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  • Oxford student, Candace Williams

    Student Stories: Embracing Oxford by Candace Williams

    The journey so far

    As a young woman of Jamaican and Guyanese heritage, I grew up with the narrative ‘twice as good to be as good’ instilled in me from young. I knew that this didn’t necessarily mean that I was void of being able to achieve goals but I gained an early recognition that it was going to take a certain level of determination and perseverance in order to them.

  • Oxford student, Molayo Ogunde

    Student Stories: Exploring clubs and societies by Molayo Ogunde

    The journey so far

    My time at Oxford so far has been surprisingly good, considering I started in 2020. Initially, rules during the pandemic meant that socialising at the start of university was weird, but I was fortunate enough to be able to make good friends, despite catching Covid in my second week, which was not much fun. Getting through this time was definitely aided by the great friends I had around me and support from my church in Oxford.

    My Oxford experience

  • Oxford skyline

    Oxford University to match UKRI doctoral stipend level for 2022-23

    Impact on non-UKRI scholarship stipend levels 

    Most non-UKRI Oxford scholarship stipends (such as for the Clarendon Fund) are benchmarked against the UKRI minimum doctoral stipend and in line with our scholarship offer terms and conditions, all new and on-course scholars in 2022-23 should receive the increased stipend level.

    For non-UKRI Oxford scholarship stipends for which the Student Fees and Funding team arrange payment, the increase will be paid to scholars as an additional late Michaelmas term payment of £1606.

  • Photo of trains at London Paddington railway station. Credit: Pexels, Andrew Jones

    Be ready for Oxford Railway Station weekend closures in September and October

    Closure dates on arrival weekends

    Work will take place on the below dates and times and the station will be closed entirely with no train services running to or from Oxford Station on these days. Services on other days of the week will not be affected.

  • Photo of a white marquee in University Parks

    Summer in Oxford

    If you are staying in Oxford over the summer, there is lots to do in and around the city. We've picked out a selection of activities and events that you might enjoy:

  • Schmidt Science Fellows 2022

    Former Google CEO awards Oxford student in next generation of Schmidt Science Fellows

    Hannah Rana was formerly a DPhil candidate and Amelia Earhart Fellow in cryogenics at the University's Department of Engineering Science. Hannah’s PhD research in astronautical engineering focused on developing cryocoolers for space science instrumentation and detectors for the next generation of space missions. As a Schmidt Science Fellow, Hannah will have the opportunity to employ her engineering skills to advance the development of artificial retina, with the ultimate aim of restoring vision to the blind.

  • neurodiversity at oxford logo

    Student Spotlight: Neurodiversity at Oxford

    It was my third year of my undergraduate English degree when I was diagnosed with dyspraxia and dysgraphia. Seven years later, I am in the fourth year of my DPhil on British silent cinema and my life and study have been transformed by the diagnosis. I now understand how I work and think. I understand that I need more time to process, to formulate ideas and to structure written work. I have an answer, now, when my handwriting is described as ‘bizarre’ as it was in my first year of study!

  • Oxford student, Fiona Zeka

    Student Spotlight: Belonging at Oxford

    The Journey So Far

    Picture this. Tower Hamlets, one of London’s most deprived boroughs. My dad, an immigrant, and my mum, a refugee. My dad, a carpenter in a country which didn’t welcome him. He wanted to be an economist. My mum, whose fine art studies at the University of Pristina were cut short by genocide and war. Well, they fell in love. We lived in a tiny flat, in an estate where people worried more about what was next on their child’s plate rather than what will be next in their educational journey.