Extra time for English coursework

Image Description: People in a library at night The Oxford University English Faculty has released an email to all its finalist students updating them on changes to coursework for Hilary term. The email explains that the deadline for the Shakespeare paper has been pushed back and that students will be able to explain issues they […]

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Diversify your discipline: Oxford humanities and social sciences students call for a more diverse curriculum

Image description: open book with fluttering pages on black background Oxford students from a variety of disciplines have called for departments to diversify curricula and reading lists over the past couple of weeks. Students studying Politics, History, English, Philosophy, Linguistics, and Music, amongst others, are pushing for better Black and minority ethnic representation on reading […]

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Subject drop-out statistics revealed

The Oxfordshire Guardian has reported that Oxford University drop-outs resulting from physical and mental health issues are the highest among English, law, and Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students. The findings were revealed through a recent investigation instigated via a Freedom of Information request by the Guardian. According to the report, 11% of all students […]

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Does Spelling Matter?

In light of the recent publication Does Spelling Matter? by Magdalen College English professor Simon Horobin, The Oxford Student thought we’d have a go at answering that question ourselves. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section at the bottom of the article. YES: Many of us will agree with James J. Kilpatrick that […]

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