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For the last 7 years, The Careers Service at Oxford University has written and produced its annual Oxford Guide to Careers in collaboration with the Oxford University Student Union (Oxford SU). By keeping this entirely in house we have created a distinctive and successful platform for our external partners to promote their organisations and careers directly to more than 10,000 Oxford students every year.

Independent research by HighFliers confirms the popularity and value of the Oxford Guide to Careers, ranking it the most popular university careers service guide in both 2014 and 2015 by a considerable margin. The 2015/16 edition was used by 62% of Oxford finalists in their career search, compared to just 38% for the second placed guide in the research. As such, it’s one of the most effective places for organisations to advertise their graduate schemes and internships in print.

Our unique direct distribution system ensures that students receive their personal copy of the guide when they most need it, right at the start of each academic year. We deliver 10,000 individual copies direct to all Oxford’s final and penultimate year undergraduates and Masters candidates – posted in students’ individual  pigeon holes in the first week of our autumn term each year. More than 1,000 additional copies are distributed to other students at our careers fairs and directly from the Careers Service.

What's in the Guide?
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The Oxford Guide to Careers 2020

Created in house by the Oxford University Careers Service, the Oxford Guide to Careers delivers:

  • The lowdown on industry sectors as diverse as advertising and AI
  • Information from over 60 employers looking to recruit Oxford students
  • Profiles from alumni in sectors from academia to tech
  • CV and cover letter templates and tips
  • Advice on cringe-free networking
  • Interview strategies
How to advertise in the Guide
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We welcome bookings from recruiters who wish to advertise:

  • graduate schemes
  • internship schemes or work experience
  • their organisation as a great place to work, even if there are no regular opportunities.

All advertising is organised by industry sector, and adverts are listed alphabetically within each sector as far as possible. Many organisations of course operate in more than one sector, and you can choose to advertise in additional sectors as appropriate, with discounts available for second and subsequent entries.

Types of advertising

You can choose to have an advert or a listing in the Guide, and many organisations choose to have both.

Adverts can be a full, half or quarter page and are created by your marketing or design team. You can include whatever content you choose, including images and graphics alongside logos and text.

Listings are all a quarter page, and consist of your logo and approximately 200 words of text under specified headings. These are all formatted identically by our designers.

Prices and booking

Rate Card 2020

The Rate Card lists all our prices for the 2020 edition of The Guide. As with many of our services, discounts are available for members of the Recruiters Group and also for multiple bookings. We also offer further discounts for certain sectors.

We accept bookings for advertisements from the beginning of February each year. All enquiries should be addressed to Kershia Simms at; Tel:+44(0)1865 288456.

Terms and conditions
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Orders placed using the Sales Order Form will be subject to final confirmation by the Oxford SU Sales Account Manager, Kershia Simms, contactable at; Tel +44 (0)1865 288456.

Once the order is confirmed, it is the responsibility of the organisation placing the order to provide artwork in line with the required Specifications for Advertisements and Listings by the end of June copy deadline. Failure to do so may incur full payment. Companies and organisations wishing to modify or cancel any orders placed should contact the Oxford SU sales Account Manager within 30 days of the date on the Sales Order Form. Cancellations made after this will be subject to the full price agreed at time of booking. Bookings made within 30 days of the artwork deadline are subject to the full price agreed at time of booking and will not be offered a refund if cancelled.

The Oxford University Careers Service and Oxford University Student Union reserve the right to terminate, without notice, bookings for which artwork/materials are not received in line with the specification and dates provided.

Specifications for adverts and listings
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Specifications for Advertisements and Listings

For advertisements and listings accepted for publication in the next edition, The Oxford Guide to Careers 2020, both artwork and copy will need to be submitted by the end of June 2019. See our Specifications for Advertisements and Listings for full details.

This information was last updated on 13 December 2019.
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