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  • Exam Schools Easter closure dates

    The Examination Schools will be closed from 5pm on Wednesday 8 April. The building will re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday 14 April. 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.

  • Are we doing enough? Feed into our environmental sustainability strategy

    An unstable climate, increasing carbon emissions and accelerating biodiversity loss require urgent and immediate action. The Environmental Sustainability Strategy Consultation is now open for response until 14 April. The Consultation asks for feedback on many issues like curriculum, food, flights and investments. Please tell us what you think.

  • Graduate access: application fee waivers and support planned for disadvantaged UK students

    The University’s Education Committee has endorsed plans to encourage graduate applications from disadvantaged UK students.  

    Under the proposals, students who receive high levels of financial support at undergraduate level will be exempt from the £75 graduate application fee from the 20/21 admissions round (for 21/22 entry). They will also benefit from tailored support through the application process, including webinars and online advice.

  • European Union Settlement Scheme

    EU student? Come to a presentation by the Student Immigration Team if you want information about staying in the UK.

    The presentation will take place at the Exam Schools on Tuesday 3 March from 1.15pm to 2.15pm.

    They will answer your questions about applying and you can talk to an adviser individually following the presentation.

    Book your place on Eventbrite

  • Attend Exam Wellbeing mock exam sessions this term

    If you're worried about your exams, you can familiarise yourself with exam venues and regulations at one the Exam Wellbeing mock exam sessions.

    You can reserve a place to attend these events via Eventbrite.

    If you have approved alternative arrangements for extra time or use of a computer these can also be trialled at the mock exams, please email in advance of booking.

  • Love Oxford competition

    Love Oxford-Berlin Photo Competition

    Win a trip to Berlin for two, courtesy of the Oxford-Berlin Research partnership

    If you’re a current Oxford student, you have the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Berlin.

    All you have to do is upload a photo to social media in the run-up to Valentine’s Day (3-16 February 2020) showing how you’re supporting the community. It could show you or other students taking part in volunteering activities, working at community events, contributing to an environmental project, or any other type of community engagement.

  • Exam wellbeing: new resources for all students

    Navigating exams can be difficult, but the University is committed to supporting you through the process. A new Exam Wellbeing hub has been created to help when you have exams ahead. It offers a range of practical advice – giving you a chance to take charge of your revision; prepare and practice for exams; manage anxiety; and think about your physical care. The resources are now live on the Exam Wellbeing page.

  • Vegan dish

    Veganuary student blog

    Were you aware of the fact that the University of Oxford has some of the most research on plant-based vegan diets? One of the main impacts that a vegan diet has is on your environmental footprint. By going vegan for a month, you are saving 273kg of CO2. This is as much as a flight from London to Munich! You wonder why? For every litre of milk and every gram of meat, a living animal has to be fed.

  • Make a difference at Oxford with the Student Advisory Group

    Share your views about University with the Student Advisory Group. As a member you'll have the opportunity to hear the opinions of other students and share your own thoughts on student campaigns, new initiatives, events, changes to University processes and more.

    The meetings take place once a term – with pizzas provided. In addition to attending termly meetings, you may also be asked to respond to three online polls per term.

  • Micro-Internship Programme Hilary Term 2019/20 opening soon

    Applications for this term’s micro-internship opportunities open Wednesday 15 January, with placements taking place in Week 9 and 10 of Hilary term.

    Micro-internships are short-term work experience placements (two to five days), which take place at the end of each term and are full-time and voluntary.