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    Help the University improve its services to you

    The Student Barometer survey gives you the chance to share your views. Your feedback will be used by colleges, departments, faculties and central University services to identify strengths and weaknesses and put in place changes to help improve your experience at Oxford. A link to the Student Barometer will be sent from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) to your University email address today. Please do take the time to complete it.

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    Oxford SU launches its first 'BAME Leadership in Oxford' event

    Run by Oxford SU, it will include talks delivered by experienced professionals and Oxford students, each sharing insights and practical tips for navigating white-dominated environments. Based on issues raised by current BAME students, the event will cover topics such as being confident as the only BAME person in the room, managing conflict and using your position to create change. There will be the opportunity to build your network with other BAME student leaders, to express your views on being a leader at Oxford and to discover leadership opportunities across the University.

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    Free flu jab for students with serious long-term conditions

    Did you know that the flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition? Long term conditions include chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma; chronic liver, heart or kidney disease; diabetes; sickle cell disease, and more. Flu on top of any long-term health condition can easily develop into something very serious, and you could end up in hospital.

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    Oxmas activities for all students

    Oxmas refers to Christmas at Oxford, which takes place on 25 November - exactly one month before Christmas day. We celebrate Oxmas so we can spread a little Christmas cheer during term time. Very soon the Christmas lights will turn on and you'll start seeing trees going up across the University. Some colleges and departments provide an Oxmas dinner, and if you're lucky, there may even be a carol service - complete with mince pies and mulled wine.

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    Make a digital edition of an unpublished Bodleian manuscript

    The Bodleian Libraries is looking for enthusiastic undergraduates and postgraduates from any discipline to participate in workshops in textual editing. These workshops are entering their third year and the first sessions will take place this term on Tuesday 6 November and Wednesday 28 November from 10am-4.30pm in the Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library.

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    Six tips for studying effectively

    Create a study plan

    A study plan is a great way to help motivate you to study. How you choose to create one is up to you. You might want to add calendar reminders to your phone or even use a wall planner. More information on how to create a study plan can be found on the Oxford Students website. There is also a short video on the website about how to manage your time.

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    Map the System competition

    Tackling global challenges starts with understanding a problem and its wider context, rather than jumping straight into a business plan or an idea for a quick fix. This competition asks you to select a social or environmental issue and to explore, probe, and research all the connecting elements and factors around it. We want you to present this issue back to us in a way that people can understand, share, and learn from.

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    The Oxford Hackathon

    Each year OxfordHACK brings together hundreds of talented students from all around Europe for a weekend of hacking, technical presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities. Whether you want to build an app, game, website, or simply tinker with hardware, they will provide you with the space and the support of mentors to make your idea come true. 

    Registration is now up and running, so find your future team members and apply today

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    Oxford's Carbon Management Programme wins a BIFM Award

    The British Institute of Facilities Management held its annual awards ceremony this week, and the University won one of five Impact Awards for our 'Impact on the Environment'.

    The award was issued in recognition of our Carbon Management Programme, which delivers the University’s Carbon Management Strategy.

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    Oxplore Big Question Challenge

    Propose your ideas for a new ‘Big Question’ for Oxplore with some recommended reading resources. The ideal Big Question will fascinate young people whilst being broad enough to accommodate different arguments and disciplines. You can see examples at

    The best idea will not only win you £75 to spend at Westgate Oxford, but also the opportunity to see it produced and included on the Oxplore site. With five runners-up prizes of a £25 voucher each, there’s nothing to lose.