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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St Hilda’s shown to receive weakest applications

Figures released by the University have revealed wide disparities in the strength of applicants to different Oxford colleges. Analysis done by The Oxford Student has shown that the strongest applicants overwhelmingly apply to Worcester, Brasenose, Magdalen, Merton and New, whilst St Hilda’s, St Hugh’s, St Peter’s and Mansfield had the weakest applicants choose to apply to their respective colleges. St Hilda’s, who received the lowest quality applicants […]

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St John’s romps home as Keble falls from grace – this year’s Norrington table

This year’s Norrington table has caused a few surprises, with dramatic changes in rank from several colleges. Whilst New and St John’s still dominate at the top of the league, Harris Manchester has raised a few eyebrows by moving up twenty places to fifth. Likewise, Pembroke has boosted itself from bottom last year, to half […]

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