Revealed: London has four times as many college outreach links as the North West

A wide regional disparity exists between college outreach links in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, The Oxford Student can reveal. Whilst there are 20 colleges that have links to areas within London, other regions have significantly fewer college outreach programmes with just four colleges having associations with the North West. Using data from the Office of […]

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New colleges for state school students would be a disaster

We’re all familiar with the usual discourse surrounding Oxbridge and state school admissions – Oxford needs to tackle its access problem urgently. Andrew Adonis, Labour peer and former Transport Secretary, has recently pitched a brand-new suggestion: opening new colleges aimed solely at applicants from state school backgrounds. In January, Adonis stated in The Guardian that […]

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The Westminster School, London, averages 70-80 Oxbridge places for its students per year.

Eight top schools get as many Oxbridge places as the next 2894 UK state schools combined, according to Sutton Trust report

Image credit: Cmglee. Description: the Westminster School, London, the students of which get 70-80 Oxbridge places per year. Eight top schools have as many Oxbridge admissions as the next 2894 UK schools combined, according to a new report by the Sutton Trust. The Trust suggests that little has changed regarding access to opportunity at Oxbridge […]

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Diversity in the Dreaming Spires: three #PresidentsOfColour on the Bullingdon Club photo recreation, current Oxford access landscape and community belonging following last year’s undergraduate admissions statistics

Image credit: Manish Binukrishnan It’s nearly half a year since the Oxford published its first Annual Admissions Report, which made headlines in University and national circles for the disparities in the demographics of students admitted as undergraduates to Oxford.  Less than a month after the report’s publication, a community of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic […]

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“Admissions practices not nearly as bad as they are painted out to be”, says Vice-Chancellor

Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, appeared as a panellist during today’s event at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. The event was titled “Confronting Illiberalism: The Role of the Media, Civil Society and Universities” and included three panel discussions, one on which the focus was on how universities can face the challenges of illiberalism. […]

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Interviewing Joe Seddon: Mansfield College graduate and CEO and founder of non-profit startup Access Oxbridge

Image Credit: Joe Seddon Joe Seddon is the founder and CEO of Access Oxbridge. He graduated from Mansfield College, Oxford in July 2018 with a First-Class Degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) but he comes from Morley, Yorkshire, where most of the schools are disadvantaged. The admissions statistics show that Mansfield offers 88% of […]

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