UPDATE: University to confirm all places after A-level U-turn

This article was originally titled: Colleges Change Admissions Policies Amidst Major U-Turn On A-Level Results but has been adjusted to reflect the latest news.  UPDATE: Oxford University has now released a statement confirming they will honour the places of all offer-holders whose Centre-Assessed Grades meet their conditional offer. The University now faces “capacity constraints both […]

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Queen’s introduce Blobby levy

Every undergraduate student at Queen’s is to receive a life-size inflatable Mr Blobby following the unanimous passage of an emergency motion proposed at last week’s JCR meeting. The scheme will be funded by means of an opt-out blobby levy, or ‘blevy’, on every member of the JCR. The ‘blevy’ of two pounds, reduced from an […]

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Queen’s sports committee told to balance genders

The Queen’s College JCR and Governing Body have demanded that the college’s predominately male sports committee become more inclusive and democratic. The Amalgamated Sports Committee, known as Amalgers, has been criticised for lacking gender balance. JCR President Alfred Burton described Amalgers as “having a history of excluding women”. Lacrosse Captain Rebecca Shutt concurred, saying that […]

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BBC honours Queen’s College junior fellow

An Oxford English tutor, Dr Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough, has been announced as one of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Thinkers for 2013. Dr Barraclough, who is a junior research fellow at Queen’s who specialises in Old Norse and Old English literature and culture, was one of ten early-career researchers from across the country who were […]

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