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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.

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    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 oxford@euro.confirmit.com, which will include your unique URL. The survey will remain open until Friday 19 July.

  • 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.

  • Promo image for drink spiking awareness campaign

    What to do if you think your friend's drink has been spiked

    Drink spiking commonly occurs with alcohol, but it can also involve drugs.

    Symptoms may include a loss of consciousness, a loss of balance, visual problems, lowered inhibitions, confusion, nausea, or vomiting.

    Never leave your drink unattended and don’t accept drinks from strangers. When holding a bottle, try to cover it with your thumb when you’re not drinking.

  • Four hands holding light bulb cutouts

    Student Entrepreneurs’ Programme (StEP)

    This summer, Oxford Foundry, Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI) and Oxford University Innovation (OUI) will run the StEP scheme to engage student entrepreneurs in creating new spinouts.

    StEP will provide 40 students with access to the OUI intellectual property vault, a month long intensive training programme, and a £1,500 stipend - with the goal of creating startups based on OUI ideas.

    The winning team will receive a £25,000 investment to get things going.

  • Student in sub fusc reading notes before exam

    Sitting exams in Trinity term?

    If you will be sitting exams shortly, do check your personal exam timetable carefully to ensure you have been entered for the correct exam papers.

  • James Dyson Award logo

    Sir James Dyson is looking for problem solvers

    The James Dyson Award is an international design engineering competition which rewards students and recent graduates.

    The brief: design something that solves a problem.

    The best invention is selected by Sir James Dyson and awarded £30,000. Two runners up receive £5,000 each and £2,000 is given to the winning project from each participating country.

    Media exposure has also helped previous winners commercialise their concepts.

    Entries close Thursday 11 July.  

  • Oxford University cricket pavillion

    Destress with free 'Mindfulness in Movement' sessions

    Mindfulness is an effective means of alleviating stress and promoting well-being.

    This exam period, Oxford University Sport and the Mindfulness Centre are introducing free mindfulness taster sessions for students.

    Enjoy an introduction on 'Mindfulness in Movement' at University Parks (by the Cricket Pavilion) on Thursday 30 May from 1-2pm or Tuesday 11 June from 5.30-6.30pm.

    The sessions will introduce mindfulness in theory, research and practice, and registration is not required. 

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