OUSU RO resigns

OUSU Returning Officer Alexander Walker has resigned citing “recent events surrounding the NUS referendum”. In a letter posted on the OUSU noticeboard, Walker announced: “I, Alexander Walker, Wadham College, hereby resign my position as the Returning Officer of the Oxford University Student Union.” Walker continued: “In light of the recent events concerning the NUS Referendum, […]

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Oxford votes NO to NUS

disaffiliate from the National Union of Students, with a margin of just 128 votes.  The outcome, which was announced outside the King’s Arms at 7.30pm last night, means that OUSU joins the student unions of St Andrew’s, Imperial College London and Southampton, among others, in being non-affiliated with the National Union of Students.  The turnout […]

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In defence of a political NUS

To many students, the NUS represents little more than its discount card. But when it takes a stand, it is students’ first line of defence against education cuts, tuition fee hikes and oppression on campus. Earlier this April, I and four other delegates went to the NUS Conference to represent Oxford. An annual event, Conference […]

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OUSU calls for opinions on new immigration bill

OUSU is calling on international students to respond to an NUS survey collecting opinions on the government’s proposed immigration bill. Students in all NUS-affiliated universities are being asked to complete the survey so that student opinion can be presented to the House of Lords, ahead of their vote on the bill. A number of the proposals would affect all students from outside the EEA, leading […]

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OUSU condemns “scapegoating” at London Met

OUSU (Oxford University Student Union) president David J. Townsend released a statement today publicly condemning the actions of the government in forcing the entire body of London Metropolitan University’s overseas students to find alternative educational establishments under threat of deportation.  Townsend stated that the “sudden decision punishes legitimate students for no wrongdoing of their own. Condemning thousands of on-course students … to immediately switch universities […]

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