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    Chinese Government Scholarships

    If you're a UK citizen, you may be eligible to apply for one of ten full scholarships to study a variety of disciplines at a wide choice of Chinese universities.

    The scholarships offer up to seven years of funding, including up to two years of Chinese language tuition (if needed).

    The closing date is 12 noon on Friday 22 February. Find out more on the Oxford Students website

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    New Fitness Class Memberships at Iffley Road Sports Complex

    The student Fitness Class Membership gives you access to all fitness classes on the Oxford University Sports weekly timetable until 30 September.

    Get your membership by visiting the Oxford University Sports website or emailing

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    Learn a modern language or improve your academic English

    Interested in learning a new language or improving your English this term?

    Enrol now for a Hilary term course in modern languages or written and spoken Academic English. The year-long fast track modern languages pathway has been opened for new starters in Hilary term.

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    Australian National University – Study Exchange

    There is an opportunity for a current graduate research student, studying any subject, to undertake a period of study or research at one of Australia’s top universities. A travel grant is available to cover economy return travel and a visa.

    Applications close on Friday 1 March.

    Please visit the ANU Study Exchange website for further information on eligibility and how to apply.

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    Take over the official Oxford Students' Instagram page

    The official Oxford Students' Instagram page has launched and we're looking for students to take over our page for a week at a time.

    Showcase your photography and share images about your society, course, club, college or general student life on @OxUniStudents.

    To volunteer to take part in an Instagram Takeover, e-mail

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    #ActiveatOxford New Year Challenge: Get active and win a hoodie

    Whether it's taking a walk in the park, playing badminton with a friend, or training hard for your Varsity match, you can share your posts with us on social media using the #ActiveatOxford hashtag to be in with a chance of winning.

    You'll find lots of inspiration, ideas and advice for balancing sport and physical activity with your studies on the official Active at Oxford campaign page

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    Santander Academic Travel Awards

    Each year, Santander provides a number of travel awards to enable graduate students to travel to Santander Network countries for academic-related activities, such as collaborative work at other universities, fieldwork or projects. The maximum value of each award is £1,000. 

    Applications for travel between 1 April and 31 December must be submitted by 12 noon on Friday 25 January.

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    Student spotlight: Odhran O'Donoghue

    What do you like most about being part of the University?

    That has to be the diversity of the talent. Stick your head into any student common room, and you'll find a team of people who together can make anything. In the last two years I've worked with others on an anatomy teaching application, an AI (Artificial Intelligence) system to combat fake news, a satellite system to map routes by safety and I am now in a team of four attempting to tackle the youth unemployment crisis. Oxford is very much made by its diversity of thought, perspective and talent.

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    Oxford commits to supporting estranged students

    Recent research has shown that 86% of students rely on family support during their time at University. However, around 9,000 UK students have no contact or relationship with their families, leaving them financially, materially and emotionally vulnerable during their studies.

    Accounts of student life show that estranged students often suffer homelessness over summer and stay in student accommodation alone over the Christmas period. Such students may be up to three times more likely to drop out of university.

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    Map the System - Register your team

    Don’t forget to register your team and topic for the Skoll Centre Social Entrepreneurship Map the System competition.

    Research a social or environmental problem that matters to you and gain the skills in systems thinking to understand ways to address it.

    You’ll have the chance to compete for cash prizes, build your presentation and research skills, and prepare for future opportunities.