Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for student-facing staff

This page provides information for colleagues in departments and colleges with questions about the impact of coronavirus on students. For more general information about coronavirus, please refer to the University COVID-19 website.

The University aims to offer an educational experience for all students that preserves Oxford’s high quality, personalised education, with a focus on personalised teaching and supervision from leading academics. The ambition is to offer a flexible and inclusive educational approach which recognises and minimises the effects of barriers to participation, imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This aligns with the expectations set out by the Office for Students (OfS) to put in place adapted approaches to teaching and assessment that are broadly equivalent to our usual arrangements, such that we can be confident that the outcomes for students are meaningful and reliable whilst protecting the health of staff and students. Teaching and assessment this term will be a mix of (COVID-safe) in-person teaching where this is permitted under government restrictions and online learning. All residency requirements have been suspended, recognising that not all students will be able to return to Oxford.

Download the Expectations of Teaching and Assessment in Trinity Term 2021 document for more detail

The University and colleges believe that enriching extracurricular activities are as important as ever during the pandemic. Whether organised or informal, in-person or online, these activities form an integral part of the overall Oxford student experience. The Student Experience Coordination Group have published a statement that brings together the different strands of an Oxford student experience, to articulate their value and set out how they are being supported and developed for the circumstances of 2020-21.

Download the Statement on the overall Oxford student experience in 2020-21 during COVID-19 document for more detail.


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If you are student, please refer to the student coronavirus advice page.