Rhodes Must Fall Oxford inspires Bristol students’ campaign against Wills Memorial Building

Students at the University of Bristol have demanded that the Wills Memorial Building, housing the School of Law and Department of Earth Sciences, be renamed due to its namesake’s profiting from the slave trade. The campaign was inspired by the Oxford student-led initiative to pressure Oriel College into removing Cecil Rhodes’ statue from its position […]

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Sir Michael Barber, Oxford Alumnus, announced as preferred candidate for Chair of the Office of Students

On 7 February 2017, the Department for Education announced Sir Michael Barber as the preferred candidate to become the Chair of the Office for Students, the OfS. The Office is a new public body to be established by the Higher Education and Research Bill. It seeks to combine the operations of the Higher Education Funding […]

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Scientists at Oxford win funding to develop new research into health and the environment

Two scientists from Oxford University have been awarded an £80,000 fellowship to develop their research into health and renewable energy sources. Tim Sudmeier’s project looks at creating ammonia through electrolysis in order to store electricity from wind farms and other renewable energy sources. The other project, led by Tom Fleming, has been researching drugs that […]

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Government pledges student loans for EU students starting courses in 2017

On 11 October, the Department for Education announced that EU students applying for undergraduate courses starting next year will receive student loans covering the tuition fees for their whole degree, regardless of Brexit. Under current regulations, full tuition fee funding is available for all UK and EU students for the duration of their undergraduate degrees. […]

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NUS redoubles call to scrap Prevent

The National Union of Students (NUS) has today renewed demands for the government’s Prevent strategy to be scrapped. The fresh calls come following the publication of a Home Affairs Select Committee report on radicalisation and countering extremism. The report published this morning said that internet giants such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter were “consciously failing” to […]

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