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    Student Peer Supporters

    Learning how to listen

    Lion: "Peer Support training is an extensive course provided by the Student Welfare and Support Services, teaching you a lot of invaluable interpersonal skills, most importantly active listening and offering a safe space for your conversation partner to talk about anything that concerns them.

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    Environmental Sustainability Strategy gets the go ahead

    As students at Oxford, you will be significant in the Strategy's implementation. The University will also establish a new Oxford Sustainability Fund of £200 million for sustainability initiatives over the next fifteen years. This investment forms part of an integrated approach to achieve our aims, in line with broader sustainability targets across the University. 

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    Oxford Against Sexual Violence

    The Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service is an award-winning provision for survivors regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation who have been affected by sexual harassment or violence. We recognise that cases are different and the support and advice they offer will be tailored to your own individual circumstances and need, and your choices about what you would like to do next. 

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    Update on in-person exams

    We can now confirm that if your exam is on this list and your course has already been given permission to return for in-person teaching, your exam will take place in-person (unless there are any changes to the Government’s plans for easing restrictions). 

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    Managing stress and worry

    You may find it helpful to learn to adapt your approach, thinking and behaviours in ways that can reduce the impact of uncertainty and make you feel more positive about the future.

    Togetherall has a range of self-help courses (login required) to help you feel more in control of your emotional health, and the managing stress and worry course guides you through your lifestyle, sleep, schedules and forward planning.

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    Early Alert Service: Easter closure

    This includes the telephone booking helpline. If you are in Oxford during this period of closure and develop symptoms, you should book a free NHS test.

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    Easter vacation update

    Whether you're at home or in Oxford over the vacation, there's help, welfare and wellbeing support available to you throughout this time. Our guide of support lists everything in one place to help you choose which support service might work best for you. Everything in our guide is free to access and available to all students.

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    Financial support for students impacted by COVID-19

    Undergraduate students

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    Society spotlight: Oxford University Air Squadron

    Why should I join?

    Jari Morganti, a second year Experimental Psychology student at Corpus Christi College, says: "OUAS is the perfect society for anyone interested in flying, adventure or leadership. We offer a range of activities that will suit anyone. In recent years we have organised scuba diving, climbing, canoeing, gliding, and we teach members to fly year-round. Although I do want to join the RAF, there is absolutely no commitment to do so, and the majority of students don’t. My highlight has to be flying.

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    LGBT+ History Month 2021 at Oxford

    Celebrating Oxford's LGBT+ alumni

    Oscar Wilde, Magdalen College 1874-1878

    Irish Playwright and Poet Oscar Wilde studied at Magdalen College, Oxford from 1874 until 1878 where he read Classics. With long hair and flamboyant dress he later became known for his role within the aesthetic and decadent movements. Upon graduating he wrote to a friend “The dons are 'astonied' beyond words – the Bad Boy doing so well in the end!”.

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