Number of undergraduate students declaring a disability rises to 18%, annual report finds

Image Description: An aerial view of Oxford including the Radcliffe Camera, All Souls College and the High Street. The University of Oxford this week revealed that the number of undergraduates declaring a disability has now risen to 18% of the total student body. The largest single group reported mental health conditions, with 26.9% of this group […]

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Fine Art students face unique challenges amidst the cancellation of their Degree Show

Image Description: An exhibition by Sophia Wee  The closure of physical spaces has presented difficulties for students of all subjects, with History students losing the libraries and Chemistry students losing access to labs. But Fine Art students have not just lost access to their studios, they have also lost the opportunity to physically exhibit their […]

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Worcester College launches new ‘In-College Rep’ Scheme

A new morale-boosting scheme for students who are social distancing at the University has officially launched, as Worcester College is the first to recruit its own ‘In-College Rep’. Beth Chamberlain, a student who is currently in University residence, has filled the ‘In-College Rep’ post at Worcester College. Speaking to The Oxford Student, Chambarlain emphasised that […]

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Open letter protests university’s plans for graduation ‘in absentia’

An open letter calling for changes to Oxford University’s plans to have students graduate without attending an official ceremony has attracted over 2000 signatures. The open letter calls for graduation ceremonies to be postponed or conducted in smaller groups, rather than cancelled outright. Graduation ceremonies meant to be taking place on the 2nd and 9th […]

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Jacob Kelly: founder of the tutoring initiative promoting free education amid school closures

Image description: Corona Virus Tutoring Initiative Logo    On Wednesday 18th March 2020, much to the anticipated concerns of many parents, guardians and teachers, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the mandatory and indefinite closure of schools throughout the UK. Amongst the proliferation of anxious-driven questions surrounding examinations, predicted grades, home-schooling and childcare, an idea inspired […]

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Academics and identity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic

Image Description: Students receiving A-level results “You’re so smart!” Those were the words that characterised my years at school, particularly during GCSEs and A-Levels. Although these words were well-intentioned, constantly being called smart led me to internalise that label, and to define myself by that characteristic. Being academic became my identity, and something that I […]

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