Student news

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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.

  • Woman holding a map on her travels

    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. 

  • Three students speaking at the Map the System competition

    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. 

  • Radcliffe Science Library

    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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    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.

  • Graduands listening to the Vice-Chancellor's speech on Degree Day, Oxford, UK.

    Book your degree ceremony

    If you’re in your final year, you will be able to reserve your place at a degree ceremony from Tuesday 27 November. 

    You’ll receive an email inviting you to book a ceremony place on Student Self-Service.

    Due to health and safety restrictions at the Sheldonian Theatre, you will receive up to two guest tickets this year, compared to three at previous ceremonies.

    If you would like to bring a third guest, speak to your college office closer to the date of your ceremony as there may be a small number of additional places available.

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    Scholarships available to study or research in Germany

    Applications are currently open for the Hanseatic and Theodor Heuss scholarships available to final year undergraduates and postgraduate students wishing to undertake research or study for one or two years in Germany. For more information, visit the scholarships page of the Oxford Students website.

    Applications close on Friday 25 January.

  • Student getting vaccinated.

    Meningitis 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

  • Exam Schools

    Michaelmas term closure dates

    The Submissions desk and Student Information desk at the Examination Schools will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 20 December. The building will re-open at 8.30am on Thursday 3 January.

    If you plan to submit work during this holiday period, the building will be closed for submissions delivered in person, by post or by courier.

    Submissions made via the Examination Schools post box will not obtain proof of submission.

  • Oxford Uehiro logo

    5th Annual Oxford Uehiro Prize

    Enter the Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics by submitting an essay of up to 2,000 words on any topic relevant to practical ethics.

    Winners will receive £300, and runners up £100. The two winning essays will be considered for publication in the Journal of Practical Ethics, though publication cannot be guaranteed. 

    Visit the Practical Ethics website for more information. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 6 February.