Revealed: Balliol’s shameful treatment of disabled student

(Photo is taken from one of the emails seen by The Oxford Student: certain phrases have been removed to protect the student’s anonymity) Balliol College has been accused of creating a “toxic environment” for students with mental health disabilities, after one student has claimed she was “effectively forced out” of the college by unsympathetic tutors. […]

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Study drugs can kill, warn Oxford University medical professionals

Oxford students were given a serious warning this week against using ‘study drugs’, with medical professionals claiming that such drugs can cause heart attacks and even death if taken without a doctor’s prescription. ‘Study drugs’, including modafinil, ritalin, and adderrall, have become increasingly popular among British students in recent years. It is expected that a […]

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Alumn hand back degrees to protest against limited divestment

Sixty eight Oxford University alumni have symbolically returned their degree certificates in  in response to the University’s decision to continue to invest in fossil fuels. On 23rd May, alumni queued up outside of the University offices in Wellington square dressed in gowns and mortars in order to “return” their certificates. Those who have pledged include […]

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Trinity vote to endorse gender-segregated social events

Students at Trinity College have voted against mandating that the JCR endorse only mixed-gendered curries, despite complaints from students. Sunday’s vote also lead to an overwhelming condemnation of the song “Chicago” – widely viewed as sexist – being sung at JCR-sanctioned events. The proposed change to the JCR’s curry events, whereby they would be non-gendered, […]

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OULC and OUCA societies duke out debate

Pacquiao warmed up for ‘the fight of the century,’ Oxford’s two political society heavyweights stepped into the ring to debate the election. With just five days to go until the country decides, the Oxford University Conservative Association (OUCA) and the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) both argued why their party should be leading the country […]

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Sub fusc here to stay, suggests student poll

Almost 70  percent of Oxford students plan to vote in favour of keeping sub fusc compulsory, a poll conducted by The Oxford Student suggests. The results, extrapolated from 578 responses to a survey into students’ voting habits, show significant support for the traditional academic uniform, with just 22 percent saying they will vote to make […]

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Formal fury as New College sweep in with punitive gown fines

Several students at New College have expressed concern over the introduction of fines to enforce the wearing of formal attire. At the end of 0th Week, the College announced to students that all diners at formal dinner must wear formal gowns and that failure to comply would result in a fine. An email from the JCR Food […]

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Oxford West MP under fire for fox hunting stance

Oxford MP Nicola Blackwood has come under fire from student activists this week for her apparent support of legal fox hunting. Blackwood, Conservative MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has signalled her support for a bill to legalise fox hunting, which was banned in 2004. She claims the original ban was “introduced undemocratically”, and she […]

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Castle Mill “contamination” sparks student fury

A local environmental campaigner has urged concern over possible ground contamination at the Castle Mill graduate accommodations. The blog Castle Mill Contamination argues that measures taken to prevent exposure of construction workers and residents to brownfield contaminants have been too weak. Others, including University officials and City Councillors, are not convinced of the danger. Before […]

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