Oxford SU votes for boycott of NSS

On Wednesday the 16th of January the Oxford Student Council had its first meeting of Hilary term. In it the Student Council voted to renew its recommendation to boycott the National Student Survey (NSS). Making his case for the boycott the proposer of the motion, Alex Kumar, warns that this seemingly innocuous survey is intended […]

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Certificate of Honour awarded to nine volunteers for their services to others in the community

On Tuesday 8 May, Councillor Jean Fooks, Lord Mayor of Oxford, presented the 2018 Certificates of Honour at the Oxford Town Hall. Nine volunteers were recognised for their “dedication and exceptional service to others in a local community in Oxford”. The Certificate of Honour is awarded to exceptional individuals who do voluntary work in Oxford. […]

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Fury as councillors insult LGBTQ community and the homeless

Two Oxford councillors have come under heavy fire this week for comments insulting the LGBTQ community and the homeless. John Tanner, Labour Councillor for Littlemore, branded Oxford’s homeless “a disgrace”, while Julia Gasper, a parish councillor currently affiliated with the English Democrats and previously UKIP, posted a picture of Jimmy Savile to commemorate LGBTQ History […]

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Wadham responds to temporary Iffley homeless shelter: college is “making every effort”

Students, residents and local homeless people gathered this morning to hang a banner reading “People need homes, empty spaces need people” on the old VW garage on Iffley Road. The move accompanies a new petition urging the building’s owners, Wadham College, to assist the city’s homeless. Wadham responded, stating that it is “investigating the ramifications […]

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Oxford transport links set for overhaul

Students travelling to and from their colleges in Oxford will have their routes altered as Oxford City Council prepares to make changes to the city’s transport network in the coming months and years. Railway infrastructure, city bus routes, and park-and-ride facilities are all set to undergo processes of transformation. Following the opening of the new […]

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The homeless shouldn’t be punished

According to its website, Oxford City Council’s proposed city-centre Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) “is about creating a safe and welcoming city centre for residents, businesses and tourists”. If you are homeless, however, your life is about to get a whole lot harder. Criminalising a number of behaviours deemed to be anti-social, the proposed PSPO […]

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Undergrads face off in council election

Two current undergraduates are pitted against each other in campaigns for election to Oxford City Council. Aled Jones, a second year Law student at Corpus Christi, has been selected as the Labour candidate for the Holywell ward. Jean Vila, a second year Biology student at Wadham, has been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate in […]

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