Trinity JCR axe “heteronormative” marriages

Trinity College JCR has voted to change their system for selecting College marriages after pressure from students and campaigners who labelled the existing system “heteronormative”. While College marriages will still be allocated by ballot, the new system will not privilege heterosexual marriages. Instead, the ballot will allocate students into pairs with no reference to gender. […]

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Norrington Table 2014

Merton has re-established its reputation as Oxford’s brainiest college by taking the top spot in this year’s Norrington Table. St John’s moved into second up from third last year and Worcester jumped eight places from 11th to third. New College, last year’s table toppers, were demoted to fourth. At the bottom of the table Somerville, […]

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Contact hours chasm: are you getting bang for your buck?

The results of an Oxford Student investigation into tutorial contact hours have revealed large gaps in the tuition time provided for humanities students across colleges. While the University admissions website claims that “all Oxford colleges have the same high academic standards”, the results of this investigation suggest significant differences in the quantity of teaching provision. […]

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Drugs, drunkards and debauchery: colleges reveal worst behaviour

For most students the dreaming spires evoke calmness and contemplation – but new documents uncovered by The Oxford Student reveal the University’s wilder side. Dispatching Freedom of Information requests to all 38 undergraduate colleges, The Oxford Student sought to lift the lid on student high-jinks. What followed were tales of drugs, drunkards and debauchery. Newly […]

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