Student news

  • Oxford city viewed from Hinksey Hill. Rob Judges Photography

    Reports highlight changing use of student welfare services during the pandemic

    The University of Oxford has today published its Student Support and Welfare Services (SWSS) Reports for the 2020/21 academic year.  The Reports provide insights into the experiences of students using the University’s Counselling, Disability Advisory, and Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Services, and reveal an increase in demand for SWSS services during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In total, there were more than 10,800 student contacts with SWSS in 2020/21.

  • Chimdi Okpalauko headshot.

    Building on our pandemic experiences: Chimdi Okpalauko

    “I started at Oxford in October 2020, in technically what was still the pandemic. Even though I’m in my second year now I still feel as though I’m a fresher; in terms of not really knowing where the faculty building was until Michaelmas of my second year or knowing which libraries to get books from. That learning experience you usually have as a fresher, I’m having now and having to juggle that as a second year with a second year’s workload.

  • Person in a blue shirt at home, sat in an armchair looking at their laptop. Photo by Surface on Unsplash

    Top tips for secure online study and exams

    Don’t share your account details with anyone. Mistakes can happen, so use your own account on your device, not one that is shared, even with other members of your family or household. 

  • Joe Wilson, medical student, throwing his mortar board in the air

    Building on our pandemic experiences: Joe Wilson, medical student

    An early-career pandemic
    “Throughout medical school before COVID, we always talked about the fact that there was always a very real potential for a pandemic, and I think that a lot of people were putting their money on it being a coronavirus that was going to be the cause of it. Everyone always talks about flu and Spanish flu and swine flu. 

  • Oxford student Nicholas Chow

    Student Spotlight: Oxford Cambridge Arc student panellist

    The journey so far

    I’m a second-year DPhil student from Trinidad and Tobago studying in the Department of Geography and the Environment through Linacre College.

    At the University, the thing that I’m most involved with is rowing where I’m on the men’s captains’ team for Linacre College. I’m also an avid cook and a lover of board games of all kinds.

    Oxford Cambridge Arc

  • Cycling in Oxford through the blossom. Oxford University Images.

    Cycle safety pop-up events in Oxford

    The University is holding a series of cycle safety events around the city to discuss safety concerns and provide advice about how cyclists can avoid danger on the roads.

    All are welcome to attend the following events from 10am – 3pm:

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    Preparing for Trinity term exams

    Exam wellbeing

    Navigating exams can be challenging, but the University is committed to supporting you as you engage with the process.

  • A view of the bridge of sighs, Oxford. Credits: University of Oxford

    Cycle safety in Oxford

    University position on road safety 

    As both recent deaths involved HGVs, the University is working on mitigating measures which might prevent future cyclist deaths, including: 

  • Two people sat outside with a laptop, iTransform logo. Photo by NEW DATA SERVICES on Unsplash

    iTransform: submit your ideas to shape future digital services

    Take part in the discussion

    If you have ideas to help transform the way we all work and study, you can take part by sharing your suggestions via the Oxford Ideas platform (SSO required) from Monday 21 March and Thursday 14 April

    Transform the digital experience

    All students have the opportunity to join the discussion on how to transform the digital experience in three main areas:

  • Student spotlight banner: Crankstart Scholarships

    Student spotlight: Crankstart Scholarships

    A new environment

    Coming from a state school, first-generation background, I was quite apprehensive about coming to university, but I can honestly say that my time here so far has been nothing short of incredible. I’m sure as offer holders you are eager to find out more about university life, whilst also probably being nervous and uncertain about the months ahead – I completely understand those feelings!

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