Student Spotlight: Oxford University Conservative Association

Image description: the text Oxford University Conservative Association against a dark blue background and the Student Spotlight logo As a mini series within the ongoing Student Spotlight series, we will be interviewing three student political societies: Oxford University Conservative Association, Oxford University Labour Club and Oxford University Liberal Democrats. To start off with, we spoke […]

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Sachini Imbuldeniya: the producer behind the poignant video ‘You Clap for Me Now’

Image Description: Photograph of creative director Sachini Imbuldeniya, producer of ‘You Clap for Me Now’.  Irrespective of the various, imposed-isolation activities Britons attempt to distract themselves with during the pandemic, one initiative encourages a weekly harmonious act of appreciation: every Thursday, at 8pm, we are all invited to ‘Clap for our Carers’. The campaign, earnestly […]

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Mark Drakeford AM: Welsh First Minister discusses his Career, Oxbridge, and Brexit

Labour Assembly Member Mark Drakeford is known for his unassuming style of leadership. I was, I confess, taken aback slightly by Drakeford’s candour: particularly gutsy was his open indifference towards Oxbridge (especially as the Welsh Government has put improving access firmly on the agenda, through programmes like the Seren Network). My overall impression, however, was […]

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A round-up: Charlie Willis, Charlotte Austin, Alexander Levy, and Liam Frahm on this term at The Oxford Student

Image credit: Charlotte Austin As Profile Section Editors, Francesca and I sought to curate stories that were reflective of an increasingly diverse and international Oxford, both in the makeup of its student body and in the individuals that interact with it. For our final print piece, we decided to look inward at the OxStu team […]

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A catch up with MissHanake about growing up with YouTube and turning a passion for Japanese into a degree at Oxford

Image Credit: Hannah Kentridge Hannah Kentridge is a 21-year-old, 4th year undergraduate at Pembroke College, Oxford, studying Oriental Studies and specialising in Japanese. She has been making YouTube videos since she was thirteen and has over 60,000 subscribers. Many of her videos are either in Japanese or include Japanese subtitles. Some of her most popular […]

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Matthew Pierri, a founding member of the Oxford Accessibility Project, Rhodes Scholar, Lawyer, and Activist

Image Credit: Matthew Pierri Matt Pierri, from Melbourne, Australia, where his family still resides, moved to Lincoln College, Oxford in September 2016, as a Rhodes Scholar to do two one-year masters. He did a Master’s in Public Policy at the Blavatnik School and then completed a MSc in Social Science of the Internet at the […]

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“It’s about being really comfortable with failing”: Oxford Foundry director Ana Bakshi on supporting university entrepreneurs

Image credit: The Oxford Foundry “Tell me about yourself”, asks Oxford Foundry director Ana Bakshi before our full conversation begins. I’m initially disarmed by the question; after all, the job description of a library-bound, technologically-averse History and English student doesn’t typically involve a Friday afternoon chat with a leading entrepreneur. Yet I’m soon shown that […]

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