University denies reports of overseas campus

Reports suggested that the University was in talks to open a site in France

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Oxford University has denied reports that it is to open a foreign campus in France.

The Telegraph reported that French officials met with the University last week to discuss the proposed site, which would have been Oxford’s first ever foreign campus.

However, the University has denied that any such plan exists.

In a statement given to Cherwell, Stephen Rouse, Head of News and Information, said: “The University has received several constructive and helpful proposals from European colleagues since the Brexit vote. We are not, however, pursuing the model of a campus overseas.”

The Telegraph claimed that construction of any such site would begin in 2018, with courses being restructured to accommodate the prospective partnership.

This is a developing news story and will be updated with more information as we receive it.