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    Oxford students volunteer to create a positive impact on the environment

    How did you first get involved with Green Labs?

    Lion: I knew the Oxford Hub already quite well through some other initiatives I took part in, all of which I quite enjoyed. When I saw them advertising Green Labs during lockdown, I thought that it would be a great opportunity to finally take part – so I applied and luckily got accepted after a short interview.

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    Volunteering in Oxford during COVID-19: As a medical student

    Madeleine Oliver is a 5th year medical student, originally from London. Like many other medical students Madeleine volunteered to help out with the fight against COVID-19. She spoke to us about what it’s been like working on the frontline with doctors, nurses and patients at the hospital.

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    Welfare and wellbeing blog: Life in one room

    It has always been a big moment, opening the door for the first time to the space in which you will be making a life for an academic year. This year it’s even bigger. You may be spending much more of your life within these four walls than in normal times and in some circumstances all of your time there should you have to self-isolate. There will be less access to communal spaces, you may spend less time in other students’ rooms, and you may be engaging in activities like attending lectures right here, within these four not-very-far-apart walls.

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    Society Spotlight: Oxford African and Caribbean Society

    "For many students of African or Caribbean descent, the reputation of the Oxford African & Caribbean Society (or ACS) precedes itself. Before starting at Oxford this time last year, one of the greatest sources of comfort I had was the knowledge that there existed a thriving ACS within the university, and now a year later I can wholeheartedly say I was not disappointed.

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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.

  • Image of Bryony Toon wearing Academic dress. There is quote which reads "my college is really supportive, I know that if I am having problems I can go to the college"

    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.