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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