As a leader in higher education publishing, Oxford University Press is committed to quality, providing innovative, teaching and learning materials.
The quality of the educational materials we produce is paramount; it's something that can be seen in our textbooks, and the online resources that accompany them. Equally as important as our commitment to producing the highest quality materials, is our commitment to providing you, the lecturer, with a level of ongoing service and support that will exceed your expectations.
Our higher education campus representatives visit academic institutions across the UK and Europe.
To provide the most helpful service possible, they will arrange and fulfil appointments with you to establish course delivery requirements and will endeavour to provide the most appropriate teaching and learning materials relevant to both your individual and departmental needs.
Contact your campus representative to speak to them, find out how they could assist you, or to make an appointment
One of the ways in which we can help you select the best materials for your course is to provide inspection copies
of the books for you.
Textbooks are provided free, and with no obligation, so you can be confident of selecting the right course materials. If the book you are interested in has not yet published, your campus representative can often provide advance material for you to inspect.
Visit the Inspection copies page for full details.
Supporting your decision
What book you choose to adopt on your course is a decision that you won't take lightly and we appreciate that there can be time consuming work involved in modifying existing teaching materials once a new book is selected.
Once you have adopted an Oxford textbook we'll continue to support you in the following ways:
Conversion guides are a useful reference for lecturers changing the recommended course book, or simply updating to a new edition. We can generate tailored conversion guides, providing a comparison of topics and coverage in the old and new textbooks, with page references to enable course materials and lecture notes to be updated easily.
If the adopted textbook is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre the campus representative will be able to grant you access to the protected lecturer resources, offer demonstrations of how to use them, and even upload them to your institution's virtual learning environment so the resources are fully integrated into your course. Find out more about online resources and online support here.
We'll provide extra desk copies of the adopted textbook for the teaching team.
By liaising with the local university bookseller we'll ensure that there is enough stock of the adopted titles ready for students to purchase at the start of term.
Your campus representative will be delighted to come back on campus at the beginning of term to present the book (and website) to your students. During these class presentations they can walk them through the features of the book, and deliver a live demonstration of the online resources, and answer any questions.
To encourage student take up of the textbook we can support the adoption with tailor-made, personalised, marketing materials such as flyers and posters for display on campus or in the bookshop.
Feedback is important to you and us. We encourage you to hand out questionnaires to your students at the end of term to ask their opinion of the resources. We can provide ready-made questionnaires for this purpose.
The students' opinion as well as yours helps us to continually improve our educational materials.
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