In an email to students, Balliol College confirmed that "the University has removed the usual student “residency requirement” for the whole of the Term"....
Most students should expect their teaching to be online until at least mid-February.
"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."
"Given the rising infection rates, the return of all other students should be paused until at least the week commencing 25 January."
"We therefore expect teaching and research to continue at the University in the New Year, and for students to return for Hilary term broadly in line with the arrangements communicated at the end of Michaelmas term."
This follows a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the county. In the seven days before December 18th, cases in Oxford rose by 58% from the week before.
Universities' Minister Michelle Donelan has confirmed that students who are living in university accommodation over the vacation may return home for Christmas, even if...
Oxford's coronavirus restrictions are to remain unchanged, but rules around mixing over Christmas have been tightened.
"The data shows that 0.59% of tests administered were recorded as positive."
"In this drive to ascribe value to students, we risk losing sight of what learning can and should be: an ongoing, unfolding and communal process."