Professional Services Conference

The event provides an opportunity for those working in professional and administrative roles to get together and engage with issues impacting the University. All colleagues are welcome to attend, in colleges, departments and the central University.

The focus for 2019 will be working across the University as one team of professional services.  It will give you an opportunity to understand some of Oxford’s key challenges and opportunities, and to think about how we can work together to address them.

Further details will be announced across the University, and registration will open in early June 2019.

Collaboration Showcase

At this year’s conference, we are asking administrative and professional staff to provide examples of collaboration to present at the event.

Have you been involved in a project or initiative that has made a difference, and you think that other departments could learn from? If so, we want to hear from you.


Who can take part?

You might have worked to make processes simpler or increased efficiency; delivered some new technology or improved a system; led an initiative to make work easier for our students, academics or researchers; responded to an external threat or policy change; or worked in a partnership that widens the impact of the University’s research.

We’re looking for all kinds of projects to showcase, of any size and scale – from teams, individuals, or networks. But crucially they need to include an element of collaboration – working between different academic departments, colleges, or the central University to make things better.

How to apply

If you have been in a project that you’re proud of, or you think others can learn from, simply complete this short application form and submit it by 5pm on Thursday 23 May.

Representatives from selected projects will be asked to present their project at the conference, so that others can learn from your success.

Selection process

Projects will be selected by a judging panel made up of UAS Section Heads and Departmental Heads of Administration and Finance. Decisions will be made based on evidence of making a difference; collaboration between different parts of the University; and relevance to other colleagues. Someone from the project must also be available to present on Wednesday 10 July.

Contact us

UAS Communications

Academic Administration Division

University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD