Corpus JCR calls on Vice-Chancellor to “reconsider” plans for new college

Corpus Christi JCR has published an open letter calling on Louise Richardson, Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor, and Professor Lionel Tarrassenkothe, the provisional Head of House, to stop the establishment of the proposed new postgraduate college, provisionally named ‘Parks College’. The JCR’s open letter criticised the development of the new college for showing  “a shocking disregard for the […]

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Revealed: London has four times as many college outreach links as the North West

A wide regional disparity exists between college outreach links in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, The Oxford Student can reveal. Whilst there are 20 colleges that have links to areas within London, other regions have significantly fewer college outreach programmes with just four colleges having associations with the North West. Using data from the Office of […]

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“I almost always leave the room crying” – estranged students frustrated by lack of guarantees

Estranged students have reportedly been “left upset by the lack of guarantees” on accommodation and financial help. Freedom of Information requests and an anonymous survey sent out by The Oxford Student has revealed that the majority of colleges in Oxford University do not have an official policy on providing support for estranged students, instead opting for a case […]

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Magdalen BME Officer renamed to account for wider range of ethnic identities, including Welsh, Scottish and Irish

During a GM at Magdalen on Sunday 10th February, a motion was passed to change the title of the JCR “BME” Representative to JCR “Racial and Ethnic Minorities (RaEM)” Representative.  The motion was passed alongside continuing talks about the refurbishment of the college’s JCR. The JCR noted that the terms used to refer to the […]

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