Fifth Week Blues?

Image description: blue smoke  Fifth Week Blues (fĭfth wēk blooz͞) pl.n . The burnout or unhappiness conventionally experienced by the students of Oxford during the fifth week of term. fifth week blues (fĭfth wēk blooz͞) pl.n . The burnout and unhappiness I experienced in the fifth week of term. One of the things I find […]

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Tutorials without tutors?

Image description: An empty classroom from the front. A hallmark of the University of Oxford’s educational approach is its tutorial system. Yet controversies and concerns about this system have risen over time. For example, in April 2015, Cherwell reported a controversy over comments made by Jonathan Black, head of Oxford’s Careers Service. According to Jonathan, […]

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Access at Oxford

The opinions in this article relate to the personal experience of the author Oxford has always had a reputation for being inaccessible and elitist. From societies like the Bullingdon Club to the trope of the Tory PPE student, this reputation is not entirely unfounded. And coming from a public school like Westminster, I was ashamed […]

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