Oxford Station closes

Image Credit: Matt Buck (CC-BY-SA-2.0) Since July 6, all rail services, passenger and freight, have been stopped from passing through Oxford Station as controversial construction plans get underway. The works are part of Network Rail’s plan to expand the rail capacity in the Oxford Corridor. Network Rail have outlined the project detailing as follows: “We […]

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Oxford and Cambridge co-ordinated responses to 2017 Pensions survey

Image Credit: Photo © Jonathan Billinger (cc-by-sa/2.0) It has been revealed that the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge collaborated in their responses to the Universities UK 2017 survey on the academics’ pensions. Universities UK (UUK) ran the survey on the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) to review the way academics’ pensions are managed. One issue arising from the survey, […]

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History Faculty abandons proposed changes to exam regulations

Image Credit: Photo © Jaggery (cc-by-sa/2.0) The History Faculty has recently U-turned on a decision to bring forward deadlines for thesis title submissions. The proposed changes were thought to be the solution to the time constraints felt by the Board of Examiners in finding examiners with appropriate expertise to mark theses. The faculty was required to consult students […]

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Queen’s JCR introduces a Transgender Representative

The Queen’s College’s JCR voted unanimously this week to introduce a Transgender Representative to its executive committee. The move sees Queen’s join Wadham, Magdalen, and Lady Margaret Hall, who all introduced equivalent positions earlier in the academic year, amongst others in providing a position to represent those who no longer identify with their birth gender. […]

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OxStu Previews: The Union Election

The Oxford Union presidential election will take place tomorrow, with the President and all officerships being contested. Candidates for all positions remain disproportionately male and privately educated. Members will have a choice between Daniel Wilkinson, a 2nd year PPEist, the presidential candidate for the ‘Progress’ slate, and Julian Kirk, a PPE finalist, who is leading […]

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