Oxford University to implement two new major access schemes

The University has officially announced two new initiatives designed to boost the number of students from underrepresented backgrounds studying at Oxford University. Foundation Oxford, one of the newly announced programmes modelled on LMH’s Foundation Year Scheme, is aimed at promoting accessibility of Oxford to students who have previously experienced severe disadvantage, such as individuals who […]

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Oxlove forced to launch new page after Facebook bans all admin accounts

Oxlove, the University’s anonymous Facebook page for crush confessions, has had to relaunch as ‘New Oxlove’ following ban action from Facebook. One of the Oxlove adminstrators informed The Oxford Student that the relaunch had been forced after Facebook blocked all administrative accounts. The page was managed by fake accounts, which led Facebook to block them. […]

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Oxford wins Museums and Heritage award for work with migrants

Oxford University’s Multaka-Oxford project, which provides volunteering opportunities for forced migrants at Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum and History of Science Museum, has been presented with Volunteer Team of the Year at the Museum and Heritage Awards. The annual awards, which were announced on Wednesday 15 May aim to celebrate innovative and ground-breaking initiatives from the […]

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Anonymous donor gives £625,000 to Jesus College to support access programme

Oxford’s ‘Welsh College’ has received a £625,000 investment for access from, a single, anonymous donor. The mystery donor was identified as a former student, who is “keen to support its programme to encourage Welsh students from all backgrounds to apply to study at the College” Jesus College has gained an informal reputation as Oxford’s ‘Welsh’ […]

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Spanish professors sign letter to Oxford Union over ‘one-sided’ Catalan coverage

A letter signed by over 100 Spanish professors has been sent to the Union’s Standing Committee to protest what the signatories perceive as the “one-sidedness of its coverage of Catalan politics.” Foro de Profesores, an “informal association of 240 university professors and other professionals” organised the letter, in which they express their “deeply regret that […]

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“Oxford Union – Tear it Down!” – Nazi Salutes and Arrests at Katie Hopkins Union Protest

Protestors yesterday gathered outside the Oxford Union to demonstrate against the invitation of far-right media personality Katie Hopkins. A heavy police presence surrounded  the area, including several mounted officers. At least one arrest was made after an altercation between a protestor and a counter-protestor who was seen performing a Nazi salute. Chants from the protestors […]

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