Take part in the discussion
If you have ideas to help transform the way we all work and study, you can take part by sharing your suggestions via the Oxford Ideas platform (SSO required) from Monday 21 March and Thursday 14 April.
Transform the digital experience
All students have the opportunity to join the discussion on how to transform the digital experience in three main areas:
Navigating exams can be challenging, but the University is committed to supporting you as you engage with the process.
University position on road safety
As both recent deaths involved HGVs, the University is working on mitigating measures which might prevent future cyclist deaths, including:
A new environment
Coming from a state school, first-generation background, I was quite apprehensive about coming to university, but I can honestly say that my time here so far has been nothing short of incredible. I’m sure as offer holders you are eager to find out more about university life, whilst also probably being nervous and uncertain about the months ahead – I completely understand those feelings!
The unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by Russia is causing a humanitarian catastrophe to unfold in Europe Members of our community are appalled by Russia’s action and in awe of the bravery shown by Ukrainians as well as the bravery of those Russians who have denounced their government’s aggression.
All current University health guidance remains in place until the end of Week 10 (Saturday 26 March).
All students and staff are strongly encouraged to continue:
While some are committed to continuing with health measures, others favour the removal of restrictions to return to a more pre-pandemic way of life. There are many reasons for these differences including a function of different nationalities, backgrounds, health vulnerabilities or personalities.
Living with Pure O
The best way for me to explain Pure O (or Pure OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is firstly to tell you that organising your pens on your desk, so they look pretty, or being mildly irritated that someone didn’t fully clean the whiteboard does not mean that you have OCD. No, OCD is not the luxury of being able to choose whether your stationary looks neat but an inescapable dread and anxiety when compulsions are not or cannot be fulfilled.
What is the Oxford Literary Festival?
The Oxford Literary Festival is a world-class literary event that brings together leading authors and public figures in the central University area of Oxford each year. The literary festival will feature a variety of presentations and readings by authors, as well as other events, delivered over a period of several days.
The journey so far
I am from a small town just outside Boston, Massachusetts in the US. I did my undergraduate degree at the state school University of Massachusetts Amherst where I got my Bachelor’s in Linguistics and Spanish. As of now, I am currently in the graduate programme as an MPhil student studying Linguistics, Phonetics, and Philology. Outside of my department, I try to be very sociable within my Middle Common Room (MCR) at St. Hugh’s College, and I am also a member of the Oxford Blues Swim team.