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    Coffee, chat & connect with Coffee Ambassadors

    OU Coffee Ambassadors is an initiative by students, for students and junior researchers. The service offers free coffee chats with fellow students via Microsoft Teams (previously held in local Oxford café's) - so you can get a break by grabbing company, coffee (or tea, or hot chocolate) and confidential conversation.

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    Coronavirus welfare advice: Locked down, not locked in

    Dreaming of another place, hoping for a glance of what might be over the horizon, is all we can do in lockdown. Tethered to one place, one room, one chair even, for much of the day, we work, study and try to rest. Our own company or that of the same ‘others’ day after day – with no end in sight –, can tempt our mind to lock in to static ways of thinking.

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    Hardship funding available to support students impacted by the coronavirus

    If you have been impacted by coronavirus then Faculties, Departments, Colleges, and central services have limited hardship funding that may be able to help you. 

    Find out more about hardship funding on the dedicated webpage or other funding options on the Fees & Funding website

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    Coronavirus welfare advice: Importance of compassion and gratitude in times of crisis and beyond

    During the current coronavirus pandemic there have been a number of positive things to emerge from the crisis. Time to slow down and reflect on the important things in life. Cleaner air and quieter towns.

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    Coronavirus welfare advice: LGBT+ at Home

    It may be that for the period of pandemic lockdown, you have had no alternative but to return home to family who do not yet know about, or who do not accept your sexuality or gender identity. If so, this could be a very challenging time for you.   

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    Update from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

    As we approach the midpoint of Trinity term, I would like to share my appreciation for the way that so many of you have adapted to the difficult circumstances we find ourselves in. 

    It is a testament to the adaptability and ingenuity of Oxford students how readily you have taken to different aspects of remote University life. From online socials and club meetups, to digital debates and elections, to the rapid move to online teaching and assessment; you have collectively ensured that student life at Oxford continues in its usual spirit despite the distance between us. 

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    Coronavirus welfare advice hub now available

    The University Counselling Service is producing a series of blogs and podcasts to support students during the coronavirus pandemic and these are now all available on the Coronavirus Welfare Advice Hub on the Student Welfare website

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    Tips for secure remote learning

    As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, many students have been studying remotely since the start of Trinity term. It is important not to let your guard down, so we've created some tips to ensure you continue to keep safety and security in mind when studying remotely.

    Follow these tips to make sure you're keeping your studies secure and safe. 

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    Top tips for secure remote studying

    Don’t share your account details with anyone. Mistakes can happen, so use your own account on your device, not one that is shared, even with other members of your family or household. 

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    Coronavirus welfare advice: Facing loss in the class of 2020

    In what culminated in a rapid response to Covid-19, Universities moved classes and exams onlin