Who we are
Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) represents the 22,000 students at the University of Oxford. We're here to provide opportunities, help to create change and offer support.
OUSU is a registered charity (number 1140687) which exists to provide a number of student services. These range from enhancement of your experience here to protection of your ability to study should you encounter financial, academic or health-related difficulties. Some of the headline services we provide to all Oxford students are:
- OUSU Freshers' Fair – the best introduction to Oxford student life with hundreds of student clubs, societies and commercial stalls.
- Common Room Support – OUSU supports your common room officers to deliver wins within your college through backing and training on important issues.
- Campaigning and Representation – OUSU deals with University wide issues like fee waiver and bursary negotiations, and representation on national debates surrounding higher education and funding.
- OUSU Council – is like a student parliament where representatives from your college come to vote, on your behalf, on issues that can be put forward by any student.
- Student Advice Service – OUSU's own free, confidential and impartial advice service which can help with any problem you experience as a student living in Oxford.
- OUSU Teaching Awards – the only set of student-led teaching awards in the University, allowing you to recognise excellent teaching and drive improvement to suit your interests.
- The Oxford Student and Oxide student radio – Oxford's largest student newspaper, published and supported every week by OUSU, and Oxford's only student radio station.
You can read more about what OUSU has done for you in the last year in the 2014/15 Annual Report.
2014/15: OUSU Accounts || OSSL Accounts
2015/16: OUSU Accounts || OSSL Accounts