Undergraduate Admissions Report shows record numbers from state schools

The University of Oxford has just published its annual Undergraduate Admissions Report, which provides details of the success rate of British undergraduate applications by educational, racial and socio-economic background as well as by subject and college. Now in its fourth year of publication, the report reveals that Oxford continues to attract students from all backgrounds, […]

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Student Spotlight: IntoGrad

IntoGrad is a new organisation working to increase the accessibility of postgraduate study, which has long been an issue. Here we find out more from Emma Lalande and Dom McGann, two postgraduate students studying at Oxford. What is IntoGrad? IntoGrad is a non-profit organisation that aims to demystify the postgraduate application process, and combat the […]

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Access at Oxford

The opinions in this article relate to the personal experience of the author Oxford has always had a reputation for being inaccessible and elitist. From societies like the Bullingdon Club to the trope of the Tory PPE student, this reputation is not entirely unfounded. And coming from a public school like Westminster, I was ashamed […]

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Student Spotlight: Ibz Mo

At the start of term, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ibrahim Mohammed, better known as Ibz Mo, for our ‘Student Spotlight’ series. Educational Influencer, YouTuber, Cambridge graduate, lawyer in the making, and now Oxford postgrad, Ibz’s resume is undeniably impressive. However, what really marks him out is his inspiring story and character. Anyone who […]

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University congregation votes to abolish graduate application fee

The University Congregation has voted to abolish the Graduate Application Fee by 419-380 votes. The £75 application fee, which had been criticised as undermining access and diversity efforts by discriminating against those from low-income backgrounds, will be phased out by 2024-25. The vote was on the resolution: ‘To commit the University to the abolition of […]

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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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Debate: positive discrimination prevents meritocracy

Image description: Magdalen College Improving access to students from  more disadvantaged backgrounds has rightly become the  priority for Oxbridge admissions. After all, no young person should be discriminated against “on the basis of the class they were born into”. The upper echelons of higher education should be open to all inspiring, budding young intellectuals and […]

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