We are both very proud to announce the launch of Identity, our new section dedicated to spotlighting the issues, opinions and experiences of BAME students within the University. The Oxford Student has always believed in the importance of representing the wonderful range of views and backgrounds that exist in the University we all share, and hope that this creation of another platform through which BAME students can publicly voice themselves is another step towards a University space which is accessible and welcoming to all.
We’d both spoken to lots of students who’d communicated their belief that a BAME section in such a prominent Oxford publication would be a significant step in encouraging representation within the University; with Pink having existed since 2017, we both decided that a BAME section had to be a feature of the paper for the future. As Editors-in-Chief, we hope that this can be one of the lasting marks we leave with the paper.
We are now looking for submissions – and recruiting two Editors – for Identity; do you know of a particular issue that needs voicing? Do you have a unique experience you’d like to write about? We’d love to hear from you!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your writing to the paper or to apply for the role of Identity Editor. We can’t wait to hear from you!!
Alex, Bethan and your HT20 Editorial Team.