OUSU support for On Your Doorstep

This week, OUSU publishes the result of its survey on student attitudes towards homelessness, which was completed by over 1,100 Oxford students. Ninety-four per cent of respondents recognised that homelessness was a big problem in Oxford. Oxford has the second highest level of homelessness per capita in the country. However, many students indicated they were […]

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Oxford “closest” to gaining Living Wage status

A paper recommending that Oxford becomes an official Living Wage employer was handed to a University committee this week. During the committee meeting, students took to Wellington Square outside the University offices to demonstrate their solidarity for the campaign.  Supporters of the Living Wage carried banners, balloons and gave out cookies.  This most recent demonstration […]

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Hilda’s alumna picks up prestigious prize

St Hilda’s alumna Katherine Parkinson has won a BAFTA for her performance in the IT Crowd.  Parkinson played the lovable but slightly clueless Jen Barber in the popular Channel 4 comedy. She matriculated in 1996 to study Classics at the then all-girls college.  A Hilda’s second-year Classicist said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that we have a […]

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VIDEO: Police push “peaceful” Clegg protestors

Scroll down for full video Nick Clegg’s visit to Oxford yesterday was marred by what appears to be police aggression against protestors – caught exclusively on video by The Oxford Student. At one point, an officer appears to forcefully shove Wadham fresher Barnaby Raine, a prominent figure in the Oxford Activist Network. Raine later commented that police aggression towards peaceful […]

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“How you act has extremely important consequences”: open letter to the Oxford Union

The OUSU Women’s Campaign and It Happens Here have written an open letter to the Oxford Union in light of yesterday’s news regarding President Ben Sullivan. Mr Sullivan was arrested on suspicion of rape and attempted rape, and was released on bail without charge until June 18th. “In light of the arrest of the Oxford Union […]

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Garwood promoted to Union Librarian

Union Standing Committee member Leo Garwood has been promoted to the position of Librarian following the dramatic resignation of Kostas Chryssanthopoulos on Thursday. Garwood, a first-year PPE student at St John’s, is understood to be taking up the position – the de facto Vice President – immediately. Ben Sullivan, the society’s President, said in a statement: “I am delighted […]

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Oxford Union descends into civil war

The Oxford Union erupted into civil war tonight after Librarian Kostas Chryssanthopoulos stormed out of the weekly chamber motion and accused President Ben Sullivan of “shutting down debate” and lying to members. Chryssanthopoulos delivered the remarks in a speech he gave in place of his Librarian’s report. The Librarian told the chamber: “I joined the Oxford […]

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Union President agrees to pay own legal fees

The Union’s Standing Committee today voted to reverse their decision to pay their President Ben Sullivan’s legal expenses. Sullivan will now be liable to pay £1,200 for his legal action against national student newspaper firm The Tab. It was prompted by a Special Adjournment Motion that would have allowed all attendees at Thursday night’s debate […]

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Strip club mogul Peter Stringfellow fronts banned drinking society

An all-male drinking society banned from the premises at John’s is back in business – with infamous strip club mogul Peter Stringfellow as Honorary President. A series of photographs published on the Stringfellow’s website show several members of the King Charles Club dressed in suits and posing in London’s Carlton Club. Another shows the undergraduates […]

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