RO attempts last-minute disqualification

A candidate for OUSU International Students’ Officer has been urged to step down one day before polls close after the Returning Officer realised that she was a visiting student. Lauren McKarus, an independent running for the International Students’ Officer was asked to withdraw from the race by RO Nick Cooper after it was realised that […]

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Candidates at each other’s throats as OUSU polls open

On the final night before the polls open for this year’s OUSU election, candidates spent their remaining hours trading blows in one of the most aggressive campaign seasons of recent years. Returning Officer Nick Cooper was obliged to make two judgments on Monday after the Jane4Change and TeamAlex slates were found to have committed electoral […]

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‘Jane4Change’ faces OUSU discipline after website fiasco

OUSU election slate ‘Jane4Change’ has been disciplined by the Returning Officer in the wake of this week’s revelation that their campaign website had been plagiarised. In a judgement made just after 11:00 last night, RO Nick Cooper announced that a ninth of all Jane4Change election material was to be confiscated and that the team was […]

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Terrorists or freedom fighters: when should we talk to the enemy?

Martin McGuinness responds to those that label him a ‘terrorist’, justifies the use of violence at times, and reveals an admiration for Tony Blair. Security measures were at their tightest at the Oxford Union, with Martin McGuinness, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland and former IRA member, making an appearance on Al Jazeera’s ‘Head to […]

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Fat cats profit from interview training camp

OUSU’s Vice-President for Access and Academic Affairs has stated that a summer programme hosted by LMH and St Catz will “hamper” the University’s access efforts. The colleges host Oxbridge Preparation, a course run by a company named Oxford Royale Academy, designed to prepare prospective students for the application process. The two week residential summer school, […]

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OUSU candidate promises St Hugh’s monorail

Joke candidate for OUSU President Louis Trup has pledged to make the Radcliffe Camera a club and Camera a library, The Oxford Student can exclusively reveal. The Brasenose third year’s manifesto, written entirely in crayon, calls for the removal of Fifth Week, “therefore eliminating Fifth Week blues”, as well as the creation of a monorail […]

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Patchy reception for exam PC proposal

The Oxford History Faculty is considering allowing students to sit their exams using a computer. The move was announced in a November 4th email. The PPE administrator also announced that similar proposals were under consideration for PPE finalists. Dr Andrea Hopkins, the History Faculty Administrative Officer and the organiser of the consultation, claimed the main […]

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Pembroke Rugby Club suspended after misogyny scandal

The captain of the Pembroke rugby team has stepped down in the wake of the ‘Free Pussy’ scandal, after his team was relegated to Division 3 with immediate effect by the Oxford University Rugby Football Union. In a meeting last night, the JCR was told that the OURFU had banned the Pembroke team from competing […]

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