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Russell Group’s student newspapers call for safety net

"It seems the Russell Group not only consider teaching to not have been disrupted, despite having almost a year of remote or blended learning, but also that the general distress caused by living in a pandemic is not enough to require special circumstances."

City Council suspends non-essential services

Non-essential services such as grass cutting will be suspended but emergency repairs will continue.

BREAKING: University releases new guidance for exams and the upcoming term

"For finalists, the University will instead be introducing a rescaling policy across courses, comparing cohort achievement to marks in pre-pandemic years and scaling where necessary."

Covid-19 hospital admissions in Oxford have increased steeply in the last month

“Our hospitals are fuller than they were in March and April last year. We are doing all that we can to care for our patients with COVID but, if people do not stick to the national lockdown rules, we are likely to see cases rise even more and the pressure on our hospitals and our staff will increase further.”

Oxford school becomes first vaccination centre in the city

"We want to help the Government and the people of the UK beat COVID-19 because the quicker we’re vaccinated, the more lives we save, the more jobs we save, the more businesses we save, and we’re prepared to do whatever it takes to see that happen.”

Oxford University confirms no safety net

"“The pandemic continues to provide us with significant challenges, but please rest assured that supporting your academic success is a key priority for everyone at the University."

Colleges release guidance regarding returns after national lockdown announced

Balliol, for example, “will have very tough criteria for agreeing any applications, given the importance of minimising the further spread of the virus in Oxford.”

Crankstart volunteering demands relaxed

"Normally as part of the scholarship students are required to complete at least 25 hours of volunteering across the academic year. These can be in either community projects in Oxford or as part of outreach events for the University."

University releases new guidance for returning students

"Students will still be able to return to university under the previous exemptions outlined. All other students will be advised not to travel back until mid-February, with all teaching taking place online until at least then. "

“There are measures in place to ensure your removal”: Keble students return without permission

Students from Keble College have been arriving at the college without any permission or having informed the accommodation office.

BREAKING: University suspends residency requirements for all of Hilary

In an email to students, Balliol College confirmed that "the University has removed the usual student “residency requirement” for the whole of the Term"....

Boris Johnson announces national lockdown

Most students should expect their teaching to be online until at least mid-February.

University confirms delayed return for most students

"In line with Government guidance, only very specific groups of taught students will be permitted to return to Oxford from 4 January. All other taught students are advised not to travel back to university until at least 25 January, with all teaching taking place online until at least that point."

BREAKING: University returns paused until “at least 25 January” for most students

"Given the rising infection rates, the return of all other students should be paused until at least the week commencing 25 January."

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