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Many employers undertake mailings throughout the year to promote their organisation to Oxford University students. These most often publicise Oxford presentations but may also be used to draw attention to other events, specific job opportunities or competitions. For many employers a mailing is a useful means of introducing themselves to the students and for raising student awareness of their company and the opportunities they provide. You will be able to target your mailing at those students who are most interest in hearing from employers in your industry sector.

The Careers Service undertakes about 120 mailings per year on average. Our aim is to facilitate contact between employers and students and to provide the best possible assistance in furthering your Oxford University marketing plan.

While we welcome recruitment agencies acting on behalf of named clients, we cannot advertise the services of the recruitment agencies themselves. We are also unable to distribute surveys.

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The e-mailshot service is carried out through our system, CareerConnect. One of the many functions that make up this system is the ability for students to register to receive employer mailings. Please note that the student registration is voluntary and marketing preferences are of course updatable, therefore the numbers will fluctuate marginally throughout the year.

To ensure that your message reaches the right students you are able to target all students interested in receiving information about your industry sector or any combination of students by graduation year within that group.

Year Groups


  1. Graduating 2019 – Finalists of 3 and 4 year undergraduate courses
  2. Graduating 2020 – Penultimate year students of 3 or 4 year undergraduate courses
  3. Graduating 2021 – First year students of 3 year courses, and second year students of 4 year undergraduate courses
  4. Graduating 2022 – First year students of 4 year courses

Postgraduate Taught (PGT)

These are a combination of one year taught masters students and two-year taught and research master’s students (called MPhil at Oxford)

Postgraduate Research (PGR)

These are primarily PhD students (called DPhil at Oxford) but also our MSc by Research students (these are students on a programme of supervised independent research resulting in a masters qualification).


See our price list for employer e-mailshots

See our price list for employer e-mailshots here. Please note that the actual student numbers may be different from those shown in the price list grid if you select multiple sectors of interest, as selections could end up containing duplicates. The Employer Relations team will email you with the final number of students your e-shot will reach.

There are reduced rates for Associate members of our Recruiters’ Group with members receiving a 20% discount on their total bill. Partner members of our Recruiters’ Group can send targeted E-mailshots for free


To ensure your message stands out to students we limit the number of e-mailshots sent per industry sector to a maximum of three per day. This is generally only relevant for our busiest weeks (the first four weeks of our Autumn term).

Whilst we appreciate it is not always possible, please provide us with a window, rather than a fixed date for your mailing so we are able to maximise its impact.

We require three working days’ notice to send out an e-mailshot. Requests should be submitted by 12 noon, three working days in advance.  However, we will always try to accommodate short notice mailings within the above constraints if at all possible.

We only accept requests for mailings via the online form.

Click here to submit a request for an e-mailshot

Once your request has been submitted (using the online form) we are unable to accept corrections or edits so please ensure you are happy with the content before submitting.

You will receive a confirmation email once your email has been sent detailing the time of sending.

You will receive a separate communication from our finance team after the email has been sent containing your invoice for payment.

The Careers Service retains the right to refuse sending emails that we deem inappropriate, for example messages contacting discriminatory or inflammatory content.

If you need additional help or have any other questions please email mailings@careers.ox.ac.uk.

Paper mailshots - Recruiters Group Partner Exclusive Benefit
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Due to the Careers Service commitment to moving towards a paperless environment and in line with our new sustainability policy, we have taken the decision to only offer Paper Mailshots as an exclusive benefit of the Partner level of our Recruiters’ Group

If you have any queries regarding this please contact our mailings team on mailings@careers.ox.ac.uk

For further information on our Recruiters’ Group including costs and how to join, please visit here or alternatively contact us via recruiters@careers.ox.ac.uk

This information was last updated on 07 February 2020.
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