The YHA, where some formerly homeless people are being housed.

Oxford University joins City Council effort to house rough sleepers

The Saïd Business School, University College, and Pembroke College, alongside commercial hotels, are partnering with the Oxford City Council to free up 121 rooms to house rough sleepers. In late March, the government told councils it was “imperative” to house rough sleepers. Residents of shelters including O’Hanlon House and the recently opened Floyds Row had […]

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University defends grad rent increase

A spokesman for Oxford University has defended the university’s decision to increase graduate rent by 5.8% next academic year. Speaking to The Oxford Student, he said that “inflation at 4% and an increase of 1.8% per annum … to reflect depreciation costs” were the reason for the hike. Moreover, he implied that further rent increases […]

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Tensions continue over Christ Church accommodation

Christ Church students have criticised the College’s handling of its accommodation crisis, complaining about last-minute rule changes and a lack of information. Although the College has now secured alternative accommodation for those who would have been forced to live out next year due to the planned renovations of Peckwater Quad, changes to ballot regulations have […]

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Oriel common room to hold scholarly debate

Oriel is holding a JCR-wide referendum after a motion to stop Scholars and Exhibitioners from having priority the annual accommodation ballot was proposed at a recent JCR meeting. The motion, proposed by JCR Accommodation Officer Innes Taylor, polarised the meeting. In a lengthy debate, some argued that the college should encourage academic performance by rewarding […]

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