Freshers’ Week: do a few years make a difference?

Alice Spiers, Graduate  There is a particular breed of fresher roaming the streets of Oxford this October. One that often gets overlooked in the maelstrom of Freshers’ Week t-shirts, VKs, and third years trying to work out if it’s okay to go home with someone the same age as their younger sibling. The graduate fresher. […]

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With a week until Freshers’, here’s our guide to the Oxford club scene

Ah, the Oxford clubbing scene. A veritable assortment of packed floors, questionable music transitions, and suspiciously cheap drinks. Despite what you may have heard about clubbing here, there really is something for everyone. Trial and error, as with so many things, is probably your best bet. So, with Freshers’ Week looming, allow me to run you through the selection on offer. […]

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Freshers’ Week First Aid Could Save Lives

Every autumn, universities up and down the country open their doors to new students excited by the thought of independent living. The first challenge is that of settling in – the second, for many, will be surviving Freshers’ week. This can be a time of great fun, traditionally including partying, drinking and late nights. It […]

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5 Types of Fresher and How to Spot them

1. The Gap Yah Inbetween long stories about how they built a well in Kenya or chundered everywhere in Budapest, this specimen will inevitably utter the phrase: “I’m really into world music”. It’s hard to select a specific track to represent the Gap Yah, since the result of such contrived eclecticism is an interest in […]

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Freshers’ Week Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Dear Freshers, You will probably have been dreaming of the wonders of Freshers’ Week since your UCAS offer changed from conditional to accepted. The friends you’ll make, the roaring Gatsby-esque parties, and the Freshers Fair where you will sign up to incredible societies. The reality is far from it. First of all, don’t expect the […]

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Behind the mask of Freshers’ Week fancy dress themes

Before all of you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed freshlings descend upon Oxford for Freshers’ Week, what to wear to the inevitable plethora of club nights will no doubt be at the forefront of your mind.  Advice from fresher veterans of yesteryear will be ringing in your ears: ‘wear comfy shoes’, ‘only wear, or take out, items […]

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FRESHERS’ WEEK: How to decorate your new student room

It’s the first day of Freshers’ Week. Among the many things you’re presented with, baffled and bewildered, is your home for the next academic year.  As you stand alone, surrounded by your luggage, your otherwise empty room is a blank canvas awaiting your inspiration.  Whether your room will act as a safe haven from the hectic […]

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FRESHERS’ WEEK: The ultimate university shopping list part 2!

Earlier this month, the fashion editors at The Oxford Student presented you with their Ultimate University Shopping List. It was a bold and brilliant selection preparing you (the best and brightest!) for the start of term. However, we noticed a one-sidedness to the items put forward. While their tips will be great for guys come […]

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FRESHERS’ WEEK: The ultimate university shopping list!

So, you’ve made it into Oxford University. Congratulations. You are the intellectual crème de la crème, the apple of your parents’ adoring eyes, the – dare we say it? – favoured child (for now, at least). For your information and enjoyment, here is The Oxford Student’s ultimate university shopping list accompanied with our tried and tested fashion […]

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How to snag the perfect college spouse in ten days…

“…To love and to cherish, till death us do part.” Those words – uttered by the besotted, the head-over-heels-in-love and in my humble opinion, the brave – promise eternal bliss in the holy state of matrimony. Whilst the thought of walking the isle may be far from your thoughts as you embark on your highly […]

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The Five People You Meet in Freshers’ Week

 The Evangelical Christian  Offering toasties, pancakes and even an eternal afterlife, the evangelical Christian won’t hesitate to share the Good News with incoming freshers. Although there have been no reports of Saul-like conversions on finding a flyer in a pigeon hole, this won’t stop the Christian from fighting the good fight to reclaim your soul […]

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