“Nepotism is not a substitute for friendship”: Union Access Officer resigns amid controversial appointments

An Oxford Union Access Officer, Beth Chamberlain, resigned her position on 12 July, condemning the society as “full of pseudo-politicos and sycophants” and having been left feeling “abused and taken advantage of” by colleagues and friends on committee in her letter of resignation, obtained by The Oxford Student. To read her full letter, click here. In […]

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“Confusing and very difficult” – college suspension policies revealed

Suspension is becoming increasingly common in Oxford, having risen by 68% since 2011. Yet it continues to be an invisible side of university life and an investigation by The Oxford Student has found that there are considerable differences in the way that colleges treat suspended students. This gives lie to a commonly held assumption that […]

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New rape investigation opened against Tariq Ramadan

Swiss prosecutors have opened new rape case against Tariq Ramadan. Prosecutors in Geneva, Switzerland, have disclosed that they have opened a rape and sexual misconduct investigation against Tariq Ramadan, an Oxford University Islamic scholar. Ramadan was initially detained in France earlier this year over rape allegations made by four women. Earlier this year, French judges […]

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OxStu interviews Oxford: Cornmarket Street

After months of aggressive stalking, last week the Oxford Student eventually managed to land a one-off interview with Cornmarket Street. In a rare exclusive interview, we found him enjoying the weather having a vegan falafel wrap off in Christchurch Meadow, donning some trendy sunglasses, a sleeveless top, and a classic NY cap. Here’s what went […]

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