EXCLUSIVE: University advisor explains why Oxford WON’T offer in-college testing

Following news that Cambridge University would be conducting weekly, in-college testing of asymptomatic students, many students at Oxford have expressed concerns as to why their university had not announced a similar policy. The University has now offered an official response exclusively to The Oxford Student, explaining their testing system, and why they do not have […]

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UPDATE: University to confirm all places after A-level U-turn

This article was originally titled: Colleges Change Admissions Policies Amidst Major U-Turn On A-Level Results but has been adjusted to reflect the latest news.  UPDATE: Oxford University has now released a statement confirming they will honour the places of all offer-holders whose Centre-Assessed Grades meet their conditional offer. The University now faces “capacity constraints both […]

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University admissions statement released: “over half of missed offers admitted”

The University of Oxford has today released an official statement on the controversy surrounding this year’s admissions, specifically the handling of UK A-Level results, after a significant number (40%) of grades were downgraded by Ofqual, and many Oxford offer-holders missed their target grades. The University has stated that “over half of students who missed their […]

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Affordable Housing absent from Magdalen planning applications despite local concerns

An investigation has revealed that in 2018, Magdalen College obtained planning permission for a housing development that did not include affordable housing. The site was sold in January 2020, but the current plans are those submitted by the College. Developments of this scale usually require a certain number of ‘affordable homes’, but Magdalen was able […]

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Dangerous Nostalgia

Image Description: Cracked rose-tinted glasses “Rose-colored glasses are never made in bifocals. Nobody wants to read the small print in dreams.” — Ruth Crowley (writing under her pen name: Ann Landers) To think a thought of longing, For days to dream upon, To hope for times gone once before, Yet know these times are gone. […]

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Heartbreak at Oxford

Image Description: A paper heart hanging from some string. You don’t sleep, you don’t eat, and you won’t understand what it’s like unless you’ve been there. There are some surprising similarities between having your heart broken and studying for an undergraduate degree at Oxford. This is what we can learn from the double ordeal of […]

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