NUS student finances report released

Money management is the main concern for most freshers according to new research conducted by NUS this spring on behalf of student insurance provider Endsleigh. The study sampled 2,064 university students aged between 18 and 25 between April and May of this year. When asked to rank their top concerns, 40 percent of students surveyed […]

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Polls open for OUSU elections

Voting has opened in the OUSU elections for 2017/18, following a fortnight of campaigning and hustings. The two candidates for President, Kate Cole and Vivian Holmes, are running on opposing slates which endorse students for the other sabbatical positions. Cole’s slate is entitled ACTion (which stands for accountable, consistent and transparent), and includes Katy Haigh for […]

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Not our business? The politics of depoliticising our student movement

Much has been said during the recent OUSU election debates – and across the country more generally – about the futility or general irrelevance of the student movement, its propensity for unnecessary “posturing“ on international issues, and its incessant tendency to get “too political” without real justification. On this narrative, there stands in stark contrast […]

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Oxford Jewish Society criticises proposed OUSU motion

Oxford University JSoc have released a statement criticising an OUSU council proposal to condemn NUS vice-president Richard Brooks, who has allegedly been filmed plotting to oust NUS president Malia Bouattia. The JSoc statement says that the motion “takes a conspiratorial video series and deduces further conspiracies from it.” This follows the release of an Al Jazeera […]

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Chief Rabbi: “Zionist-bashing on campus has gone unchallenged”

The Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, Ephraim Mirvis, has told Vice-Chancellors at British universities that “Zionist-bashing on campus has gone unchallenged”. Writing in the Sunday Times, he said that Jewish students at universities often encounter a “wall of anti-Zionism, which they feel and know to be Jew hatred”. He commented […]

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Yes to the NUS

In this year alone, the National Union of Students (NUS) has presented evidence against the illegal deportation of 50,000 international students at a Home Affairs Select Committee, given evidence at the UN against the Islamophobic Prevent agenda, and convinced the government to reverse £41 million worth of cuts to Higher Education funding. The NUS does […]

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OUSU vote for NUS referendum

On Wednesday evening, OUSU’s council voted to have a referendum on Oxford’s affiliation with the National Union of Students. Polling will take place no later than sixth week. The motion, tenth on the agenda, was proposed by David Klemperer, of St John’s, and Yoni Stone, of Pembroke. Klemperer, a former OULC co-chair, is one of […]

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NUS VP slammed for calling all Oxford residents ‘rich middle class’

Piers Telemacque, NUS Societies and Citizenship Vice-President, has apologised after characterising all Oxford residents as “rich middle class people”. On 13th August, while at the NUS’ ‘Lead and Change’ seminar, Telemacque tweeted: “I’m so worried about the social issues the rich middle class people in Oxford will be talking about. I’m preparing to be heartbroken […]

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