Departmental Open Days


The Oxford Internet Institute is located at No. 1 St Giles, in the centre of Oxford. How to get to the OII.

If you are thinking about applying to study at the OII, attending one of our open days either in person or virtually is your chance to find out more about the content and structure of our degree programmes (and the admissions process) from the academic admissions team and teaching faculty. Current students will also be available to discuss their experiences and answer questions.

The next departmental open day will be held on Tuesday 17 November 2015 (please email if you would like to attend). A virtual open day will be held on Tuesday 1 December 2015.

Next Open Day: Tuesday 17 November 2015

Open Day Programme: Tuesday 17 November 2015

Time Session
14:00 Welcome from Helen Margetts, Director
Overview of OII research and teaching from Eric Meyer, DGS
14:15 Introduction to Graduate Admissions
Claire Owens, Graduate Admissions and Funding
14:30 A day in the life of an OII Student
Current student talking about their experience and Q&A
14:45 [parallel] Introduction to the MSc Programme and Q&A
Ralph Schroeder, MSc Programme Director, with MSc students
14:45 [parallel] Introduction to the DPhil Programme and Q&A
Vili Lehdonvirta, DPhil Programme Director, with DPhil students
15:15 Coffee and tours of the OII
15:45 Alumnus speaker: discussing their time during and after the OII
16:00 Taster Lecture on “Social News” by Jonathan Bright, Research Fellow
As their user bases continue to grow, social media are becoming vitally important venues for the diffusion of news and information through their ability to increase the visibility of news articles and direct large volumes of online traffic to news websites. Based on work carried out at the OII, this lecture will address the consequences of this change, both in terms of the behaviour of news organisations (who are becoming ever more reactive to micro-patterns of news readership) and in terms of the sharing habits of news audiences themselves (which are to a certain extent bypassing traditional editorial decisions to “reformat” the news agenda). These dynamics have the potential to significantly alter the way the news is both produced and consumed in the contemporary information society.
17:00 Finish