Oxford students and graduate leading LGBT Leaders Conference

Four current Oxford students and one recent Oxford graduate formed the committee for the first LGBT Leaders Conference, held at the Clifford Chance headquarters in Canary Warf. Cai Wilshaw, a third-year at St Anne’s, is Director and Founder of LGBT Leaders. Prior to the event, Wilshaw commented: “We really hope that this conference will be […]

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Further Campsfield expansion delayed by legal letter from campaigners

Students and campaigners have had mixed reactions to the delay in the decision on whether or not to expand Campsfield House immigration detention centre. Cherwell district council voted on 19th February to defer the decision on expanding the site near Kidlington after receiving a legal letter from solicitors representing the Stop Campsfield Expansion group. Bill […]

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Revealed: How much does your college spend on you?

An investigation by The Oxford Student has found huge variations in the amount colleges spend on their students. Topping our ranking is St John’s, which spent more money on the “core activities” of teaching, research and residential services than their entire income. St John’s spent 110 per cent of its income for the 2012/2013 financial […]

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Former OUSU RO denies association with NUS vote rigging

A former OUSU Returning Officer has dismissed claims he is “associated” with the rigging of last May’s NUS referendum, after a no-confidence motion proposed for this week’s OUSU Council accuses him of “improper” and “anti-democratic” behaviour. Alex Walker, a third-year Chemistry student at Wadham College, described the proposed motion of no-confidence against him as a […]

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Castle Mill accommodation saved

The University’s Congregation has voted against a proposal to remove the top floor of  Castle Mill accommodation. Following over two and a half hours of discussion at a meeting held on 10th February at the Sheldonian Theatre, members of the Congregation, made up of senior academic and administrative staff, voted against the proposal: 210 in […]

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Trials to find Ebola vaccine halted as infection rates show major fall

An Oxford-lead clinical trial testing a new Ebola treatment has been stopped following a dramatic fall in the number of new cases of the disease. The latest information from the World Health Organisation shows that there were only four new cases of Ebola in Liberia in the week ending 25th January. Due to the low […]

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Inaugural OUSU student awards celebrates achievement.

Over 150 students gathered at Oxford Town Hall last week to congratulate the nominees and winners of OUSU’s new awards. Louis Trup, OUSU President, said: “When I ran to be OUSU President, I ran with the intention of engaging and supporting students in ways OUSU hadn’t done before. I think that the student awards, which […]

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New College seizes student fridges

New College has removed 150 fridges from the college after overheating and leaking problems. After coming into contact with the leaked refrigerant, some New College students claim to have displayed symptoms of mild ammonia poisoning, including rapid skin irritation and mild chemical burns. In an email to students, New College said that fridge supplier PeelMount […]

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Most beggars in Oxford are “not homeless”, claims senior police officer

A senior Oxford police officer has urged members of the public to avoid giving money to beggars, claiming that “in many of the cases those who beg are not homeless”. Responding to an investigation published by The Oxford Student last month, Inspector Andrew Thompson stated: “With such a large number of visitors to the city […]

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