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    The effect of pramipexole on brain function in healthy volunteers

    The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of a potential novel antidepressant drug on the healthy human brain.

    The Department of Psychiatry is looking for healthy participants (both male and female), aged 18 to 45 years. In order to participate, you must be in good health and you must not have a history of any mental disorder (such as depression, an anxiety disorder, or eating disorder). 

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    Win up to £1,000 for your creative writing

    Last year, Regent’s Park College celebrated its diamond jubilee and in recognition of the celebrations, alumnus and Treasurer, Tony Harris (English, 2007), has generously funded a creative writing prize for all current students of the University.

    Entries must consist of works of prose fiction (3000-5000 words) on the theme of ‘Jubilee’, and the deadline for submissions is Friday 4 January 2019.

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    Charlotte Laycock knows her Oxford. Do you?

    Why did you agree to narrate Know Your Oxford?

    “I decided to take part in the tour to help produce a great resource for new students to the University of Oxford to use. This resource would have been really helpful in my first year to orientate where things are in the town and I think will be a great addition to the Freshers' Week timetable.”

    What was your experience like when you thought about applying to Oxford, and then starting here?

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    Oxford Foundry launch three new and exciting initiatives

    Whether you’re a fresher, existing student or recent alumni, the Oxford Foundry has a range of new initiatives that may be perfect for you. Find out more about the latest Foundry offerings below:

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    Disability Advisory Service (DAS) Welcome Event

    The Disability Advisory Service (DAS) is holding a Welcome Event for Disabled Students on Friday 7 September 2018.  The day is an informal opportunity for students who have disclosed a disability to find out about the support and services available at the University. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions about disability-related study support arrangements. It is important to ensure these are organised in advance of the start of term where possible, to enable you to focus on studies and get the most from your time once you’re here.

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    Your Oxford contract

    Being an Oxford student means you’ll be in a contract with the University. It is important that you are aware of the rules and regulations and the conduct that’s expected of you.

    If you are a new student, your offer letter outlines any conditions you need to satisfy, any actions you need to take and associated deadlines, as well as a link to the University contract web page which contains the University Terms and Conditions, the University Student Handbook and your Course Information Sheet. Please read all this information.

  • International students

    Recording Oxford

    The Graduate Recruitment team have been interviewing a range of current students to document their experiences studying at Oxford, for the benefit of prospective students who are trying to decide if Oxford is the right place for their next step. Their recent Medium article gives a behind the scenes look at this project.

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    Plan Bee - Oxford's bee hotels

    The University has launched an exciting conservation initiative to provide accommodation for Oxford’s solitary bees. Bees are vital pollinators but numbers of are dwindling, and one of the main reasons is loss of suitable habitat.

  • Hack Zurich crowd

    Europe's biggest coding and innovation contest

    HackZurich is the 5th edition of Europe's biggest coding and innovation contest.

    Across three days, 550 top engineering students, selected from a global pool of 5000+ applications representing elite universities, are invited to create a web, mobile or desktop app in small teams during a 40 hour Hackathon.

    Participation and catering is free and travel reimbursments are offered for participants. Find out more about the event and how to apply

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    Digital Education Photo Competition

    The Digital Education team is looking for exciting and authentic photos capturing the innovative ways in which technologies are used all over the University of Oxford. Submit your best photo(s) of teaching and learning with technology for a chance to win a £25 voucher for the Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant every week. The final winner will be awarded a £100 Amazon voucher. You can also vote for the best photo by giving your favourite a thumbs up on the Oxford Ideas platform.