The brief but not so brief OxStu Oxford fashion guide

Image Description: Clothing rail with hanging clothes illustrated under the Bridge of Sighs So it’s Third week (already?) and you’ve either exhausted the top tier outfits you collected over summer ready to show off at your suitably distanced events or you never quite thought about styling yourself and now you’re surrounded by Oxford’s finest fashion […]

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Surviving in The Bubble: A Fresher’s Homage to Freshers’ Week 2020

Image Description: Two Bubbles separating two groups of individuals 1. THE ARRIVAL The day had come – after a year of personal statement revisions, nervous interview mumbling, pointless revision, and finally, the A-Levels fiasco, you are here. You are an Oxford student, following in the footsteps of famous and universally beloved alumni like Charlies Xavier, Nigella Lawson […]

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University admissions statement released: “over half of missed offers admitted”

The University of Oxford has today released an official statement on the controversy surrounding this year’s admissions, specifically the handling of UK A-Level results, after a significant number (40%) of grades were downgraded by Ofqual, and many Oxford offer-holders missed their target grades. The University has stated that “over half of students who missed their […]

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A Fresh Start

Image Description: Photo of the Radcliffe Camera Bleary eyed and bawling, a new group of students will find themselves thrust into the confusion and terror of Oxford University this October. Having passed through the group stages and achieved their offer, they’ll realise with dismay that the real contest begins now: the relentless pursuit of relevance […]

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Diversity in the Dreaming Spires: three #PresidentsOfColour on the Bullingdon Club photo recreation, current Oxford access landscape and community belonging following last year’s undergraduate admissions statistics

Image credit: Manish Binukrishnan It’s nearly half a year since the Oxford published its first Annual Admissions Report, which made headlines in University and national circles for the disparities in the demographics of students admitted as undergraduates to Oxford.  Less than a month after the report’s publication, a community of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic […]

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Scoping out Freshers’ Fair: The Oxford Student’s personal guide to all the student-run science and technology societies in Oxford

Image Credit: Photo © Jonathan Billinger (cc-by-sa/2.0) What better way is there to immerse yourself in science during your degree than by joining a student society? Here in Oxford there are a multitude of societies dealing with a myriad of different subject areas. Joining a society enables you to make friends with likeminded people, attend […]

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Five art and literature societies to look out for at the Freshers’ fair

Image Credit: Jaredd Craig Walking into the Fresher’s fair can feel like one of the most overwhelming aspects of the Freshers week experience. With limited time and endless enthusiastic stall-holders vying for your attention (“What do you mean, you’re ‘just not really into Ultimate Frisbee’?”), finding societies relevant to your interests is a challenging feat. […]

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Books that Helped Me Through Freshers’ Week

Dear Freshers, Mammoth reading lists govern the life of most Oxford students’ lives. They dictate your evening plans, your library adventures and your closest friends will inevitably be those whose reading lists are comparable to yours. However, I’m asking you right now to do the unthinkable – forget these all-powerful lists for a while, because […]

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