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    Take over the official Oxford Students' Instagram page

    The official Oxford Students' Instagram page has launched and we're looking for students to take over our page for a week at a time.

    Showcase your photography and share images about your society, course, club, college or general student life on @OxUniStudents.

    To volunteer to take part in an Instagram Takeover, e-mail academicadmin.comms@admin.ox.ac.uk.

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    #ActiveatOxford New Year Challenge: Get active and win a hoodie

    Whether it's taking a walk in the park, playing badminton with a friend, or training hard for your Varsity match, you can share your posts with us on social media using the #ActiveatOxford hashtag to be in with a chance of winning.

    You'll find lots of inspiration, ideas and advice for balancing sport and physical activity with your studies on the official Active at Oxford campaign page

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    Santander Academic Travel Awards

    Each year, Santander provides a number of travel awards to enable graduate students to travel to Santander Network countries for academic-related activities, such as collaborative work at other universities, fieldwork or projects. The maximum value of each award is £1,000. 

    Applications for travel between 1 April and 31 December must be submitted by 12 noon on Friday 25 January.

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    Student spotlight: Odhran O'Donoghue

    What do you like most about being part of the University?

    That has to be the diversity of the talent. Stick your head into any student common room, and you'll find a team of people who together can make anything. In the last two years I've worked with others on an anatomy teaching application, an AI (Artificial Intelligence) system to combat fake news, a satellite system to map routes by safety and I am now in a team of four attempting to tackle the youth unemployment crisis. Oxford is very much made by its diversity of thought, perspective and talent.

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    Oxford commits to supporting estranged students

    Recent research has shown that 86% of students rely on family support during their time at University. However, around 9,000 UK students have no contact or relationship with their families, leaving them financially, materially and emotionally vulnerable during their studies.

    Accounts of student life show that estranged students often suffer homelessness over summer and stay in student accommodation alone over the Christmas period. Such students may be up to three times more likely to drop out of university.

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    Oxford unveils plans for new graduate college

    Last week the University announced proposals for a new graduate college.

    It is anticipated that a majority of students will be drawn from departments across the Division of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences – but other disciplines will also be represented.

    The new college will occupy the historic Radcliffe Science Library site on Parks Road and will start recruiting 200 graduate students in 2019-2020 for admission in September 2020. 

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    Study activities outside the UK

    If you're spending more than two weeks overseas for study, update Student Self Service with details of your placements/experiences.

    Overseas placements may include field trips, lab work, library work, visits to other universities, research, or the writing up of a dissertation or thesis. This information is vital for helping the University provide pastoral support, should a situation arise in the country you visit. 

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    Map the System - Register your team

    Don’t forget to register your team and topic for the Skoll Centre Social Entrepreneurship Map the System competition.

    Research a social or environmental problem that matters to you and gain the skills in systems thinking to understand ways to address it.

    You’ll have the chance to compete for cash prizes, build your presentation and research skills, and prepare for future opportunities. 

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    Readmission Codes for Graduate applications

    Current Oxford students enrolled in the final year of a taught graduate course can apply for an eligible course starting the following year (without a break in study) without paying an application fee. To do this you need to enter a readmission authorisation code into your application form.

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    Meninigitis ACWY vaccine for students

    If you are new to Oxford, you may be eligible for a free Meningitis ACWY vaccine.

    Students who are eligible for a free jab include overseas and mature students who are under 25 and in their first year of study.

    To organise your vaccination, please contact your GP. For further information about the MenACWY vaccine, visit the NHS website

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