Student Spotlight: Klaudia Krawiecka

Image Description: Klaudia Krawiecka In continuation of our ‘Student Spotlight’ series, we have Klaudia Krawiecka, a doctoral student in Cyber Security at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. She was recently shortlisted for the Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Awards in 2020 for her inspiring work in advocating for women’s representation in her department […]

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Sachini Imbuldeniya: the producer behind the poignant video ‘You Clap for Me Now’

Image Description: Photograph of creative director Sachini Imbuldeniya, producer of ‘You Clap for Me Now’.  Irrespective of the various, imposed-isolation activities Britons attempt to distract themselves with during the pandemic, one initiative encourages a weekly harmonious act of appreciation: every Thursday, at 8pm, we are all invited to ‘Clap for our Carers’. The campaign, earnestly […]

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Jacob Kelly: founder of the tutoring initiative promoting free education amid school closures

Image description: Corona Virus Tutoring Initiative Logo    On Wednesday 18th March 2020, much to the anticipated concerns of many parents, guardians and teachers, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the mandatory and indefinite closure of schools throughout the UK. Amongst the proliferation of anxious-driven questions surrounding examinations, predicted grades, home-schooling and childcare, an idea inspired […]

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In Conversation: That Oxford Girl and its Student Ambassadors

Tilly Rose, the founder of That Oxford Girl, provides free resources for upcoming and current students at the University of Oxford through her blog, social media and her book, which we talked about in a 2019 interview: https://www.oxfordstudent.com/2019/05/07/that-oxford-girl-tilly-rose-on-access-at-oxford-and-her-new-book/. We chat to Tilly again about what has changed since the publication of her book. Tilly also […]

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Mark Drakeford AM: Welsh First Minister discusses his Career, Oxbridge, and Brexit

Labour Assembly Member Mark Drakeford is known for his unassuming style of leadership. I was, I confess, taken aback slightly by Drakeford’s candour: particularly gutsy was his open indifference towards Oxbridge (especially as the Welsh Government has put improving access firmly on the agenda, through programmes like the Seren Network). My overall impression, however, was […]

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Jessica Searle, Merton Gender Equality rep, on gender inequality at Oxford

Image description: Jessica Searle, Merton Gender Equality rep  Jessica Searle is a 2nd year Mertonian studying Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. She was voted Gender Equality Representative by the JCR, a role made especially interesting by Merton celebrating 40 years since women were introduced into the college. Speaking to Jessica about what her role includes and […]

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