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A guide to the Oxford term
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
We're now into 6th week of Michaelmas Term, which means that the first of Oxford's famously short 8...
We're now into 6th week of Michaelmas Term, which means that the first of Oxford's famously short 8 week terms is nearly over! Oxford terms tend to run from 0th to 8th week for undergraduates, although you may find yourself starting earlier and/or staying longer depending on your course and if you have coursework deadlines. But generally, you’ll...
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College life: quick facts
Thursday, October 26, 2017
You may know most of the main facts about Christ Church, such as whether it offers your subject and...
You may know most of the main facts about Christ Church, such as whether it offers your subject and where it is in Oxford, but there's probably a lot of info relating to college life here that you haven't heard about yet. Read on for a quick summary of some of the aspects of Christ Church life that you may not be aware of... - There’s always...
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Oxford's green spaces
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
You may not be a typically outdoorsy type, but it's always good to get out in the open air every now...
You may not be a typically outdoorsy type, but it's always good to get out in the open air every now and then, especially in the lead up to exams so that you have a chance to clear your head, get some exercise, and take in plenty of Vitamin D. And even in the autumn and winter months, Oxford’s full of beautiful trees, and there are loads of...
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A guide to Matriculation
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Matriculation is another one of those weird Oxford terms that you might hear either before you...
Matriculation is another one of those weird Oxford terms that you might hear either before you arrive in Oxford or once you've been here a few days. According to the University's website, Matriculation 'confers membership of the University on students'. But simply put, it's basically a ceremony where you, and hundreds of other freshers, are...
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A guide to sub fusc
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Sub fusc, or academic dress, is one of those Oxford quirks that it can take a while to get your head...
Sub fusc, or academic dress, is one of those Oxford quirks that it can take a while to get your head around before you start at Oxford. For one thing, you first need to work out what it actually is, and then you need to decide which clothes you're going to wear for it, and find out when you need to wear it. It can all get a bit confusing. So...
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Where to go if you need help
Monday, October 2, 2017
Whether you're just starting at university or you've already been here a while, you're going to have...
Whether you're just starting at university or you've already been here a while, you're going to have some great experiences while you're here - but it might not always be plain sailing, and you're bound to have ups and downs. It’s all very well being encouraged to go out and enjoy yourself when you arrive in Oxford, but there may be...
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Before you arrive at Christ Church
Friday, September 29, 2017
Starting university gives you lots of things to be excited about. You'll be living...
Starting university gives you lots of things to be excited about. You'll be living independently for the first time, in a new place, meeting loads of new people and enjoying some exciting new experiences. But all of these things can feel quite daunting, especially if Oxford is a very different place to what you’re used to, and when you add...
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An interview with... Dr Hadia Almahli
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Nearly two years ago, in October 2015, a group of visiting academics arrived in Oxford to take up...
Nearly two years ago, in October 2015, a group of visiting academics arrived in Oxford to take up positions at Christ Church, Merton College, and St John’s College. They had arrived in the UK as part of a scheme to provide refuge to academics fleeing war, persecution or discrimination, and these particular academics were escaping the civil war in...
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An Introduction to College Life
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
One of the (many) things that make universities like Oxford and Cambridge unique is their...
One of the (many) things that make universities like Oxford and Cambridge unique is their collegiate structure. When you arrive here, you’ll be part of the university, as well as a specific department that teaches your subject, but also part of a college. This may be the college you picked when you submitted your UCAS form, it may be one you...
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