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.

Next Open Day: Friday 18 September 2015

Open Day Programme: Friday 18 September 2015

Time Session
13:00 Welcome from Helen Margetts, Director
Overview of OII research and teaching from Eric Meyer, DGS
13:15 Introduction to Graduate Admissions
Laura Taylor, Graduate Admissions and Funding
13:30 A day in the life of an OII Student
Current student talking about their experience and Q&A
14:00 [parallel] Introduction to the MSc Programme and Q&A
Ralph Schroeder, MSc Programme Director, with MSc students
14:00 [parallel] Introduction to the DPhil Programme and Q&A
Vili Lehdonvirta, DPhil Programme Director, with DPhil students
14:30 Coffee and tours of the OII
15:30 Alumnus speaker: discussing their time during and after the OII
16:00 Taster Lecture by Bernie Hogan, Research Fellow
This lecture will discuss the last decade’s worth of findings on social media from the computer-mediated communication literature. In particular, he will focus two twinned concepts: social capital and collapsed contexts. Findings on the first suggest that Facebook, Twitter and other major platforms are excellent sources of resources and support. Findings on the second suggest that identity issues inherent in social media mean that not everyone can access this capital. These finds cross a number of disciplines and methodologies. This talk will refer mainly to the findings and will not require any specific knowledge of research techniques.
17:00 Finish

Please email if you would like to attend. An additional departmental open day will be held on Tuesday 17 November 2015, and a virtual open day on Tuesday 1 December 2015.