Oxford University received at least £45,000 from multinational mining company facing anti-mining protests in Serbia

Image description: A close up of the Radcliffe Camera dome    According to Oxford Climate Justice Campaign, Oxford University has received at least £45,000 in funding from the multinational mining company Rio Tinto since 2013. The £45,000 includes two donations of £20,000 each to the Said Business School Centre for Business Taxation in 2014-15 and […]

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Biology Faculty moves first three weeks of Hilary Term online

Image Description: a picture of the Department of Plant Sciences and Zoology Faculty Building The Oxford Student can exclusively reveal that MBiol students and Biology College Tutors were this morning sent an email regarding a “necessary change to the teaching arrangements for the start of Hilary Term”. This comes following the University’s recent decision to […]

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Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

Image description: a picture of the Transgender Day of Remembrance memorial constructed by students bearing the names of those who have died at the hands of anti-trans violence.  CW: transphobia, mentions of violence and abuse.  People from across Oxford gathered at the Radcliffe Camera on Saturday 20th November to take part in a vigil in remembrance of transgender […]

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‘Oxford on Ecosia’ group call on Oxford to adopt Ecosia as default search engine

Image Description: Ecosia logo on background of trees, cows, and farm workers. Just underneath is the motto: “Turn your internet searches into trees!” on white background. Underneath this: “Join the campaign | Oxford on Ecosia” on a turquoise background. Oxford on Ecosia is a growing group of students campaigning to make Ecosia the default search […]

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Oxford launch ground-breaking research into vaccinating teenagers

Image Description: generic spikey virus (red with green spikes) on grey-blue background Oxford University has launched research into the effect of various second vaccine doses on 12 to 16 year olds. The Chief Investigator, Professor Matthew Snape, said it “will provide vital information on the range of options for immunising teenagers against COVID-19 in the […]

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‘Misleading Narrative’: Oxford Indian, Hindu, and South Asian societies release statement on Ex SU President-Elect

CW: mentions of antisemitism, racism, transphobia Image Description: A picture of the roof of the Radcliffe Camera, through an archway. Oxford India Society, Oxford University Hindu Society and Oxford South Asian Society have released a joint statement on recent coverage in the media regarding the resignation of former Student Union President-Elect Rashmi Samant to address […]

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Should the Oxford collegiate system be subject to greater centralisation?

Image description: An aerial view of Oxford, including the Radcliffe Camera and other college buildings. ‘Oxford’s 38 colleges and six permanent private halls are both an integral part of the collegiate University and also independent, self-governing academic communities. Diverse in age, size and scope, all contribute significantly to the core activities of the University:  learning […]

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Careers Fair criticised by Disarm Oxford campaign for arms industry and Huawei stalls

Since Tuesday, students have been busy protesting the Careers Fair’s hosting of arms and fossil fuels companies. The Oxford Careers Service’s Virtual Science, Engineering, and Technology Fair hosted companies involved in continued and increased oil extraction and exploration including BP, Equinor, and Schulumberger. The arms industry was represented by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, GMV, […]

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