Oxford University releases its first annual admissions report

Oxford’s first ever Annual Admissions Statistical Report has shed light on widespread underrepresentation amongst its student body. The report, published on Wednesday, details Oxford admissions statistics over a five-year period from 2013 to 2017. Data is examined with regard to several areas: overall numbers, domicile, nation and region, disadvantage, school type, gender, ethnicity and disability. […]

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Moving the dialogue surrounding Oxbridge BME students beyond Lammy’s ‘social apartheid’ narrative

“Social apartheid”, “fiefdoms of privilege”, “centuries of entrenched privilege” – such are the damning, yet also all too familiar, condemnatory remarks recently aimed at Oxford and Cambridge by MP David Lammy. According to Lammy: “Only one in four Cambridge colleges made offers to black British students in every year between 2010 and 2015 […] And each year […]

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OUSU to hold diversity conference

The ‘I, too, am Oxford’ campaign is to be extended after receiving funding from OUSU to hold a conference on race issues. The motion to donate £400 to fund ‘BME Conference: Dissidence in an Era of Diversity’ was passed unanimously by OUSU Council last Wednesday. Both Pembroke and Wadham had already agreed to donate towards […]

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Student leaders claim “We Are All Oxford” is “misguided” and “unacceptable” as parody accounts run wild

Leaders of OUSU and the African and Caribbean Society last night criticised “We are all Oxford” (WAAO). Tom Rutland, OUSU President, claimed the project was “misguided” and admitted that a Facebook link an OUSU officer made to the page last week was a mistake. Similarly, ACS president Hope Levy-Shepherd critiqued the project as “well-meaning” but […]

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