Charities elected in 2017 RAG ballot

Balloting for the RAG charities vote which took place last week, closed on Thursday 9th February at 6pm. Oxford Raise and Give supports four charities a year; two national or international, and two local. The charities, chosen in a ballot each year share the profits of RAG’s fundraising activities over the course of the next […]

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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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OUSU denies implying that all students must use ‘ze’ pronouns

In a statement issued this afternoon, Oxford University Students’ Union (OUSU) denied issuing a leaflet advising students to refer to peers, as well as themselves, as ‘ze’ rather than ‘he’ or ‘she’. OUSU stated that giving such advice ‘would be totally counterproductive’, as it would be misgendering, and believes issuing such a leaflet would have […]

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OUSU campaign to prevent tuition fee increases for current Oxford students

Oxford University’s Student Union has released a video as part of their campaign to prevent the university raising tuition fees for current UK and EU students. They revealed that Oxford University plan on raising fees from £9,000 to £9,250 from 2017/18 for all students, including those who are currently studying here. The changes will be […]

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OUSU Welfare Survey findings released

The findings of a comprehensive OUSU report into the welfare of students at the University of Oxford have revealed a significant variance in the experiences of students, and a significant number of students who felt that being at Oxford had impacted negatively on their personal welfare. The findings indicated that women and non-binary undergraduate students […]

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