Anonymous donor gives £625,000 to Jesus College to support access programme

Oxford’s ‘Welsh College’ has received a £625,000 investment for access from, a single, anonymous donor. The mystery donor was identified as a former student, who is “keen to support its programme to encourage Welsh students from all backgrounds to apply to study at the College” Jesus College has gained an informal reputation as Oxford’s ‘Welsh’ […]

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Donor backlash as St John’s embarks on a project to explore its colonial past

According to sources of The Telegraph, the President of St John’s College, Professor Maggie Snowing, is facing criticism from donors for supporting attempts to explore the college’s colonial past.  Benefactors of the college are thought to have threatened to withhold donations over the issue. The backlash has followed a job advert posted by the college […]

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Corpus JCR calls on Vice-Chancellor to “reconsider” plans for new college

Corpus Christi JCR has published an open letter calling on Louise Richardson, Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor, and Professor Lionel Tarrassenkothe, the provisional Head of House, to stop the establishment of the proposed new postgraduate college, provisionally named ‘Parks College’. The JCR’s open letter criticised the development of the new college for showing  “a shocking disregard for the […]

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“I almost always leave the room crying” – estranged students frustrated by lack of guarantees

Estranged students have reportedly been “left upset by the lack of guarantees” on accommodation and financial help. Freedom of Information requests and an anonymous survey sent out by The Oxford Student has revealed that the majority of colleges in Oxford University do not have an official policy on providing support for estranged students, instead opting for a case […]

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