Lecturers threaten strike action

The academics’ union, University and College Union (UCU), has threatened “marking boycotts and a refusal to set exams” over pension changes. The dispute is over Universities UK’s proposed changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), a pension plan for academics at the UK’s “old” universities including Oxford. The changes are in response to deficit in […]

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NUS VP slammed for calling all Oxford residents ‘rich middle class’

Piers Telemacque, NUS Societies and Citizenship Vice-President, has apologised after characterising all Oxford residents as “rich middle class people”. On 13th August, while at the NUS’ ‘Lead and Change’ seminar, Telemacque tweeted: “I’m so worried about the social issues the rich middle class people in Oxford will be talking about. I’m preparing to be heartbroken […]

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Wehden elected Union President

Lisa Wehden  has been elected President of the Oxford Union with a margin of 82 votes. Wehden, a 2nd year at Worcester, beat her rivals Sunny Jain, Queen’s, and Christ Frost, Oriel, in an election held throughout the day yesterday. Both Jain and Wehden fought on a platform of reforming the Union – with Wehden arguing for […]

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Liveblog: This House Has No Confidence in Ben Sullivan

Welcome to The OxStu’s liveblog of the Union debate “This House Has No Confidence in Ben Sullivan”. OUR COVERAGE CONTINUES ON TWITTER- https://twitter.com/TheOxStu 21:03 Mayank Banerjee, President-Elect, stands up to defend Sullivan. Mayank argues that if Sullivan resigns, the running of the Union will not improve because Banerjee will then be running the Union. Banerjee states that […]

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