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University announced new restrictions amid coronavirus lockdown

The University said on Tuesday that non-essential members of staff must work remotely and all UK-domiciled undergraduate students must return home absent exceptional circumstances. This was in response to Boris Johnson’s announcement of strict nationwide measures to curb the spread of coronavirus. The fresh restrictions come as COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus […]

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Back from the dead: The Oxford Archaeological Society

Joshua Boddington discusses the revival of the Oxford Archaeological society. Bringing things back to life is what archaeologists do. Not in the literal sense, but we make history tangible again through talks, exhibits, fieldwork, museums etc. In 2019, the Oxford University’s Archaeological Society turned 100 years old. We make history tangible again through talks, exhibits, […]

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Only 3% of Oxford’s state school offers go to ‘markedly below average’ schools

The Oxford Student can report that, out of all state school offers to Oxford between 2016 and 2018 surveyed by Progress 8 (a government performance measure which examines England’s state schools), about 74% of offer holders attended state schools considered ‘markedly above average’: only 30% of schools measured fall into this category. In addition to this, […]

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Major University departments will not pay student workers for July Open Days

The Oxford Student can reveal that there will be large disparities in how much students from different departments and faculties will be paid for working at the July Open days. The Open Days take place across the University each year in both colleges and departments and faculties. Students working for the departments/faculties of History, Politics […]

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Oxford University to implement two new major access schemes

The University has officially announced two new initiatives designed to boost the number of students from underrepresented backgrounds studying at Oxford University. Foundation Oxford, one of the newly announced programmes modelled on LMH’s Foundation Year Scheme, is aimed at promoting accessibility of Oxford to students who have previously experienced severe disadvantage, such as individuals who […]

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Oxford wins Museums and Heritage award for work with migrants

Oxford University’s Multaka-Oxford project, which provides volunteering opportunities for forced migrants at Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum and History of Science Museum, has been presented with Volunteer Team of the Year at the Museum and Heritage Awards. The annual awards, which were announced on Wednesday 15 May aim to celebrate innovative and ground-breaking initiatives from the […]

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Thinking twice about trashing

Image description: Students take part in traditional post-exam trashing celebrations The University is set to reintroduce the ‘What a Waste’ campaign first launched last year to discourage students from their current trashing practices. The campaign highlights the social, environmental and financial impact of the traditional post-exam celebrations. Many students are probably not aware that we are, […]

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