Part of the Radcliffe camera library from outside, alongside an image of a person holding a touch-screen tablet and stylus pen

Applicants in 12 subjects must have access to a stylus and large touchscreen device for interviews

Image Description: Part of the Radcliffe camera library from outside, alongside an image of a person holding a touch-screen tablet and stylus pen Oxford University has created a new ‘Tier’ system to determine the level of technology applicants are required to have in order to sit interviews. While many social sciences and humanities fall under […]

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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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Collage of OxCGRT Coders

‘Defending ourselves with Data’: The Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker

Image Description: Collage of some of the OxCGRT coders in a Zoom-like format.   COVID-19 has undoubtedly wreaked havoc upon the world as we know it, with not a single individual unaffected. From travel, work, uni, everyday activities, to even face-to-face interactions, so much of what was once familiar and ‘normal’ has been taken away from […]

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University admissions statement released: “over half of missed offers admitted”

The University of Oxford has today released an official statement on the controversy surrounding this year’s admissions, specifically the handling of UK A-Level results, after a significant number (40%) of grades were downgraded by Ofqual, and many Oxford offer-holders missed their target grades. The University has stated that “over half of students who missed their […]

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In defence of academic liberty

A Student Council motion recently passed arguing that the current legal definition of what constitutes ‘hate speech’ is not enough. While the motion has good intentions, it is severely flawed and strikes in the wrong direction. The resolution sought to push for university policy to also prohibit hate speech regarding gender identity, socio-economic status, and […]

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Remove “hateful material” from mandatory teaching, says SU council

A motion which mandates the Oxford University Student Union (SU) to condemn the use of “hateful material” in mandatory teaching was passed in Student Council this Thursday. The motion also resolves to create a new SU Policy, entitled “Protection of Transgender, Non-binary, Disabled, Working-class, and Women* Students from Hatred in University Contexts”. Named the ‘Academic […]

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