Exclusive interview: Wuhan professor recounts city’s harrowing coronavirus response

The World Health Organisation recognised coronavirus as a global pandemic on 11th March. Today, over a quarter of the global population is under lockdown, and over 1 million cases have been confirmed globally. Wuhan city, in China’s Hubei province, the birthplace and original epicentre of the outbreak, has seen more than 50,000 coronavirus cases, with […]

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Dude, where’s my term? SU VP for Access and Academic Affairs discusses the fate of Trinity 2020

Ray Williams, SU Vice President for Access and Academic Affairs, has been in the rooms (nowadays the conference calls) where the university has been deciding its response to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an exclusive interview with The Oxford Student, we discuss some of the big questions on students’ minds, such as […]

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In Conversation: That Oxford Girl and its Student Ambassadors

Tilly Rose, the founder of That Oxford Girl, provides free resources for upcoming and current students at the University of Oxford through her blog, social media and her book, which we talked about in a 2019 interview: https://www.oxfordstudent.com/2019/05/07/that-oxford-girl-tilly-rose-on-access-at-oxford-and-her-new-book/. We chat to Tilly again about what has changed since the publication of her book. Tilly also […]

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Alexandra Wilson: Oxford graduate and barrister discusses social mobility, imposter syndrome and her career so far

After graduating from Oxford University in 2016 with a degree in PPE , Alexandra Wilson pursued a career at the Bar. Wilson is now a criminal and family law barrister at 5 St Andrew’s Hill and is a member of the Criminal Bar Association Social Mobility Committee. She has recently been given a portrait in University […]

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Mark Drakeford AM: Welsh First Minister discusses his Career, Oxbridge, and Brexit

Labour Assembly Member Mark Drakeford is known for his unassuming style of leadership. I was, I confess, taken aback slightly by Drakeford’s candour: particularly gutsy was his open indifference towards Oxbridge (especially as the Welsh Government has put improving access firmly on the agenda, through programmes like the Seren Network). My overall impression, however, was […]

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Jessica Searle, Merton Gender Equality rep, on gender inequality at Oxford

Image description: Jessica Searle, Merton Gender Equality rep  Jessica Searle is a 2nd year Mertonian studying Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. She was voted Gender Equality Representative by the JCR, a role made especially interesting by Merton celebrating 40 years since women were introduced into the college. Speaking to Jessica about what her role includes and […]

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