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Author’s Seminar

Case Study of Alumni, Fundraising & Management Structure at University of Oxford

November 22-23, 2018


Seminar Overview:

The seminar will provide information on the internal dynamics of Oxford University regarding its governance structure and collegiate system.

The seminar will also provide insider’s knowledge about fundraising and relations with alumni, with an emphasis on how these two main aspects of the University's activities are interrelated to lead to the continued prosperity of Oxford as the world's leading higher education institution.

The workshop will contain examples of successful campaigns, including their logistics and results, as well as case studies that can be used as examples of best practice for other universities.

Sessions will be illustrated by materials published by Oxford University and its colleagues, in order to maintain successful relationships with alumni and exemplary fund-raising efforts.

The seminar will conclude with a summary, discussion and questions and answers.


Key points:

- Oxford University Management Structure: Key Positions and Responsibilities

- Collegial system, including the relationship between colleges and the ‘central university’

- Alumni Relations: Strategy, Communication Channels and Events

- Fundraising: goals, priorities and campaigns



By the end of the seminar you will learn and understand:

- How Oxford University is structured and managed

- What is similar and different among colleges, including their management systems

- How are relations maintained between the "central university" and colleges

- How is fundraising at the university and collegiate managed

- How are graduate relations managed, including problems and successes?

- How you can use the experience of Oxford University in your practice


Author and presenter

banner toDr. Nina Kruglikova (DPhil, MSc, FRGS, MCIPR) is a research fellow at Oxford University. She has two doctorates from Oxford University, Ph.D. The expert in the field of scientific and technical research, intercultural communications and information warfare. Certified specialist of Chartered Institute of Public Relations and has been working in the administration of the University for the past decade.

She has 20 years of teaching experience in her career spanning various industries: academia, business and non-profit organizations. She worked in the Houses of Parliament, Westminster, and acted as a consultant on several UN projects.

As an active member of the Oxford Businessmen's Club, she co-financed Get Inspired! - partnership for the promotion of talented young people in Oxbridge.

She is the author of blogs and publications at Oxford University, and is a regular participant of international seminars and conferences.

She is on the Board of Trustees of the charity organization KEEN, helping students with learning difficulties and mentoring Lincoln for Life.



 November 22, Thursday - Day 1


Moderator - Dr. Nina Kruglikova


 09:30 – 09:45   Registration, welcome coffee

 09:45 – 10:15  Presentation of partnership programmes                                                              

                              of theAcademic Union for

                               regional universities

 10:15 – 11:00  Summing up the results of the International

                               Contest 'INNOVATIVE RECTOR OF THE

                               YEAR', presentation of innovative case

                               studies of participants, awarding diplomas

                               to the winners of the Contest.

 11:00 – 11:10  Break

 11:10 – 12:00  Seminar

 12:00 – 12:10  Break

 12:10 – 13:00  Seminar

 13:00 – 13:10  Coffee Break

 13:10 – 14:00  Seminar

14:00 – 14:30  Q&A. Summarizing.

                               Presentation of Certificates.

                               Coffee and tea

15:10 – 16:00  Lunch in the traditional British Pub

16:00 – 18:00  Walk around Oxford

 November 23, Friday - Day 2


 10:0015:00  Tour to Blenheim - one of the most majestic palaces and beautiful Great Britain.

(extra charge)


Discover the home of the 12th Duke and the Duchess of Marlborough and the homeland of Sir Winston Churchill, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture from the 18th century, in which some of the best antiques collections in Europe are presented.

Explore this World Heritage site located among more than 2,000 acres of parks landscaped by one of Britain's most famous landscape architects.

By the way, at this moment the palace is still in private ownership of the Dukes of Marlborough. The Duke of Marlborough XI, along with his family and servants, lives in the eastern wing of the magnificent palace, enjoys all the benefits of civilization and allows numerous tourists to inspect all unoccupied premises, their luxurious interior and even to fish on the lake.

Author’s Seminar

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