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    Oxford recognises 100-year anniversary of the formal admission of women

    Women were first granted full membership to the University on 7 October 1920 and then, one week later, were given the right to be awarded degrees. Women students who had been denied a degree since the late 1870s began to return to the University to claim them. To mark the importance of this event in Oxford’s history, the ‘Women Making History Centenary’ campaign will run throughout this academic year, across the colleges and University.
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    New student immigration system launches

    The Tier 4 Student system has been rebranded to become the Student Route. It remains similar to the current Tier 4 system but with EU/EEA and Swiss nationals able to apply for a Student visa if they are starting on or after 1 January 2021 and do not have (or are not eligible to apply for) pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

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    Oxford Against Sexual Violence

    If you have been affected by sexual harassment or violence in any form, our Support Service is here to help. 

    The Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service provides a safe place for you to be heard - independent of your college or department. It offers free support and advice to any student who has been impacted by sexual harassment or violence and all specialist advisors at the service are trained to support you at your pace, free of charge and in confidence. 

  • Black History Month 2020

    Black History Month at Oxford

    Throughout October events and content streams will run University-wide, across colleges, departments and divisions, focusing on some of the contributions that Black people and people of Black heritage have made throughout history, to the University, and society as a whole.

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    What it’s like to study at Oxford as a care experienced student

    Bryony spoke to us about what it’s like to come to Oxford as a care experienced person, the support she’s had from her college and how she’d like to help her fellow students.

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    Studying at Oxford as an estranged student

    For Sarah James-Short, commencing her studies at Oxford University as an estranged student was daunting, and initially she struggled to find her feet. However, with support from her college and the friends she made, Sarah found a warm welcome and great fulfilment studying her favourite subject as a valued History undergraduate.

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    Buildings works in the Science Area

    Which areas of Oxford are affected?

    The buildings involved are on the corner of Parks Road and South Parks Road.  They are the two wings of the Radcliffe Science Library (Worthington and Jackson buildings), Abbot’s Kitchen (next to the Museum of Natural History) and the adjoining parts of the Inorganic Chemistry Lab.

    What impact will the works have?

    You may not be able to pass through the Science Area as quickly or as easily as usual.

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    Welfare advice: self care in self isolation

    Some international students travelling to Oxford this Michaelmas Term will start the academic year with two weeks’ self-isolation, while UK students may need to self-isolate due to exposure to COVID-19. For some, this may present significant practical and psychological challenges.

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    Getting Started: IT at Oxford

    Once your department has confirmed to you that you have met all the conditions of your offer, you should return your completed University card form in line with the guidance provided by your department. We will then create your University card (Student ID) and your Single Sign-On (SSO) account, as well as provide you with a username and password to access many services at Oxford. This includes your email account, the student self-service portal and access to the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).