The Fresher’s guide to Oxford’s libraries

Oxford libraries: we love them, and then quite quickly hate them – usually around the time that the first reading list hits. Having admired the glory of the Radcliffe Camera on the open day, you’ll soon stop Instagramming it once it comes permanently seared into your retinas as a place of eternal suffering. On that […]

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Exclusive: the Oxford Union announces new speakers for Trinity term

The Oxford Union has announced an additional four speakers to their already hugely varied term card line up, including ex-leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg. Details of the new speakers, and further confirmed times and dates, announced are below. To see the full details of the previously released events, go here. Nick Clegg – 30th […]

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Nadiya Hussain opens up about her panic disorder

In a talk yesterday at the Chipping Norton Literature festival, Nadiya Hussain spoke about the recent release of her new book, The Secret Life of the Amir Sisters. She won over the audience within seconds with her unfailing smile and down-to-earth, modest sense of humour: “Thanks for coming!” she said. “I never expect anyone to […]

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Transgender Oxford academic dies by suicide

A recent inquest has revealed that a transgender Oxford academic at Corpus Christi died by suicide in January 2017. Erin Shepherd had just started work as a paid academic in Corpus Christi College chemistry department, having recently come out to friends and family as transgender. “The university’s statement praised Erin as an “outstanding chemist” whose death […]

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The Oxford Union Trinity 2017 line up

The Oxford Student is proud to be working with the Oxford Union to exclusively release the Term Card for Trinity 2017. This page will be updated with further speakers as more names are announced.  The wide variety of speakers and debaters this term promises a colourful array of background and opinion. With speakers from across the […]

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John Cleese to speak at the Oxford Union on ‘Why is there no hope?’

Writer and actor John Cleese is the first speaker to be announced to speak at the Oxford Union this term. He will speak on 20th April at 8pm, on the subject ‘Why is there no hope?’ Co-writer of Monty Python and the award-winning Fawlty Towers, Cleese has recently announced his return to BBC sitcom since […]

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The Oxford Student takes part in Impact Journalism Day Universities

For many university students and young people around the world, the 2016/2017 academic year has not been very hopeful. There is a sense that world leaders are shying away from addressing global problems such as climate change and forced migration, yet, as the generation with the greatest level of higher education, we are acutely aware […]

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Princeton Citizen Scientists aim to renew civic engagement

Article by Katie Peterson for The Daily Princetonian, Princeton’s official student newspaper. By 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6, over 500 University affiliates had packed Frist Campus Center. By the end of the day, 64 teach-ins had occurred, 13 University and community organizations had promoted their respective causes, and nearly 1500 people had participated in the campus-wide Day of Action, according […]

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SafeSpace: fighting loneliness, together

Article by Pressly Pratt for The Daily Californian, UC Berkley’s official student newspaper. UC Berkeley students are developing a website and mobile app to connect campus students experiencing mental health issues with other students who face similar experiences. The startup, called SafeSpace, placed first in the Improving Student Life category of UC Berkeley’s 2016 Big Ideas […]

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Medical student’s NGO supports STEM education in Nigeria

Article by Emily Liu for The Chronicle, Duke University’s official student publication. A Duke medical student’s NGO aims to expand career development options in science, technology engineering and math for youth in Nigeria. Teminioluwa Ajayi, a third-year medical student at Duke, co-founded Grow with Nigeria three years ago after moving to the United States when he was 15 […]

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Homeless Outreach Project: a friendly face for Manchester’s homeless

Article Emma Shanks for The Mancunion, the University of Manchester’s official student publication. The latest figures reveal that rough sleeping in Greater Manchester has risen by 41 per cent in the last year, and quadrupled since 2010, not to mention the soaring scale of sofa surfing and tenants in temporary accommodation omitted from governmental statistics. […]

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FaceCrop: The latest success story for Amazon Catalyst/UW partnership

Article by  Zachary Bonser for The Daily UW, The University of Washington’s official student publication. University of Washington student Jumana Karwa and colleague Saurav Tomar have begun development of a video compression program called FaceCrop, thanks to a little-known grant program called Amazon Catalyst and its partnership with the university. FaceCrop allows for otherwise lengthy […]

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Blast off: Oxford startup ‘Silo’ seeks to address shortcomings in student funding

Article by Chris Allnutt for The Oxford Student. Few students are happy with their finances, but the ramifications of a lack of funding amount to more than the occasional own-brand product or night in. A 2015 survey by Future Finance found that 24 per cent of students gamble to supplement their earnings, nearly 13 per cent […]

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New survey suggests Oxford students are the most unhappy in the UK

22% of students at Oxford and Oxford Brookes regret enrolling in higher education, according to a recent survey by Student Living (Sodexo). This result puts Oxford an astonishing ten percent ahead of its nearest rival, York; where a comparatively low 12 percent of students identified as unhappy with their university experience. “An epidemic of students […]

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