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    Introducing our new carbon target: Halve peak emissions by 2030

    In the face of an escalating global climate crisis, the University has created an ambitious new carbon target to halve peak emissions by 2030. 

    Our new target is based on years of practical experience of what's possible, and we are confident we can meet the challenge.

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    Sustainability Showcase celebrates University’s environmental successes

    The University held its sixth Sustainability Showcase on 20 June, with staff and students from across the University coming together to recognise their contributions towards making our operations more sustainable. The event also saw the unveiling of the University’s ambitious new carbon target.

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    Leaving Oxford? Pick up your alumni card at the leavers pop-up

    If you didn’t make it to the alumni leavers fair at Oxford Town Hall last week to collect your Alumni Card, don’t worry. The Alumni Office is holding a ‘pop-up’ event on Tuesday 25 June and Thursday 27 June from 9am-5pm in the Norrington Room of Blackwell's Bookshop on Broad Street. 

    If you’re still around in Oxford on these dates, why not come pick up your card and ask the alumni team any questions you may have. You can also find out about the many benefits you get - Blackwell’s offers a 15% discount, so you can bag that one straightaway.

  • A mixed group of five students holding cut out speech bubbles

    Final year undergraduates – it’s time to share your feedback

    If you’re a final year undergraduate student, you will shortly be invited to complete the Student Barometer ‘Finalist Edition’ survey.

    Sharing feedback on your Oxford experience enables us to better understand how we can improve the University experience for current and future undergraduate students.

    This survey is separate from the National Student Survey (NSS) and is supported by Oxford SU.

    Within the next two weeks you will receive an email from, which will include your unique URL. The survey will remain open until Friday 19 July.

  • Schools are key to reaching the 1 in 10 children with mental health problems

    University and College Fees to be combined from next year

    If you’re a graduate student or international undergraduate, the way your fees are charged and presented will change from the next academic year.

    Until this year, international undergraduates and graduate students have been charged separate ‘University’ and ‘College’ fees. From the 2019/20 academic year, these figures will be combined into a single figure, known as  ‘Course Fees’.

    The total amount you pay will not change (apart from inflation), and the change will make it easier to see the overall level of fees you will be paying.

  • SociAbility app launch - 11 June 2019.

    Oxford Scholar launches SociAbility: Empowering social inclusion through access information

    On Tuesday 11 June, Oxford alumnus Matt Pierri launched SociAbility - a mobile app that makes it easy to find detailed access information for social venues and shops in Oxford. Through better access information, SociAbility empowers people with access needs to spend more time with their friends, families and loved ones.

  • Pembroke College student Mikaiil Tahir

    Student blog: Mikaiil shares his experience of the Careers Service

    As I approached the summer vacation, it became increasingly apparent that I had nothing productive in plan for the three months I had free. Having seen the consistent email reminders that the Careers Service was always open to help, and with no CV, cover letter, or even any idea what kind of work I'd want to do, I decided to give it a shot. A short 30-minute session is all I booked just to see what exactly they could do to help. If I didn't like it there was no commitment to come back for another session, so why not?

  • Keble college student Ope Oreyemi

    Pathways to Oxford - Ope Oreyemi

    Before applying to Oxford, I was sceptical about my chances of gaining a place at the University. However, attending schemes such as Target Oxbridge and UNIQ, allowed me to make an informed decision as to whether the University was for me.

  • L.E.V8 women pre-accelerator programme promotional image

    Oxford Foundry L.E.V8 women pre-accelerator programme

    If you’re an Oxford female student with an early-stage start-up, check out the Oxford Foundry’s L.E.V8 women pre-accelerator programme, where you can skill up and develop your business ideas this summer.

    You’ll also get direct guidance and advice from the incredible L.E.V8 Women Ambassadors, a strong and diverse network of business leaders from a range of backgrounds and industries.

    Interested in applying to the programme? Applications close Sunday 9 June.