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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COVID-19 has no parallel in war. Our language should reflect this

Image description: Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Prime Minister Boris Johnson clapping outside 10 Downing Street It has become something of a trend to compare the COVID-19 crisis to war, with Donald Trump labelling himself “a wartime president”, Emmanuel Macron telling the French people: “nous sommes en guerre”, and New York governor Andrew Cuomo referring to […]

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DEBATE: Sir Keir Starmer’s election to the Labour leadership will make the Labour Party fit for government once again.

Image Description: Keir Starmer speaking at the 2020 Labour Party leadership election hustings in Bristol on the morning of Saturday 1 February 2020, in the Ashton Gate Stadium Lansdown Stand. FOR (Samuel Burns) – Starmer’s Labour Will Be A Force To Be Reckoned With Have no doubts – Keir Starmer’s opposition will be the most […]

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How effectively has the UK Government responded to COVID-19?

Image Description: British Government NHS coronavirus public information poster. The Government’s early response to the Covid-19 pandemic drew widespread criticism for its lack of robustness. Initial reports suggested that No. 10 favoured allowing the population to develop a natural “herd immunity” which would protect the most vulnerable. It is not yet clear whether delaying the […]

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Debate: positive discrimination prevents meritocracy

Image description: Magdalen College Improving access to students from  more disadvantaged backgrounds has rightly become the  priority for Oxbridge admissions. After all, no young person should be discriminated against “on the basis of the class they were born into”. The upper echelons of higher education should be open to all inspiring, budding young intellectuals and […]

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