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Oxford University welcomes UK regulatory emergency use authorisation of coronavirus vaccine

The University of Oxford welcomes the news that the UK Government has today accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise the emergency use of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 coronavirus vaccine in the UK. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) will also publish its latest advice for the […]


Dr Bruno Holthof, Chief Executive of Oxford University Hospitals (OUH), has welcomed today’s announcement that the coronavirus vaccine developed by scientists at the University of Oxford has been approved for use in the UK. The UK Government today accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise the emergency use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in […]

Nursing research leader Cathy Henshall awarded Readership at Oxford Brookes University

Congratulations to Dr Cathy Henshall who has been awarded a Readership within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Oxford Brookes University (OBU). Dr Henshall, who is Head of Research Delivery at Oxford Health and NIHR Associate Director of Nursing, has been a fellow at OBU since 2016 and has collaborated with colleagues there on research projects in […]

Help with digital devices for carers

Action for Carers Oxfordshire has teamed up with Enrych Oxfordshire to bring you help in your own home With so many gadgets on offer it’s hard to understand how things work, especially if you’re not used to using digital devices. Now Action for Carers Oxfordshire has teamed up with Enrych Oxfordshire to bring you help […]

Oxford’s universities plan for the safe return of students in the new year

Oxford’s two universities have developed plans to help students safely arrive back in the city for the start of the spring term, 2021.  Students at Oxford and Oxford Brookes universities will gradually arrive back in a staggered return over several weeks in January and February.  Every student will be offered the chance to take free and […]


An artificial intelligence test has been shown to be able to rapidly screen patients arriving in emergency departments for COVID-19, using clinical information routinely available within the first hour of coming to hospital.  Results of the CURIAL study, published in The Lancet Digital Health, show that the AI test correctly predicted the COVID-19 status of 92.3% of […]

National COVID-19 Infections Survey reveals changes to pandemic over time

Data from the National COVID-19 Infection Survey, done in partnership between the University of Oxford, the Office of National Statistics, Public Health England, University of Manchester and the Wellcome Trust, has revealed detailed characteristics of England’s coronavirus pandemic, including which factors have contributed most to case numbers over different phases and the prevalence of asymptomatic […]

Ten Oxford Brookes academics amongst REF panel membership appointments

Ten leading academics from Oxford Brookes University have been appointed to panels for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. Named amongst over 400 members, assessors and specialist advisers, they will play a key role in assessing the wider impact of research in UK universities. The REF is the UK’s system for assessing the quality of […]

Oxford Brookes reveals new Strategy

This strategy sets out our focus and priorities for the next 15 years. 7621_university_strategy2035V8  The Strategy has four Pillars: Education and Enterprise Research and Innovation People and Culture Partnerships and Place We have worked closely with our students, staff, local community and other stakeholders to create a new vision for Oxford Brookes University for 2020/2021 and […]