Oxford Ascend FAQ


Oxford Ascend is the home of online resources for higher education students to help them succeed with their studies. These resources have been designed for students to practice, revise and test their knowledge, encouraging reflective learning and leading to better results.

What are Oxford Ascend Digital Resources?

The interactive Digital Resources are OUP’s own brand of student learning resources and are accessible online through Oxford Ascend. Interactive resources help students revise and cement learning; prepare for professional situations; and achieve success with each subject.

What are the advantages of Oxford Ascend Digital Resources?

Some information is just better accessed online. Students can watch a case study, flick to a website to read some extra material, listen to the author explain a complex topic, and then answer some revision questions – all online and on any internet capable device.

How do I create an account?

How to create an Oxford Ascend account

My textbook comes with Oxford Ascend Digital Resources. How do I access them?

In the back of your book are instructions and a code. Please go to Oxford Ascend, create an account and register the code once logged into your account.

Each code can only be activated once. If you have bought a second hand edition and the code has been used you can buy access to just the digital resources on this website.

If you would like to see the features of a particular interactive ebook or digital resource please visits the book’s webpage for a video tour.

*Please note: If your textbook comes with an obook and mentions Oxford Digital, this can be accessed through Oxford Ascend.

How do I activate a product?

How to activate a product in Oxford Ascend

What types of resources are available through Oxford Ascend?

Each Digital Resource package is built to suit whatever students studying that subject will need most to help them succeed. Resources may include:

  • Self-test quizzes
  • Interactive problem solving exercises
  • Additional chapters
  • Videos
  • Case studies
  • Problem sets
  • Audio summaries
  • Articles
  • Practitioner profiles
  • Case studies
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Flashcard glossaries
  • Templates and many more

Can I buy the student resources independent of the text?

Most digital student resources can be purchased separately. Specific details can be found on each book’s webpage.

I bought the VitalSource ebook version of the text. How do I get the Oxford Ascend Digital Resources as well?

If you purchased the ebook version of the text, the Oxford Ascend Digital Resources can be purchased separately via this website.

I have an obook. What does that mean?

An obook is OUP's own brand of ebook. It is an interactive ebook that provides a truly integrated etext with extra content and resources built in. Obooks are accessible online through Oxford Ascend.

What are the features of Oxford Ascend obooks?

  • Full searchable text, highlighting and note-taking features
  • Key definitions for important terminology
  • Integrated Australian Oxford Dictionary
  • Live weblinks
  • Extra digital resources built in to assist learning

Digital Support

If you have any questions, please contact our digital support team at digitalsupport.au@oup.com. Digital Support hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:45pm AEST.

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