Varsity Line re-opening becomes closer

Image Credit: Dtcdthingy (CC BY-SA 3.0) Plans for the next stage of the re-opening of the Oxford to Cambridge Varsity line have been submitted to the Government. The line, more formally known as the East-West rail scheme, is scheduled to open fully in the mid 2020s, replacing its former incarnation which closed in the 1960s. […]

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Oxbridge colleges have a combined wealth of £21 billion

The Guardian has reported that Oxford and Cambridge university colleges hold a combined £21billion in wealth. This figure was calculated using a combination of freedom of information requests and audited accounts, to uncover the wealth distributed amongst estates, endowments, investments and other assets held by the nearly 70 colleges and institutions that comprise Oxbridge.   […]

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London ranked best city for students

The QS University Rankings have ranked London the best city in the world for students, beating thirty other major global cities such as Montreal, Paris and New York. It is, however, unclear as to whether this will continue to be the case in upcoming years. The International Student Survey, based on 67,000 prospective applicants, warned […]

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IFS finds students left with £50,800 debt

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), an independent economic think tank, has found that students in England leave university with an average of £50,800 in debt. A report published last Wednesday by the IFS states that students from the poorest backgrounds graduate with debt of £57,000 from a three-year degree. The report warned that there […]

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Bernie Sanders backs hope at the Oxford Union

Senator Bernie Sanders addressed the Oxford Union this afternoon, in a surprise event only announced a few days previously. He gave a characteristic stump speech, focusing on income and wealth inequality both in America and around the world. Many in the audience had been queuing for hours, and when finally the Senator arrived in the […]

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Exclusive: the Oxford Union announces new speakers for Trinity term

The Oxford Union has announced an additional four speakers to their already hugely varied term card line up, including ex-leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg. Details of the new speakers, and further confirmed times and dates, announced are below. To see the full details of the previously released events, go here. Nick Clegg – 30th […]

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Nadiya Hussain opens up about her panic disorder

In a talk yesterday at the Chipping Norton Literature festival, Nadiya Hussain spoke about the recent release of her new book, The Secret Life of the Amir Sisters. She won over the audience within seconds with her unfailing smile and down-to-earth, modest sense of humour: “Thanks for coming!” she said. “I never expect anyone to […]

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“Free education from cradle to grave”: John McDonnell comes to Oxford

As election campaigning gets underway across the country, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has spoken to the Oxford Student about Labour’s plans for education. Campaigning in Oxford’s Blackbird Leys area alongside outgoing Oxford East MP Andrew Smith and a group of Labour activists on Saturday, Mr McDonnell made a speech covering a wide range of topics […]

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