The University’s senior leadership has regular conversations with national government and politicians on the many of issues impacting the higher education sector, from leaving the EU to support for research, widening access and participation, student funding, and regional economic development. Oxford’s academics are frequently called on to give expert evidence to committees in the House of Commons and Lords, and consulted for their knowledge and advice by departmental officials. The University also holds regular events in Parliament.
You can see the University's response to the Higher Education Green Paper here.
Oxford in Westminster Seminars
In 2019 the University launched a new series of seminars called ‘Oxford in Westminster’. Organised by the Public Affairs Directorate and hosted by Lord Wood of Anfield, Visiting Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, these seminars bring our ground-breaking research and innovation in science and the humanities to an audience of parliamentarians, government officials and the wider network of policy-influencers. You can find the latest event here.
The University of Oxford was judged in the latest REF impact study as the UK’s premier research university in terms of global importance. We have helpfully arranged our hundreds of research projects by government department, so that you can see at a glance what we are working on that is important to your area of interest. Have a look here.