Oxford’s mental health care lottery

  A significant proportion of students who have suspended their studies for mental health reasons have expressed their dissatisfaction at the level of support provided by their colleges during their period of suspension. In an investigation conducted by The Oxford Student, 72 percent of students indicated that they felt that they were not provided with sufficient levels of support during their period away from college. This contrasts […]

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High levels of harassment at Univ

University College has revealed that there were five instances of sex-related harassment in the last academic year. Of these allegations, three were made against staff, whilst two were made against students. One staff member left the College’s employment as a result of the complaint. Whilst the majority of allegations were made by students, one was […]

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Floods postpone Guild Ball

The Oxford Guild has been forced to postpone their masquerade ball after the planned site has been affected by floods. The Business Society had planned to hold their ball at Ardington House, near Wallingford, this Saturday, but were forced to postpone the event after flooding at the riverside site. The Ball will now take place […]

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Regent’s LGBTQ rep makes a name change

Regent’s Park JCR will change the name of its LGBTQ officer to ‘Sexuality and Gender Officer’ after a successful motion in a recent meeting. Will Tomsett, LGBTQ Officer, told the meeting that he felt that “the current name excludes many gender issues which people might feel are not being catered for.” “By making this change, […]

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Tampons take over the Radcliffe Camera

Students decorated the Radcliffe Camera with tampon-themed bunting this week to highlight problems faced by women and girls in developing countries. Members of the committee of the University’s Oxfam group placed the bunting around the railings on Monday as part of a “Tampon Takeover” campaign to improve provision of sanitary products in developing countries. The […]

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Oxford named the best UK university

Newly released university rankings have declared Oxford the best university in the UK and third globally. The annual QS World University Rankings listed Oxford as first in the world in modern languages, geography and English. The university placed third overall in the world, behind Harvard and MIT who ranked first in eleven and nine subjects […]

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Meat free Mondays for Wadhamites

Wadham is aiming to go meat-free on Mondays after students passed an SU motion in favour of the change. The SU (equivalent to a JCR) meeting on Sunday was told that excessive meat consumption was harmful to the environment and it could also lead to an increased risk of certain illnesses like bowel cancer. The […]

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St Hilda’s shown to receive weakest applications

Figures released by the University have revealed wide disparities in the strength of applicants to different Oxford colleges. Analysis done by The Oxford Student has shown that the strongest applicants overwhelmingly apply to Worcester, Brasenose, Magdalen, Merton and New, whilst St Hilda’s, St Hugh’s, St Peter’s and Mansfield had the weakest applicants choose to apply to their respective colleges. St Hilda’s, who received the lowest quality applicants […]

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Univ JCR criticises Oxford’s oil and gas investment

Univ JCR have passed a motion condemning Oxford University’s association with oil and gas companies and have encouraged the College’s Governing Body to divest from all fossil fuel investments. The motion, proposed by Alex Morley, slammed fossil fuels investments as “socially irresponsible and inconsistent with the educational objectives of the University”. The motion stated, “The […]

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“Reckless” vandals damage equipment at Wadham

Wadham students have been accused of “acting like reckless and spoilt children” in an email sent by their SU President Anya Metzer. The angry message, sent on Wednesday fifth week, comes after expensive audiovisual equipment was tampered with. Metzer labelled the perpetrators “selfish, irresponsible [and] ungrateful.” Metzer also suggested that the incident might necessitate the […]

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“This house believes Thatcher saved Britain”

This week’s debate began with mixed tidings.  Union President Paulina Ivanova opened proceedings with the unfortunate news that Ken Livingston, a speaker for the opposition, would be unable to make the debate following  the cancellation of trains from London due to flooding.  The audience were not left regretting the loss long.  Ivanova quickly softened the […]

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