“Confusing and very difficult” – college suspension policies revealed

Suspension is becoming increasingly common in Oxford, having risen by 68% since 2011. Yet it continues to be an invisible side of university life and an investigation by The Oxford Student has found that there are considerable differences in the way that colleges treat suspended students. This gives lie to a commonly held assumption that […]

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College Open Day pay disparities revealed – see how your college ranks

One of the hard facts of Oxford life, obscure to most applicants but quickly apparent to newly-arrived freshers, is that some colleges are simply wealthier than others. Not all are fortunate enough to enjoy an unconditional academic grant of up to £344 at St. John’s for spending on anything from books to an iPad. Inequalities […]

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Transphobic tweets linked to Oxford sociology professor

Image Credit: Tom Gould. Description: St Cross College. Please note that this article contains explicit discussion of transphobic statements and images. Professor of Sociology and Fellow of St Cross College Michael Biggs has been posting transphobic statements online under the Twitter handle @MrHenryWimbush, The Oxford Student can reveal. The Twitter account, named Henry Wimbush and […]

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Intimidating aspects of Oxford politics discourage women from speaking

Despite the university’s history of producing prominent female politicians, the atmosphere of political discussion in Oxford does not encourage women to speak, say the women who completed a survey by The Oxford Student. Furthermore, when asked how often they spoke at political discussions, the most common response among those surveyed was “Hardly ever”, with many […]

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