Number of undergraduate students declaring a disability rises to 18%, annual report finds

Image Description: An aerial view of Oxford including the Radcliffe Camera, All Souls College and the High Street. The University of Oxford this week revealed that the number of undergraduates declaring a disability has now risen to 18% of the total student body. The largest single group reported mental health conditions, with 26.9% of this group […]

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Diversify your discipline: Oxford humanities and social sciences students call for a more diverse curriculum

Image description: open book with fluttering pages on black background Oxford students from a variety of disciplines have called for departments to diversify curricula and reading lists over the past couple of weeks. Students studying Politics, History, English, Philosophy, Linguistics, and Music, amongst others, are pushing for better Black and minority ethnic representation on reading […]

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Nominations reopened for Union Presidency amidst racism allegations

Union members today voted to re-open nominations in the election for President Elect of the Union. The only candidate, Jack Solomon, faced severe criticism following substantial allegations by the Secretary, Cansu Uyguroglu, of racist comments he had made in the past.  The remarks came to light on Wednesday and the allegations were then put directly […]

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ACS release open letter condemning university’s approach to black students

Image description: logo of The Oxford ACS The Oxford African and Caribbean Society (ACS) has released a letter to the University “voicing student concerns about racism, welfare and complaints and disciplinary procedures”. The Oxford ACS, alongside the University of Oxford JCR Presidents’ committee, as well as MCR presidents, write that this statement is following current […]

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Black Lives Matter protest held in Oxford

Image description: Protestors in South Park A socially-distanced peaceful protest organised by ‘Black Lives Matter Oxford’ took place on the afternoon of Wednesday 3rd June, attracting hundreds of demonstrators to South Park, Oxford. The socially-distanced demonstration was originally planned to go forward in Bonn Square, but as demand increased in the days before the event, […]

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Open letter published concerning University Sexual Violence and Harassment Support Service

Image description: High Street in Central Oxford Speak Out Oxford and Oxford SU It Happens Here (IHH) have published an open letter to the Vice-Chancellor Louise Richardson, voicing concerns surrounding the University Sexual Violence and Harassment Support Service. The letter has been circulated mainly via JCR pages, with there also being a motion template for […]

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Mentoring start-up ‘Zero Gravity’ launched today by founder of Access Oxbridge

Zero Gravity, a new digital mentoring start-up, has launched today. Building on the success of Access Oxbridge, Zero Gravity seeks to pair students looking to apply to any university with undergraduate mentors from Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities. Students will receive mentoring and application advice via the Zero Gravity app up to and beyond receiving […]

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