Affordable Housing absent from Magdalen planning applications despite local concerns

An investigation has revealed that in 2018, Magdalen College obtained planning permission for a housing development that did not include affordable housing. The site was sold in January 2020, but the current plans are those submitted by the College. Developments of this scale usually require a certain number of ‘affordable homes’, but Magdalen was able […]

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University confirms it is considering alternative arrangements for 2021 exams

Image description: students sit exams in person in sports hall The University has confirmed that it plans to assess some students remotely in some of their Trinity term exams. This comes following Wednesday’s email to English students stating that on the advice of the University Registry, it would not be possible to ‘plan in-person exams […]

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Oxford leads the race for a vaccine

The University of Oxford’s ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 is the world-leading vaccine candidate, according to the Chief Scientist of the World Health Organisation.  Phase 1 trial results released earlier today suggest that the vaccine is “safe, tolerated and immunogenic”. It may also offer “double protection” against the deadly virus. The British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneza is helping developing […]

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Oxford students set to help charities tackle the impact of COVID-19

Image Description: People sitting around a table with their laptops, working together Oxford students have joined a national consultancy effort to support local charities that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Six Degrees Oxford, a sustainability consultancy group, has partnered with the COVID-19 Student Response Network (CSRN), led by University of Bristol students. […]

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Number of undergraduate students declaring a disability rises to 18%, annual report finds

Image Description: An aerial view of Oxford including the Radcliffe Camera, All Souls College and the High Street. The University of Oxford this week revealed that the number of undergraduates declaring a disability has now risen to 18% of the total student body. The largest single group reported mental health conditions, with 26.9% of this group […]

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Diversify your discipline: Oxford humanities and social sciences students call for a more diverse curriculum

Image description: open book with fluttering pages on black background Oxford students from a variety of disciplines have called for departments to diversify curricula and reading lists over the past couple of weeks. Students studying Politics, History, English, Philosophy, Linguistics, and Music, amongst others, are pushing for better Black and minority ethnic representation on reading […]

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Petition calls for proper action “against racist and classist discrimination” from Oxford University

Image Description: Christ Church College, Oxford University  CW: Racism A group of Oxford University students have written an open letter and petition calling for “Oxford University to take action against racist and classist discrimination”. In light of the JCR Cake Representative Hustings at Christ Church and more recent behaviour by a former College Boat Club […]

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OULC logo on top of an illustration of a student looking onto a lecture theatre portrayed as a glass box

OULC open letter: Oxford must continue lecture recordings for disabled students

Image description: OULC logo on top of an illustration of a student looking onto a lecture theatre portrayed as a glass box Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) have written and circulated an “Open Letter on the Provision of Lecture Recordings for Disabled Students”, written by their disabilities representative. The open letter (signable here), posted on […]

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