Ana Bakshi (Director, Oxford Foundry) with Esther Agbolade (President, African & Caribbean Society and PPE student

Get involved!

At the Foundry we are student-led and inclusive, we want everyone to be confident to pursue their goals without fear of failure or consequence. 

We want to create impactful and collaborative events and initiatives that reflect the true needs of Oxford University’s diverse and vibrant student community.  We are committed to diversifying what entrepreneurship means in its various forms, and we want to show how inclusive entrepreneurship and innovation can be! 

30 Oxford clubs and societies have joined us. So can you

Crowd at the Foundry

Student Advisory Board

Presidents of student clubs and societies can hold leadership roles by joining the Foundry's Student Advisory Board. The Board is composed of representatives from over 30 Oxford clubs and societies ranging from the Boat Club and Boxing society to Blockchain and AI societies. This group meets regularly, and their ideas and input help us to shape our programmes and make sure that all Oxford students can get useful learning and skills at the Foundry. Are you a president of a society and interested in finding out more? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Please email

With the Foundry’s support, I’ve created and delivered a 12-week coding course to over 100 of my fellow students, and I’m now getting valuable work experience through an internship with one of the start-ups that was selected for the OXFO L.E.V8 accelerator. This supports my aspiration to start my own business after graduating. 

Alex Cheema, BSc
Physics student and President, Oxford Blockchain Society 
Group work at the Foundry