Tutorials without tutors?

Image description: An empty classroom from the front. A hallmark of the University of Oxford’s educational approach is its tutorial system. Yet controversies and concerns about this system have risen over time. For example, in April 2015, Cherwell reported a controversy over comments made by Jonathan Black, head of Oxford’s Careers Service. According to Jonathan, […]

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Jesus College clarifies policy that left international students ‘hung out to dry’

Jesus College was criticised for its policy regarding quarantine arrangements for students returning from international destinations at the start of next term, and has since provided more detail and guidance. On the 11th November, Jesus sent an email to students, indicating that their “preferred option” was that students returning from abroad discuss their situation with […]

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The mass exodus: 7 days to go home for Christmas

On Wednesday 11th November, the Government told universities to allocate departure dates during a “student travel window” between 3rd and 9th December, with a mass-testing programme rolling out between 30th November and 6th December, in order to minimise the risk of students spreading Covid-19 to other parts of the country.  Universities Minister Michelle Donelan, speaking […]

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