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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Careers Fair criticised by Disarm Oxford campaign for arms industry and Huawei stalls

Since Tuesday, students have been busy protesting the Careers Fair’s hosting of arms and fossil fuels companies. The Oxford Careers Service’s Virtual Science, Engineering, and Technology Fair hosted companies involved in continued and increased oil extraction and exploration including BP, Equinor, and Schulumberger. The arms industry was represented by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, GMV, […]

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Recalibrating Liberalism

Image description: A drawing of the Statue of Liberty and some people arriving to America by boat. The liberalism I’m interested in isn’t the conventional, American sense of ‘liberal’ – but the older and classical variety. It’s the liberalism that warns against the excesses of state authority and champions civil liberties, constitutionalism and the rule […]

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Students call for University action against ‘transphobic’ professors

Image description: Two people walking away from the camera, one wrapped in a trans pride flag. CW: Transphobia More than 500 students and alumni at Oxford have come together to sign an open letter condemning “two professors with a history of transphobia”. The letter expresses disappointment and distress over the controversial appointment of professors Selina […]

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