Should the Oxford collegiate system be subject to greater centralisation?

Image description: An aerial view of Oxford, including the Radcliffe Camera and other college buildings. ‘Oxford’s 38 colleges and six permanent private halls are both an integral part of the collegiate University and also independent, self-governing academic communities. Diverse in age, size and scope, all contribute significantly to the core activities of the University:  learning […]

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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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