ACS release open letter condemning university’s approach to black students

Image description: logo of The Oxford ACS The Oxford African and Caribbean Society (ACS) has released a letter to the University “voicing student concerns about racism, welfare and complaints and disciplinary procedures”. The Oxford ACS, alongside the University of Oxford JCR Presidents’ committee, as well as MCR presidents, write that this statement is following current […]

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Open letter published concerning University Sexual Violence and Harassment Support Service

Image description: High Street in Central Oxford Speak Out Oxford and Oxford SU It Happens Here (IHH) have published an open letter to the Vice-Chancellor Louise Richardson, voicing concerns surrounding the University Sexual Violence and Harassment Support Service. The letter has been circulated mainly via JCR pages, with there also being a motion template for […]

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Worcester College launches new ‘In-College Rep’ Scheme

A new morale-boosting scheme for students who are social distancing at the University has officially launched, as Worcester College is the first to recruit its own ‘In-College Rep’. Beth Chamberlain, a student who is currently in University residence, has filled the ‘In-College Rep’ post at Worcester College. Speaking to The Oxford Student, Chambarlain emphasised that […]

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Open letter protests university’s plans for graduation ‘in absentia’

An open letter calling for changes to Oxford University’s plans to have students graduate without attending an official ceremony has attracted over 2000 signatures. The open letter calls for graduation ceremonies to be postponed or conducted in smaller groups, rather than cancelled outright. Graduation ceremonies meant to be taking place on the 2nd and 9th […]

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Jacob Kelly: founder of the tutoring initiative promoting free education amid school closures

Image description: Corona Virus Tutoring Initiative Logo    On Wednesday 18th March 2020, much to the anticipated concerns of many parents, guardians and teachers, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the mandatory and indefinite closure of schools throughout the UK. Amongst the proliferation of anxious-driven questions surrounding examinations, predicted grades, home-schooling and childcare, an idea inspired […]

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Students join forces to create ‘The Oxford Minecraft Project’

Students from a number of colleges have come together to construct different Oxford environments in Minecraft, establishing a virtual community that is expanding by the day. The project was officially launched following The Oxford Student’s publication of Worcester College’s re-creation in Minecraft, spearheaded by second-year students Luke Rickard and Jordan Grinyer. Their efforts were mirrored […]

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