Disarm Oxford Rebrands University Departments to Protest Against Arms Trade Links

Image Description: The sign of the Physics Department rebranded with a cardboard sign as “Department of Nuclear Weapons -> Destruction” (left) and The sign of the Mathematical Institute rebranded as “US Army Corp Training Unit” (right) Members of the student and alumni campaign Disarm Oxford on Monday created parody department signage to raise awareness about […]

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Oxford SU Council votes in support of waiving residency requirements for Hilary 2021

Image Description: An aerial view of Radcliffe Square  The SU Council has voted in favour of a motion in supporting demands from students that the University should waive its residency requirements for the foreseeable future. However, the University stands by its stance that it will not lift residency requirements in Hilary term, citing “the educational […]

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Jesus College clarifies policy that left international students ‘hung out to dry’

Jesus College was criticised for its policy regarding quarantine arrangements for students returning from international destinations at the start of next term, and has since provided more detail and guidance. On the 11th November, Jesus sent an email to students, indicating that their “preferred option” was that students returning from abroad discuss their situation with […]

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UPDATE: University to confirm all places after A-level U-turn

This article was originally titled: Colleges Change Admissions Policies Amidst Major U-Turn On A-Level Results but has been adjusted to reflect the latest news.  UPDATE: Oxford University has now released a statement confirming they will honour the places of all offer-holders whose Centre-Assessed Grades meet their conditional offer. The University now faces “capacity constraints both […]

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Oxford SU calls on University to admit all UK offer holders alongside Worcester College

The Sabbatical Officers of Oxford University Students’ Union (SU) have called on the University to admit all UK offer holders. This follows announcements from Worcester College which has confirmed the places of all of its UK applicants, as well as from Hertford College who have “accepted the majority of those who didn’t meet their offers”.  […]

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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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