Useful Resources and Links
On this page you will find links to several useful pages and resources which may help you with some of the practical aspects of working in or visiting China. Please contact Karen Valentine if you would like further advice or support for any China-based academic projects.
Lizzy Deacon is available, on a freelance basis, to provide Mandarin Chinese tuition for members of NDM staff and faculty who need to spend time in China for their work or research. Please contact Lizzy to discuss your requirements.
If you require ongoing and regular Chinese language tuition then you could also consider the Oxford Language Centre's courses.
There are several websites such as travel-way.net with many useful phrases for visitors to China which will even demonstrate the pronunciation for you.
University of Oxford China Links
Travel Documents and Advice
To visit China you are likely to need a visa. All applications for Chinese visas are now processed through the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre. Please note that you now need to make an appointment at the centre to deposit your application forms.
You are advised to consult the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's website for up-to-date information on your destination before travelling abroad. View the FCO's China advice.
Whilst you are in China it is possible that you may require consular assistance. Visit the website of the British Embassy in Beijing.
Research in China - Facilities and Information
If you are an NDM academic carrying out research in China and require access to meeting rooms, office space or other office facilities you may be entitled to use Oxford University (Beijing) Science & Technology Company Ltd's facilities at the Kerry Centre, Beijing. Please contact Karen Valentine for further information.
Research Councils UK (RCUK), which includes the Medical Research Council (MRC) has an office in China. Their website has useful links to various Chinese partners such as the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS).
The Medical Research Council has a China UK Research Ethics (CURE) Committee who have put together this interesting and useful report for researchers.
The BIONET expert group has put together a report outlining recommendations on best practise in the ethical governance of Sino-European biological and biomedical research collaborations.
Here is a link to a useful Chinese Etiquette Guide.
Photographs of China courtesy of Lizzy Deacon. All rights reserved.