Overseas student fees to increase by an unprecedented 10% after consultancy body ‘overruled’

Fees for overseas students taking courses at Oxford are set to increase by 10.2% in the coming year (2019/2020) across more than 45 undergraduate courses, including PPE, Mathematics, Physics and History. The increase comes after the advice of a consultancy body consisting of University, college, and student nominees, which did not support the exceptional increase, […]

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Pullman lambasts University over fees

Philip Pullman has strongly criticised university fees after contributing to a prospective student’s crowdfunding project to fund her postgraduate studies at Wadham.  The author of the His Dark Materials trilogy made a “generous” donation to the crowdfunding project of Emily-Rose Eastop, who begins her Masters this year studying cognitive and evolutionary anthropology.  Pullman, an alumnus […]

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Oxford VC to push for independent fee-setting power

The University’s Vice Chancellor intends to push for “variable fees” in a meeting with a top politician next week, a leaked email has revealed. A copy of the agenda, sent to OUSU sabbatical officers, shows that Andrew Hamilton is having a private lunchtime meeting with Labour Shadow Education Minister Liam Byrne  “to discuss the challenges […]

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Magdalen catering charge “a farce”

A controversial levy to encourage attendance at Magdalen Hall has been branded “regressive” and “unnecessary” by students. From October 2013, students living in college will have to pay a £200 catering charge before the start of each term in an attempt to tackle an annual catering deficit of £565,000. The charge includes £150 that can […]

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Private charity cannot replace public support

  Michael Moritz. who with his wife donated £75m to Oxford University The £75m donation to Oxford is a boon for the University’s poorest, but it should not substitute for the existing system. I am in receipt of the Oxford Opportunity Bursary, in addition to full student finance. It is, as widely acknowledged, perhaps the best […]

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