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    Are you interested in school outreach opportunities?

    The University’s central outreach team run a wide variety of outreach activity and there are often teaching and other opportunities. Below are examples of some of the work that has been undertaken in the past by postgraduate students and early career academics:

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    Parks College building redevelopment update

    Work is now underway to prepare the Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) for the redevelopment of the building as part of the Parks College Project. To support this work, book moves took place over the summer (to avoid disruption during term time).

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    Student Barometer: help the University improve its services to you

    The Student Barometer survey gives Oxford students the chance to share their views on their University experience. 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 has been sent from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) to all students. Please do take the time to complete it. 

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    Oxford Student Sasha Gill brings us vegan cooking made easy

    Lincoln College student, Sasha Gill, is a professional photographer, cook, and writer – who also happens to be studying Medicine at Oxford.

    Sasha’s first book ‘Jackfruit and Blue Ginger’ (Murdoch Books, 2019) is a recipe book about some of our favourite Asian foods, made vegan.

    Sasha, who is half Indian and half Eurasian, was attracted to vegetarianism as a teenager for health reasons, and has gradually cut all animal products from her diet for environmental reasons.

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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.

    If you're eligible and want to take up the offer, contact your GP surgery or your local pharmacy to organise an appointment. 

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    The Summer of Innovation

    The Summer of Innovation is a funding scheme to help you realise innovative ideas as digital projects. 

    It’s similar to an internship, but allows you to work on a project based on your own idea.

    You can now go to the Oxford Ideas platform to receive updates on the Summer of Innovation. Once you’ve logged in with your SSO, you’ll be notified as soon as you can add your ideas.

    Idea submission will only be open for a short period in January, so make sure you’re ready.

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    Win a £100 voucher with IT Services

    Each year the Oxford University IT Services department runs a short survey to better understand the IT requirements of current students.

    This helps us make sure that the services we provide are able to meet those needs. 

    The survey takes less than five minutes to complete and closes on Friday 6 December 2019.

    After this date, one lucky entrant will be randomly selected to win a £100 Amazon gift certificate.

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    An overview of the SWSS resources available to support students

    The Disability Advisory Service (DAS) facilitates support for students with sensory or mobility impairments, long-term health conditions, specific learning difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions or mental health difficulties. 

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    Oxford Botanic Garden Christmas Fair

    Calm green space and tropical plants await you just a few steps from the hustle and bustle of the High Street.

    Inside the Garden you will find unique botanically inspired gifts, and festive food and drinks for the whole family. Explore the Botanic Garden Boutique, the Herbarium Room and the marquee with over 40 unique artisan stalls.

    Lift your spirits with live music and Christmas carols and let the children craft their own special Christmas gifts.

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    Don’t miss out on your chance to vote

    You can register online if you are eligible. The process should take less than five minutes, and you will need your National Insurance number with you.  

    If you opted to join the electoral register through Student Self Service during University registration, no action is needed.