“Nepotism is not a substitute for friendship”: Union Access Officer resigns amid controversial appointments

An Oxford Union Access Officer, Beth Chamberlain, resigned her position on 12 July, condemning the society as “full of pseudo-politicos and sycophants” and having been left feeling “abused and taken advantage of” by colleagues and friends on committee in her letter of resignation, obtained by The Oxford Student. To read her full letter, click here. In […]

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Two RISE slate officers found guilty of electoral malpractice

An Oxford Union election tribunal has found two candidates in the society’s elections guilty of electoral malpractice. The ‘Rise’ slate’s candidates for Secretary; Lee Chin Wee, and its intended candidate for Librarian; Ayman D’Souza, who had seemingly by accident nominated for Treasurer, were found guilty of hindering the duties of the Returning Officer and communicating […]

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Oxford students express solidarity with Hong Kong protestors

Oxford University students and staff, many having connections with Hong Kong, gathered outside the Radcliffe Camera on Thursday evening in a silent protest against the recent political turmoil in the special administrative region, particularly the passage of the Extradition Law Amendment Bill and the ensuing protests. After convening outside the front entrance of the Radcliffe […]

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Major University departments will not pay student workers for July Open Days

The Oxford Student can reveal that there will be large disparities in how much students from different departments and faculties will be paid for working at the July Open days. The Open Days take place across the University each year in both colleges and departments and faculties. Students working for the departments/faculties of History, Politics […]

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Union slate Rise nominates two treasurers after allegedly ticking wrong box

Four candidates have nominated for the office of Treasurer in the upcoming Oxford Union elections after proposed candidate for Librarian Ayman D’Souza appears to have nominated for the wrong office. D’Souza, an elected member of the Union’s Standing Committee, had been announced as the Librarian candidate for the ‘Rise’ slate led by current Librarian Sara […]

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Overseas student fees to increase by an unprecedented 10% after consultancy body ‘overruled’

Fees for overseas students taking courses at Oxford are set to increase by 10.2% in the coming year (2019/2020) across more than 45 undergraduate courses, including PPE, Mathematics, Physics and History. The increase comes after the advice of a consultancy body consisting of University, college, and student nominees, which did not support the exceptional increase, […]

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Oxford University introduces new Positive Action Targeted Studentships to AHRC doctoral training programme

Oxford University’s world-renowned Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) have been awarded 11 PhD studentships through the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) programme. The  Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) offer cultural and heritage institutions the opportunity of hosting doctoral researchers based at UK universities. The scheme […]

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