In deference of dissent: Indian farmers’ protests and voices from the Oxford Indian community

Image description: Oxford students holding placards at protest In light of the recent farmers’ protests ongoing in India, a group of students from the Oxford South Asian Society (OxSAS), and Oxford India Society (OIS) decided to organise a solidarity protest on Saturday, 12th December 2020. On behalf of The Oxford Student, I have decided to […]

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A queer Christian perspective on the OICCU

TW: Homophobia, transphobia, queerphobia, islamophobia, ableism, sexual harassment Queerness and Christianity is a unique intersection of identities, one that many still see as conflicting. This is becoming more and more evident in Oxford, where Christian communities are – intentionally or not – alienating and rejecting LGBT+ people of faith.  Balancing my own faith and sexuality […]

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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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