Revealed: London has four times as many college outreach links as the North West

A wide regional disparity exists between college outreach links in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, The Oxford Student can reveal. Whilst there are 20 colleges that have links to areas within London, other regions have significantly fewer college outreach programmes with just four colleges having associations with the North West. Using data from the Office of […]

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Oxford beats Cambridge in QS rankings

In recently published QS rankings for 2019, Oxford University has come first in five subject areas including English Language & Literature, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Archaeology, Anthropology, and Geography, as well as the broad subject area of Arts and Humanities. This is the highest number of subject firsts in the UK and globally below only Harvard […]

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Tennis champion removed as LGBTQ ambassador for transphobic comments

Martina Navratilova, 18-times grand slam champion, has been removed as an ambassador from a US-based LGBTQ advocacy group, Athlete Ally, for transphobic comments published in the Sunday Times. She claimed that female transgender athletes were cheating because of their biological athletic superiority. She said in a tweet: “You can’t just proclaim yourself a female and […]

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“I almost always leave the room crying” – estranged students frustrated by lack of guarantees

Estranged students have reportedly been “left upset by the lack of guarantees” on accommodation and financial help. Freedom of Information requests and an anonymous survey sent out by The Oxford Student has revealed that the majority of colleges in Oxford University do not have an official policy on providing support for estranged students, instead opting for a case […]

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