OUSU VP for welfare suspended

Oxford University Student Union Vice President for Welfare and Equal Opportunity’s Chris Pike has been suspended following a complaint from an unknown source. His suspension will be in effect a full investigation by OUSU Complaints Commission, at which time a report will be published. UPDATE: Chris Pike’s suspension was ended after six days following investigation […]

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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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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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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 needs involvement, not insults

As someone involved in the workings of OUSU, I am starting to get slightly tired of the latest trend in the student press, which involves reeling off ranting comment pieces, slamming OUSU, OUSU Council, OUSU members, OUSU’s campaigns – or in fact, anything else within reach. A recent example of this came in Alexander Rankine’s […]

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Tom Rutland in presidential punch up

OUSU President Tom Rutland was the victim of an assault last Friday while walking home from a club with a friend. A stranger approached the pair and threatened to rape Rutland’s friend. Rutland defended his friend and in response was punched. Rutland said: “On the way home from Supermarket, in the early hours of Friday […]

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OUSU champions rights for rusticated students

Suspended students will finally gain guaranteed access to University facilities and services after a breakthrough agreement negotiated by OUSU. The new guidelines, proposed by OUSU and formulated jointly with the University, were passed at the University’s Education Committee last Friday. Students at some colleges currently face retraction of their University Cards and restricted access to […]

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