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    Welfare blog: Coping with your feelings over the vacation

    While the festive season can represent joy, gratitude and togetherness, it can also be associated with family and financial pressure, loneliness, anxiety and tension.

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    Student Spotlight: Life at Oxford as a disabled student

    The journey so far

    I have scripts ready to recite when asked about myself around new people. Depending on my audience and/or how much energy I have, I will answer anywhere from PhD student to plant functional ecologist to poker of plants. It is perhaps one of the hardest statements for me to address in full, as I have a complex web of interests and typically only share a small slice of who I am.

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    Submissions Desk vacation closure

    Under no circumstances should you send any submissions or deposits via post or print services. If you plan to submit work online during the vacation, please be aware that there will be no administrative and limited IT support to help with any technical issues. Any queries will be responded to when the office reopens in January 2022. Please refer to the table below for exact dates and times:

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    Student Spotlight: Oxford climate start-up wins $5m Elon Musk XPRIZE

    The journey so far

    CyanoCapture was founded in January 2021 and aims to provide affordable, long term carbon capture on an industrial scale by harnessing genetically modified cyanobacteria.

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    Student Spotlight: Be the change for the future of race equality at Oxford

    The importance of the Race Equality Task Force

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    Student Vaccination Survey results announced

    Nearly 50% of students responded to the survey, which closed on Friday 5 November, with 98% reporting that they were vaccinated, (95% fully and 3% partially). There were virtually no differences in vaccination rates between different colleges and departments. Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. As previously communicated, it will not be possible for your college or department to know your vaccination status as a result of taking part.

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    Student Spotlight: Why every student should take part in the race equality consultation

    It has been a privilege to have been part of the Race Equality Task Force for a few months now. The work of the Task Force is so important to not only bring the topic of diversity and inclusion within the University to the table, but to also consider the practical steps that can be made in order to achieve sustainable change.

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    Stay well this winter: your actions matter

    Here are a few steps you can take to minimise risks: 
    •    Wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet
    •    Let fresh air in indoors: keeping windows and doors open increases ventilation and significantly reduces the spread of COVID-19. Please keep them open, particularly in areas which are poorly ventilated

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    Take action to minimise COVID-19 risks

    We all have a responsibility for minimising the risks of COVID-19 while living, studying and working around the University. We're reminding all students to continue to be considerate to everyone in our Oxford community and follow the health advice; reducing the risk of infection and helping to ensure everyone can take part in University life.

    Please remember to:

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    Student Spotlight: Improving inclusivity in sport

    The journey so far

    My name is Georgie Milner Day (she/her), and I am a third year Human Sciences student at St Hugh’s College. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Oxford so far and I am looking forward to what will hopefully be a less disrupted final year.

    Sport has always been an important part of my life. Indeed, when I was less than six-months-old my mum enrolled us in the parent and baby swimming class, and I have not stopped swimming since.