Advice for students around coronavirus

The universities and students sit at the heart of Oxford’s life and economy.

Oxford is the UK city with the highest proportion of its population comprising of students – around 44,000 in total, which is around 28 per cent of Oxford’s 160,000 residents.

The return of students, therefore sees a significant increase in the city’s population, although unlike most permanent residents, many students study and live in contained university sites and accommodation.

Information on advice around the return of students and the coronavirus pandemic can be found below.

See our general information on services for students.

Oxford Brookes Students

University of Oxford students


Students who want to help support vulnerable people in Oxford during the pandemic can get involved with Oxford Together. Volunteers can provide support with phone links, practical support, and collecting prescriptions.

Community support

If anti-social behaviour, or a noise disturbance is taking place outside of University/College property, please contact Oxford City Council or Thames Valley Police

Virtual Town Hall

Oxford City Council hosted a ‘Virtual Town Hall’ event on Monday 28 September 2020.

The event was for residents to hear from the both of Oxford’s universities, students’ unions, the City and County Councils and the police about the COVID-safety plans and measures in place around the return of students.