Fashion Advice for Freshers: Or, How I Learnt to Survive the Oxford Practical Life

  I was recently visiting a friend in St Andrew’s when I saw an article in their student newspaper ‘The Saint’ containing fashion advice for Freshers. Their main suggestion for essential items revolved around cashmere, hardly the most affordable or mainstream type of knitwear. It inspired me to write my own article, dispensing some more […]

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Great desperations

At the great risk of surrendering any possible hope of constructing a cool and mysterious pseudo-persona for myself, I shall admit that the inception of this piece occurred at about 12am on the second night of Freshers’ Week, whilst I was sat, intoxicated, on an unforgiving toilet seat in Plush. Creativity strikes in mysterious ways. […]

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A Freshers guide to Oxford drama

  It is fair to say that the opportunities to do some form of drama at Oxford are almost endless. With three or four shows minimum on an almost weekly basis, there is almost always a need not only for actors but equally for producers, technicians, set designers, stage managers, marketing managers, costume designers and […]

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The university packing list

After all of the stress, you’ve made it. The exams are done, the results good; your parents have gushingly informed every relative, neighbour and passing cat that you’ve got into Oxford; the dreaded bureaucracy of Student Finance has been appeased, and you’ve (mostly) overcome the post-results-night hangover. Plain sailing from here right? Wrong. And no, […]

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Welcome 2014 freshers

Congratulations to all 2014 Oxford freshers on your A-Level results. OUSU have produced a welcome video for the incoming 2014 class  Twitter has responded quickly to the results with OUSU President, Louis Trup, tweeting “Congrats to everyone coming to@UniofOxford#Oxford in Oct!” One new fresher tweeted “I got into Oxford Uni. I’m mad gassed right now” […]

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