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    Change in alert level in Oxford

    The COVID-19 alert level for Oxford City will move to ‘high’ on Saturday 31 October. In line with Government guidance, the University will continue to remain open and operating, with no current changes planned to teaching.

    In line with Government guidance for areas in high-alert, students may not move backward and forward between their permanent home and term time address during term time.

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    Library updates

    The demand for study space is currently very high, but the Space finder tool makes it easy to find and book study space across the Bodleian Libraries. 

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    Society Spotlight: Oxford LGBTQ+ Society

    We organise a diverse range of welfare and social events covering a range of communities and identities, and want to make all LGBTQ+ students feel welcome and relaxed. There is also no membership fee! We usually organise multiple general and identity-specific events every week during term time, with a range of event formats. Whether you want to come for film events, international potlucks, make-a-bear workshops, or some drinks – whatever it is, we hope you’ll find something for you here.

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    Stop the spread. Protect our community

     We need you to keep taking action to stop these numbers growing, and help avoid additional restrictions being brought in.  This is what you can do to support our efforts:

    Follow the rules on testing and self-isolation.

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    Volunteering at Oxford: you're never too small to make a difference

    Many Oxford Uni students have now returned to the city. Lots of them never left.

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    Society Spotlight: Oxford Africa Society

    The Oxford University Africa Society (AfriSoc) extends a warm welcome to students at the University of Oxford. We are a community of students from across the African continent and African diaspora. The Society is run entirely by students with three aims:

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    Revisit Freshers' Fair 2020

    Over 7,500 students registered to attend this year's virtual Freshers' Fair from 41 countries. If you were one of them, we hope you enjoyed visiting all the stalls, chatting to other students and perhaps finding a new club or society to join. It's one of the best ways to kickstart your year by getting involved in the huge range of student activities, even virtually. 

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    Volunteering in Oxford during COVID-19: As a medical student

    Madeleine Oliver is a 5th year medical student, originally from London. Like many other medical students Madeleine volunteered to help out with the fight against COVID-19. She spoke to us about what it’s been like working on the frontline with doctors, nurses and patients at the hospital.

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    Welfare and wellbeing blog: Life in one room

    It has always been a big moment, opening the door for the first time to the space in which you will be making a life for an academic year. This year it’s even bigger. You may be spending much more of your life within these four walls than in normal times and in some circumstances all of your time there should you have to self-isolate. There will be less access to communal spaces, you may spend less time in other students’ rooms, and you may be engaging in activities like attending lectures right here, within these four not-very-far-apart walls.

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    Society Spotlight: Oxford African and Caribbean Society

    "For many students of African or Caribbean descent, the reputation of the Oxford African & Caribbean Society (or ACS) precedes itself. Before starting at Oxford this time last year, one of the greatest sources of comfort I had was the knowledge that there existed a thriving ACS within the university, and now a year later I can wholeheartedly say I was not disappointed.

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