Participation & Collaboration
Recognised students have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities and will participate in and contribute to the collaborative research culture of the Oxford Internet Institute in consultation with their advisor. They may wish to engage with researchers in their field, attend events such as open seminars, workshops and informal gatherings, or assist a research group or lab.
In many cases, there will be opportunities for research collaboration, although this is decided separately between you and your advisor or other members of the Oxford Internet Institute’s faculty.
Recognised students will be expected to attend the Oxford Internet Institute’s DPhil Seminars which meet weekly (8 times) during term time. You will be given the opportunity to present your work for feedback and get to meet the Oxford Internet Institute’s doctoral students
Recognised students are also able to audit classes and seminars offered as part of the our MSc programmes, with the permission of the course convenor concerned and the Director of Graduate Studies. Note that different course convenors will have different requirements for auditing students, ranging from an expectation to keep up with the class readings to an expectation of the completion of all formative (non-marked) work in the class. Recognised students auditing classes will not receive any formal course credit, and are not expected to submit summative (marked) work. Note that most classes are offered during Michaelmas and Hilary Terms, with only a limited number of options available in Trinity Term or over the summer period.
As part of the Recognised Student Programme, each student will have an Academic Advisor who will play a key role introducing them to relevant opportunities within the Oxford Internet Institute and the University of Oxford.
Although the Advisor will not provide formal supervision on their thesis, they will meet at least twice termly with the recognised student, to discuss their research and provide advice on relevant events and other research activities. The academic advisor will also introduce the visitor to faculty members and other relevant contacts.
In addition to the support of an Academic Advisor, visitors will be provided with a University card, University email, printing services, and a work space with IT facilities in the department. They will also be able to access Oxford’s world-class library resources during their stay.
Recognised students are also able to attend seminars and events hosted by the department. Access to course-specific classes will be at the discretion of the course convenor and approval by the Director of Graduate Studies. Please note that recognised students would normally take no more than 1-3 classes or modules at any one time.
The recognised student fees can be found on the University’s Recognised student fees page.
This covers the cost of the access to the University facilities and the cost of the guidance provided by your Academic Advisor. Tuition fees do not include college fees (as you will not be affiliated with any college), accommodation, or other course and maintenance fees. Fees must be paid within fourteen days of the start of each term and failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your admission. You may pay for more than one term at a time if you wish.