Oxford University Africa Society

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The Oxford University Africa Society (AfriSoc)

AfriSoc focuses on African students’ affairs at the University of Oxford. Our platform enables students interested in Africa to engage critically on core issues impacting our collective lives. We are a community of change agents passionate about Africa. Because we are concerned for our Students’ wellbeing, we provide student welfare support and foster social activities to improve the living experiences of African students in Oxford and beyond. 

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Programming

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Prospective Student Mentorship Programme

In conjunction with the Africa Oxford Initiative, we support  prospective applicants by attaching them to Oxford-affiliated mentors to boost their chances of gaining admissions to Oxford University. Each student undergoes a three-month mentorship where the mentor, usually an Oxford student or alumni, supervises the assigned student and prepares them for admissions to the top-tier universities like Oxford.

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2022 Innovation Seed Fund Challenge

As part of the 2022 Oxford Africa Conference, the Innovation Seed Fund Challenge rewarded Oxford students with promising research projects or initiatives related to alleviating the impact of COVID-19 in Africa. This project is funded through the office of the Vice Chancellor and rewarded five students with GBP 2,000. 

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2022 Oxford Africa Conference

We recently held the 2022 Oxford Africa Conference. The event brought together local, regional and global experts to discuss the theme of the conference “Scaling Africa’s Start-up Ecosystems”. Through a combination of keynote speakers and integrated panels and workshops, our attendees explored policy, financing, and human capital solutions that can unlock the burgeoning potential of young organisations using technology to improve livelihoods.

 
 

Hello! We prefer that you to register with your Oxford email account. You can also submit your personal email address if you wish to be automatically included in the alumni network after the completion of your programme.

Ordinary membership and alumni membership are for current and past members of the university. Associate membership is for the general public, they do not need to fill the College and Course sections.