All libraries save two to close to readers

Image description: Entrance to the Sackler Library In an email addressed to ‘Sackler Library Readers’, it was revealed that all Oxford libraries, apart from the Old Bodleian and Cairns, will be closed to readers. The email further states that resources such as Click and Collect and LibraryScan will remain available to students. The decision to […]

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Oxford SU lays out response to ‘safety net’ decision

Image Description: Students sitting collection exams in Balliol Hall. The Oxford Student Union laid out the steps it was taking to support students in relation to recent statements by the University at a meeting earlier today. At the meeting, the SU laid out their commitment to ‘strengthen the mitigating circumstances process’. This is to include […]

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Students are as compliant with COVID rules as the general population

Image description: view of the Oxford skyline from South Park A report released today by the Office for National Statistics suggests that students are similarly compliant with COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines as the general population. The report also shows that student well-being has suffered extensively during the pandemic: one student at the university told the […]

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Oxford SU Council votes in support of waiving residency requirements for Hilary 2021

Image Description: An aerial view of Radcliffe Square  The SU Council has voted in favour of a motion in supporting demands from students that the University should waive its residency requirements for the foreseeable future. However, the University stands by its stance that it will not lift residency requirements in Hilary term, citing “the educational […]

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Jesus College clarifies policy that left international students ‘hung out to dry’

Jesus College was criticised for its policy regarding quarantine arrangements for students returning from international destinations at the start of next term, and has since provided more detail and guidance. On the 11th November, Jesus sent an email to students, indicating that their “preferred option” was that students returning from abroad discuss their situation with […]

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The mass exodus: 7 days to go home for Christmas

On Wednesday 11th November, the Government told universities to allocate departure dates during a “student travel window” between 3rd and 9th December, with a mass-testing programme rolling out between 30th November and 6th December, in order to minimise the risk of students spreading Covid-19 to other parts of the country.  Universities Minister Michelle Donelan, speaking […]

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