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    Important information about national and local restrictions 

    As of Saturday 31 October, the Oxford City area is currently in the ‘High’ or Tier 2 COVID-19 alert level. In line with Government guidance, the University will continue to remain open and operating with no changes to teaching while these local restrictions are in place.

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    Welfare and wellbeing blog: Life in a bubble

    Most of us recognise households, or 'bubbles', as a practical necessity during COVID-19, enabling us to have close social, academic and other contact while mitigating the risk of infection and protecting the community as a whole. In addition to the obvious benefits, household membership may bring other benefits—for example, making it less overwhelming to find your way into such a large new community, and encouraging the development of deeper relationships versus a larger number of more superficial ones. However, life in a household may also present significant challenges. 

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    New Mental Health Task Force

    The Task Force will have representation from across the University, colleges and Oxford SU, addressing the increased demand on welfare services and how we can reduce the impact of the pandemic on students' mental health.

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    Change in alert level in Oxford

    The COVID-19 alert level for Oxford City will move to ‘high’ on Saturday 31 October. In line with Government guidance, the University will continue to remain open and operating, with no current changes planned to teaching.

    In line with Government guidance for areas in high-alert, students may not move backward and forward between their permanent home and term time address during term time.

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    Library updates

    The demand for study space is currently very high, but the Space finder tool makes it easy to find and book study space across the Bodleian Libraries. 

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    Society Spotlight: Oxford LGBTQ+ Society

    We organise a diverse range of welfare and social events covering a range of communities and identities, and want to make all LGBTQ+ students feel welcome and relaxed. There is also no membership fee! We usually organise multiple general and identity-specific events every week during term time, with a range of event formats. Whether you want to come for film events, international potlucks, make-a-bear workshops, or some drinks – whatever it is, we hope you’ll find something for you here.

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    Stop the spread. Protect our community

     We need you to keep taking action to stop these numbers growing, and help avoid additional restrictions being brought in.  This is what you can do to support our efforts:

    Follow the rules on testing and self-isolation.

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    Revisit Freshers' Fair 2020

    Over 7,500 students registered to attend this year's virtual Freshers' Fair from 41 countries. If you were one of them, we hope you enjoyed visiting all the stalls, chatting to other students and perhaps finding a new club or society to join. It's one of the best ways to kickstart your year by getting involved in the huge range of student activities, even virtually. 

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    Volunteering at Oxford: you're never too small to make a difference

    Many Oxford Uni students have now returned to the city. Lots of them never left.

  • Society Spotlight - Oxford Africa Society

    Society Spotlight: Oxford Africa Society

    The Oxford University Africa Society (AfriSoc) extends a warm welcome to students at the University of Oxford. We are a community of students from across the African continent and African diaspora. The Society is run entirely by students with three aims: