this tour was designed specifically for current and prospective Oxford University students. It is not intended to be used as a general tour of the city.
For further information, go to www.ox.ac.uk/knowyouroxford
📲 This version of the tour includes augmented reality (AR) and is intended for devices that are compatible with ARKit or ARCore.
A number of streets in Oxford have temporary one-way systems in place for pedestrians due to COVID-19. Please ensure you adhere to all on-street signage, and adapt your route as necessary.