Student elections in Jordan and Oxford

On the surface, student elections in Jordan are very similar to those in the UK; in both countries, candidates print leaflets and banners and canvas for votes. In reality, however, the Jordanian elections are a far cry from those in Oxford. Whilst violence darkens the campuses of Jordanian Universities during student elections, Oxford currently has […]

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More Students Join Race for Council

The university’s top Conservatives have announced their support for two students running in the Oxford City Council elections next month. Maryam Ahmed, a DPhil Engineering student at Wolfson and current OUCA Treasurer-elect, will be running for the Carfax Ward. She said she would focus part of her campaign on housing issues. “I am delighted to […]

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OUSU needs involvement, not insults

As someone involved in the workings of OUSU, I am starting to get slightly tired of the latest trend in the student press, which involves reeling off ranting comment pieces, slamming OUSU, OUSU Council, OUSU members, OUSU’s campaigns – or in fact, anything else within reach. A recent example of this came in Alexander Rankine’s […]

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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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Mayhem at Magdalen

Magdalen’s JCR elections were plunged into controversy this week after a candidate for Treasurer was barred from running. Christian Kinnersley, a second-year PPE student, was disqualified after failing to submit a signed permission slip from a tutor within the required deadline. He had acquired a permission slip signed by a graduate student but under the […]

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Merkel’s buzz to cripple CDU?

Angela Merkel’s election victory has been widely hailed as historic, on a personal as well as political level: not only did her centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) achieve its best result since 1994, with 41.5% of the vote, but she herself gained an impressive third term as Chancellor of Germany – only the third post-war […]

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Why I support the Oxford Left slate for OUSU elections 2012

Oxford students face substantial problems in their own lives. We have just seen a massive increase in fees and student debt and funding cuts to the education system nationally, while the cost of living, already high in Oxford, continues to rise. Poorer students in particular are having difficulty making ends meet. Students are subject to […]

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