New ‘leftist’ Oxford activist group established

A new Oxford-wide activist group was established last Thursday in a meeting of students, councillors and staff members at Wadham College. The meeting discussed feminism, anti-racism, local cuts to children’s services, environmental activism and the sell-off of the student loan book. A major focus was on maximising turnout for the demonstration against Oxfordshire County Council’s […]

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Freshers’ “shocking” treatment of Univ’s bar staff

Allegations have been made that Univ freshers have been swearing and spitting at the college’s bar staff. The most recent in a string of incidents occurred at a bop in the college bar on Saturday night.  Staff at the bar, which is managed independently of the college, reported multiple instances of swearing at workers. On […]

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Debate: “Does the Union makes a positive contribution to the life of the average Oxford student?

[yop_poll id=”5″] Proposition  by Chris Starkey The Oxford Union owes its existence to its ability to reflect the current interests of students. It was founded because intellectual freedom was lacking in the lives of Oxford students, at a time when the University restricted exchange of ideas and opinions. Its survival since then has been on […]

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Occupy Sussex is an inspiration to us all

Sussex University has become the latest frontline in the battle for British higher education. On one side are those who want our universities at the whims of the market. The project is one of full-spectrum transformation, from the stealth privatisation of courses and campus jobs, cuts to student support that are rolling back the frontiers […]

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In support of London Met’s international students

Find a new university in sixty days or get kicked out of the country. This is the message that the two-thousand strong population of international students at London Metropolitan University woke up to yesterday. It is a result of immigration minister Damian Green’s decision to abruptly revoke the university’s ‘highly trusted sponsor’ status, meaning that […]

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Welcome, Freshers!

So, you’ve got the results you wanted, you’ve been in the photo, you’ve been out for a celebratory pint and you’ve come home to a Facebook full of likes from remote relatives for your “I GOT INTO OXFORD!” message. What now? Well, the unfortunate thing about Oxford is that, even with your results in the […]

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