Timing Your Visit

Student Visitors may join the department for a minimum of one term and a maximum of three terms. The timing of visits is an important consideration, as the atmosphere of the department changes across the academic year.

Applicants are advised to time their visit to coincide with one of Oxford’s three terms, as colleagues are more likely to be available during these times, and visitors who wish to participate in a full calendar of events and other similar research activities should aim to visit in Michaelmas or Hilary terms.

Conversely, if a visitor is looking for a quieter working environment, Trinity term may be preferred. It is important to note that very little supervision will be available over the long vacation due to the demands of field work outside of Oxford.