Oxford SU passes motion including ‘self-isolation on arrival’ as criteria to return for international students

The Oxford SU Student Council have held their 1st Week Council meeting for Hilary 2021. The Student Council, the legislative assembly of the Student Union, represents more than 20,000 students at the university. The Council convenes 12 times a year, once every two weeks in term time. At this meeting, a number of motions were […]

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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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OUSU in plea for international students

OUSU has made an urgent appeal for action against the Government’s new Immigration Bill. The bill plans to force landlords to check whether tenants are in the UK illegally, while banks will be made to confirm immigrants’ legal status before offering accounts. It will also charge temporary migrants – such as non-EEA students – £200 […]

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