Student experiences of the 2020-21 academic year
Daniel Dipper, Magdalen College, History and Politics
"I feel I have had a great transition to university this year – from the Opportunity Oxford programme which equipped me with the core skills to succeed in my degree to the college and faculty study skills sessions and the specific feedback provided by tutors, I have really been able to develop academically."
Society Spotlight: Music Society
The pandemic: a big blow for music
"OUMS is one of the largest student societies in Oxford, with nine ensembles and hundreds of members. With live music-making the bulk of our activity, a pandemic that thrives on human contact and aerosol transmission was always going to pose a challenge. Along with most things, then, music has taken a back seat to students’ experiences of Oxford this year. Concerts have gone unperformed, varsity trips to Cambridge untaken, competitions such as UniBrass unwon, and instruments unplayed.
Student Spotlight: Nkechi Balogun
Studying for an Oxford MBA
Ink is an AfOx Graduate Scholar with a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Culture and Media and before coming to Oxford, had never studied finance. Her intention to expand her business in the global market is what led Ink to apply for the Oxford MBA programme:
“Many people believe business school is a place for bankers and financial analysts. But it is also a place for unconventional people like me who want to learn how to expand our business ventures.”
Meet our Rhodes Scholars: make your application
Samuel Bailey, Balliol College - Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) in International and Commercial Law
Celebrating Pride at Oxford virtually
Oxford Pride is a celebration of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer life in Oxfordshire and a perfect opportunity to take pride in our LGBT+ Role Models, allies and LGBTQ+ Society, the largest higher education LGBTQ+ Society in the country.
Finalists: update your details to receive your degree documentation
When you complete your degree, you’ll be given access to the University’s eDocuments service, which allows you to access your Degree Confirmation Letter.
If you’re a taught student, you’ll also receive a printed copy of your final transcript to your home address. Please log on to Student Self-Service and make sure your home address and alternative email address (i.e. not your Oxford email) are correct as soon as possible so that you receive these important documents.
Race Equality Task Force: sign-up to the Open Event
The open event will feature talks by the Co-Chairs of the task force, as well as student representatives and you can sign-up via this form.
This is part of a series of engagement activities by the Task Force, providing an opportunity for you to reflect on your own experiences and share ideas to be considered as part of our future strategy.
Sexual harassment: working to keep you safe this term
As pandemic restrictions begin to ease and more opportunities for socialising open up across the city, we’re collectively sending a clear message that sexual harassment and violence are never acceptable. Please continue to remain vigilant when you're out around Oxford.
Here are some of the ways we’re working to support you and help keep you safe:
Love Oxford: Reconnect with an outdoor event in the new marquee in the Parks
We want to help you enjoy Oxford as much as you can after the challenges of the pandemic this past year, so as restrictions on outdoor gatherings ease to allow up to 30 people together, we're giving departments the chance to help you reconnect with other students in this new, designated space.
The new marquee is available to book from Monday 24 May via Estates Services until early July.
Student Spotlight: Tasha Lovel and Timea Iliffe
"It Happen Here is an anti-sexual violence campaign associated with Oxford SU. Our campaign is dedicated to moving towards a society free from sexual violence and we do this through education, support, advocacy and outreach. We prioritise survivors and place an emphasis on amplifying their voices. Our committee is made up of elected students, including two Co-Chairs and representatives for male, female, BAME, LGBTQ+, International and disabled students to ensure intersectionality and diversity in our work.