Student news

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    Get 20% off talks at the Oxford Literary Festival

    Students can claim a 20% discount off all talks at this year’s festival from 30 March to 7 April, which will once again welcome a wealth of authors to the city.

    The festival offers something for all ages and interests. Categories include art, business, current affairs, children’s literature, engineering, fashion, environment, gardening, philanthropy, satire, science, technology, wildlife and women in society – to name just a few.

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    Volunteering opportunities with Oxford Hub

    The Oxford Hub has lots of exciting volunteering opportunities working with young people; such as Weekend Activity days, Sport mentoring, 1-1 mentoring and a huge range of early years provision, working with an overall age range of 0-16 years.

    If you want to get involved or find out more, visit the Oxford Hub website or email [email protected] 

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    Unicycle 2019

    When the sunny spring days still feel a little cold, it’s tempting to avoid heading out, but keep cycling around Oxford and you won’t just be staying fit, protecting the planet and helping brush away the winter – you’ll also have the chance to win great prizes.

    The University’s Environmental Sustainability team have more than 100 prizes to give away, from bike seat covers and extra lights to warm snoods and five goodie bags with t-shirts and mugs.

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    Oxford SU Teaching Awards

    Nominations are open for the Oxford SU's Student-Led Teaching Awards.

    This is a chance to celebrate those teachers and support staff who have really gone the extra mile to improve your experience at Oxford.

    To see the full range of categories and nominate someone, visit the Oxford SU website. Oxford SU will let all nominees know that they were nominated but all nominators will remain anonymous.

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    Did you know you could apply for club and society funding?

    Once a term, the Clubs Committee meets and makes awards to clubs and societies who have applied for funding.

    Last term, funding was granted to various clubs, including the Oxford University Polish Society, who were awarded £1,000 towards the organisation of a formal hall in college to mark Independence Day. The event was attended by several Polish dignitaries.

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    Oxford University Alumni Network Bursary Awards 2019

    Financial support is available to Oxford undergraduates thanks to the regional Oxonian alumni group network.

    Several UK alumni groups are making grants available to students from their counties for projects taking place over the summer break and which are connected to their studies. The groups are:

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    Vice-Chancellor hosts conversation about Brexit for Oxford students

    The Vice-Chancellor Louise Richardson hosted a special event for current Oxford students on Thursday 21 February.

    A Conversation About Brexit took place at the Examination Schools, with a range of topics discussed including fees and funding, visas and immigration, year abroad schemes, and travel to Europe.

    There is ongoing uncertainty about the UK’s departure from the EU, and students are advised to continue checking the Oxford and the EU page on the University website for further updates.

  • New Vaccines Centre to protect UK from pandemic threats

    Volunteers needed to help develop TB vaccines

    If you are aged 18-50, in good health, have never received BCG and have not taken part in a trial or study where TB trial vaccines have been used, you may be eligible to participate. Participants will be reimbursed for their time and travel from £665 to £705. For more information contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator, by emailing [email protected], calling 01865 611424 or visiting the website.

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    Students put on a great show for the new Canvas VLE

    The Edward Boyle auditorium at St Hilda’s college was the scene for a very different approach to information sharing at Oxford on Wednesday 30 January. The Canvas@Oxford programme, which will deliver the new virtual learning environment (VLE) across the University, performed a play in front of an audience of academics and administrators. The play showed how Canvas can be combined with the flipped classroom teaching method to deliver engaging and non-traditional teaching experiences. Deanne Clarke and Jemilat Kazeem played the roles of first year students on Professor X’s Chemistry course.

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    Parks College Q&A sessions

    Parks College is a proposed new graduate college, located on the historic Radcliffe Science Library site, which will focus on interdisciplinary research in the 21st century.

    Students are invited to attend one of two Q&A sessions to find out more about the proposed new college and redevelopment of the RSL site. The 75-minute events, which are being run in partnership with Oxford SU, will be held on 5 and 13 March in the Museum of Natural History.