A Fresh Start

Image Description: Photo of the Radcliffe Camera Bleary eyed and bawling, a new group of students will find themselves thrust into the confusion and terror of Oxford University this October. Having passed through the group stages and achieved their offer, they’ll realise with dismay that the real contest begins now: the relentless pursuit of relevance […]

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London ranked best city for students

The QS University Rankings have ranked London the best city in the world for students, beating thirty other major global cities such as Montreal, Paris and New York. It is, however, unclear as to whether this will continue to be the case in upcoming years. The International Student Survey, based on 67,000 prospective applicants, warned […]

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Students targeted in violent South Parks attacks

Last week there were two separate attacks in South Parks targeting two female students. Paul Sullivan, University Marshall and Head of Security Services confirmed the attacks had targeted Oxford Brookes students. Thames Valley Police released the following statement concerning the attack on Tuesday 24th: “The victim, a 25 year old student was walking along Headington […]

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Moving the dialogue surrounding Oxbridge BME students beyond Lammy’s ‘social apartheid’ narrative

“Social apartheid”, “fiefdoms of privilege”, “centuries of entrenched privilege” – such are the damning, yet also all too familiar, condemnatory remarks recently aimed at Oxford and Cambridge by MP David Lammy. According to Lammy: “Only one in four Cambridge colleges made offers to black British students in every year between 2010 and 2015 […] And each year […]

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Telling people with anxiety they aren’t ‘really disabled’ is cruel but cutting their benefits is even crueller

This article describes suicidal ideation. The often-repeated statistic that 1 in 4 adults will suffer from some form of mental illness during their lifetime has undoubtedly improved people’s awareness of the prevalence of mental illness. But still, for many people, it is simply a statistic. It sparks a moment of reflection, but ultimately, the implications […]

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Charities elected in 2017 RAG ballot

Balloting for the RAG charities vote which took place last week, closed on Thursday 9th February at 6pm. Oxford Raise and Give supports four charities a year; two national or international, and two local. The charities, chosen in a ballot each year share the profits of RAG’s fundraising activities over the course of the next […]

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