Getting the most out of your first few days in Oxford
There is a great deal to take care of in the first few days in Oxford, a number of which should be done in the correct sequence. For example, in order to open a bank account, you will need to show your passport and a proof of residence, such as a rental contract or Council Tax bill with your name and current local address.If you would like a mobile phone contract or other utility services, you will need a bank account. Proof of local address will also be required when applying for school places online.
A common sequence of tasks is:
- Arrange accommodation
- Open bank account
- Arrange telephone and internet access
- Arrange household utilities (electiricity, gas, water)
- Register with a doctor
Partners of new staff are encouraged to join the Oxford University Newcomers' Club based at the University Club on Mansfield Road for:
- weekly coffee mornings
- career support and advice
- English conversation groups
- parent and toddler play
- sub-groups for a variety of hobbies and interests
The Newcomers' Club also runs a regular calendar of events and lectures in term time for partners.