Thinking twice about trashing

Image description: Students take part in traditional post-exam trashing celebrations The University is set to reintroduce the ‘What a Waste’ campaign first launched last year to discourage students from their current trashing practices. The campaign highlights the social, environmental and financial impact of the traditional post-exam celebrations. Many students are probably not aware that we are, […]

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University prepares to relaunch anti-trashing ‘What a Waste’ campaign

Image Description: The aftermath of trashing on Merton Street in Oxford, which has been covered in confetti. An upcoming campaign organised by Oxford University will highlight the risks and damages presented by post-exam trashing in an effort to “[encourage] students to act responsibly after their exams,” according to a University press release. The campaign, entitled […]

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The unhealthy hype around Finals

“You look very sane for a Finalist.” The sound of these words a few weeks ago did not fill me with the reassurance that their speaker probably anticipated. They sparked a chain of fear in my relatively composed Finalist’s brain. Should I look less sane? I’m evidently not working enough yet to have lost the […]

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Senior Proctor’s celebratory “Selfie”

Merton Fellow Dr Kate Blackmon yesterday celebrated being made Senior Proctor of Oxford University with a “selfie”. The photo captures her predecessor Professor Jonathan Mallinson of Trinity College, along with the Warden, Sir Martin Taylor, and the University Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Hamilton. Dr Blackmon is Merton’s first ever female Proctor. Her admission also coincides with the college’s […]

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