Nominations reopened for Union Presidency amidst racism allegations

Union members today voted to re-open nominations in the election for President Elect of the Union. The only candidate, Jack Solomon, faced severe criticism following substantial allegations by the Secretary, Cansu Uyguroglu, of racist comments he had made in the past.  The remarks came to light on Wednesday and the allegations were then put directly […]

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ACS release open letter condemning university’s approach to black students

Image description: logo of The Oxford ACS The Oxford African and Caribbean Society (ACS) has released a letter to the University “voicing student concerns about racism, welfare and complaints and disciplinary procedures”. The Oxford ACS, alongside the University of Oxford JCR Presidents’ committee, as well as MCR presidents, write that this statement is following current […]

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Oxford releases statement on why ‘world events’ mean admissions statistics postponed

Oxford University has released a statement explaining its decision to postpone publication of its Undergraduate Admissions Report, which was revealed this morning by HuffPost UK after internal emails showed university staff being told ‘world events’ meant the release of the report was inappropriate. The statement reads: “The University of Oxford was scheduled to publish its […]

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Students release petition protesting handling of Christ Church race controversy

A group of Oxford students have created a petition responding to racially insensitive events which occurred during a Christ Church College JCR hustings, and the subsequent official statement released by the College today. The petition aims to bring to light the mistreatment of a black student, Melanie Onovo, who spoke out against the events of […]

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Open letter published concerning University Sexual Violence and Harassment Support Service

Image description: High Street in Central Oxford Speak Out Oxford and Oxford SU It Happens Here (IHH) have published an open letter to the Vice-Chancellor Louise Richardson, voicing concerns surrounding the University Sexual Violence and Harassment Support Service. The letter has been circulated mainly via JCR pages, with there also being a motion template for […]

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Worcester College launches new ‘In-College Rep’ Scheme

A new morale-boosting scheme for students who are social distancing at the University has officially launched, as Worcester College is the first to recruit its own ‘In-College Rep’. Beth Chamberlain, a student who is currently in University residence, has filled the ‘In-College Rep’ post at Worcester College. Speaking to The Oxford Student, Chambarlain emphasised that […]

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LGBTQ+ Soc Launches Zine

On Friday, the Oxford University LGBTQ+ Society published the first volume of ‘PRISM’, its new zine. Lewis Campbell-Smith, the Society’s Welfare Rep, organises and edits the magazine. It contains a range of photos, paintings, poems, music, and a recipe for cookies. In the zine, it says that “the goal of this e-magazine is to provide […]

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