We pride ourselves at Mansfield in offering a warm, welcoming environment for graduates whose activities and interests are well-integrated into the life of the College generally. Each graduate is appointed a College Adviser in his or her related field, in addition to the University supervisor. Graduates commonly meet with their adviser once a term to talk about their progress. The Tutor for Graduates and the Principal of the College meet with graduates once a year to conduct an annual review. The Tutor for Graduates is responsible for graduates' welfare.
Students working for higher degrees are an important and valued part of the University of Oxford. They currently make up over a quarter of the total student body, drawn by the excellent facilities for research which the University can offer, and the proportion of graduate students is increasing.
Across both the Arts and the Sciences, Oxford research is consistently in the top rank both nationally and internationally. As well as being in the forefront of scientific, medical and technological achievement, the University has strong links with research institutions and industrial concerns both in the United Kingdom and overseas. The University's great age also allows its teaching staff and research students to draw on a heritage of magnificent library and museum collections.
In all these fields, Oxford attracts scholars from many parts of the world to join its teaching and research staff, and values also the important role of overseas graduate students (approximately one third of the total graduate body) in providing intellectual stimulation and creating and maintaining academic links with colleagues abroad. A hundred countries are at present represented in this way.