Oxford releases statement on why ‘world events’ mean admissions statistics postponed

Oxford University has released a statement explaining its decision to postpone publication of its Undergraduate Admissions Report, which was revealed this morning by HuffPost UK after internal emails showed university staff being told ‘world events’ meant the release of the report was inappropriate. The statement reads: “The University of Oxford was scheduled to publish its […]

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RevYou Week 5 – What’s the most memorable thing you’ve done since coming to Oxford?

Each week we’ll be releasing a question for readers to answer, and producing an article reviewing the best submissions received. So are you bored? Isolated? Think you can submit some banging chat? Send your (anonymous) answers to the RevYou, and you can have them discussed, mocked, attacked, and maybe even praised… This week’s question is […]

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How Oxford failed on lecture capture for disabled students

Disabled students promised access to recorded lectures have been consistently denied this support by the University since its recommended implementation in 2016, an Oxford Student investigation has found. Further, support was denied despite the University recording all lectures this term, as part of all teaching being conducted remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many disabled […]

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RevYou Week 2 – Who (past, present or fictional) would you want to quarantine with and why?

Each week we’ll be releasing a question for readers to answer, and producing an article reviewing the best submissions received. So are you bored? Isolated? Think you can submit some banging chat? Send your (anonymous) answers to the RevYou, and you can have them discussed, mocked, attacked, and maybe even praised… This week’s question is […]

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Oxford University passes resolution banning investment in fossil fuels

Oxford University has passed a motion requiring its endowment fund to divest from all direct investments in fossil fuel companies, and end future investment in funds that primarily hold stock in fossil fuel companies. The motion further requires endowment managers to request evidence of plans to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions from companies across Oxford’s […]

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Dude, where’s my term? SU VP for Access and Academic Affairs discusses the fate of Trinity 2020

Ray Williams, SU Vice President for Access and Academic Affairs, has been in the rooms (nowadays the conference calls) where the university has been deciding its response to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an exclusive interview with The Oxford Student, we discuss some of the big questions on students’ minds, such as […]

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Returning Officer accused of rigging OUCA election

The Oxford University Conservative Association’s (OUCA) latest election results were challenged this week following allegations that the Returning Officer prevented members from voting. Following his unsuccessful run for the OUCA presidency, Kofoworola Braithwaite, the Association’s current Communications Director, lodged a complaint of electoral malpractice against Matthew Benson, the Returning Officer. Braithwaite alleged that Benson purposefully […]

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Oxford virtual reality company receives multi-million dollar grant

A start-up founded by an Oxford Professor of Psychiatry has received €11.9 million in funding to extend its operations into the USA and to continue expanding its current undertakings. Oxford VR, a company that seeks to offer virtual reality based therapy for psychological disorders, received the funding from a variety of venture capital firms, including […]

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