St Hilda’s JCR establishes Class Liberation Officer

St Hilda’s JCR have passed a motion to establish a Class Liberation Officer, who will represent members of the JCR from socio-economically disadvantaged and working-class backgrounds. The motion, proposed by Charles Ors and seconded by Nina Chatrath, notes that people from working-class backgrounds are under-represented at Oxford and asserts that they suffer from ‘microaggressions’ and […]

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Worcester College gives Distinguished Visiting Fellowship to Sir Ian McKellen

The veteran actor Sir Ian McKellan has been elected a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Worcester College, a three-year appointment which can be renewed. Sir Ian is expected to visit the college twice a year, giving ‘in conversation’ events and masterclasses for students. He is also involved in developing several apps with the Provost of Worcester, […]

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Goodluck Jonathan discusses gay rights, business and Boko Haram at the Union

Yesterday evening, the former Nigerian president Dr Goodluck Jonathan addressed the Oxford Union to speak about education and business reform during his presidency. When the floor opened for questions, he was asked about poverty in Nigerian and government corruption, gender disparity, the criminalisation of same-sex marriage, and western and Chinese influences in Africa. In his […]

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Government pledges student loans for EU students starting courses in 2017

On 11 October, the Department for Education announced that EU students applying for undergraduate courses starting next year will receive student loans covering the tuition fees for their whole degree, regardless of Brexit. Under current regulations, full tuition fee funding is available for all UK and EU students for the duration of their undergraduate degrees. […]

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Eighth week election round-up

Conservatives The termly elections for positions on the Oxford University Conservative Association took place on 2 March at The Mitre. Harrison Edmonds, of University College, the Secretary in Hilary, was returned as President-elect. He secured 121 votes, giving him a 10 vote lead over his opponent, Wojciech Woźnicki of Christ Church, lately the Political Officer. Edmonds, a second […]

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News from over the Vac

Oxford University finishes top in THE rankings The Times Higher Education Supplement revised its university rankings over the vacation, placing Oxford first in Europe. UK institutions dominated the top 10 results, with Cambridge coming in a close 2nd, followed by Imperial College London (3rd), University College London (5th), London School of Economics and Political Science (6th), University of […]

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OUSU Executive changes voted in

OUSU’s Council has voted to change its Executive. The proposals, which the Oxford Students understands were accepted at Wednesday’s meeting, will see elected Part Time Officers replaced by Campaign Chairs and two Common Room Presidents. The Executive meets four times a term and currently consists of six Sabbatical Officers and 21 Part Time Officers elected […]

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