Student Spotlight: IntoGrad

IntoGrad is a new organisation working to increase the accessibility of postgraduate study, which has long been an issue. Here we find out more from Emma Lalande and Dom McGann, two postgraduate students studying at Oxford. What is IntoGrad? IntoGrad is a non-profit organisation that aims to demystify the postgraduate application process, and combat the […]

Continue Reading

Disarm Oxford Rebrands University Departments to Protest Against Arms Trade Links

Image Description: The sign of the Physics Department rebranded with a cardboard sign as “Department of Nuclear Weapons -> Destruction” (left) and The sign of the Mathematical Institute rebranded as “US Army Corp Training Unit” (right) Members of the student and alumni campaign Disarm Oxford on Monday created parody department signage to raise awareness about […]

Continue Reading

Students call for University action against ‘transphobic’ professors

Image description: Two people walking away from the camera, one wrapped in a trans pride flag. CW: Transphobia More than 500 students and alumni at Oxford have come together to sign an open letter condemning “two professors with a history of transphobia”. The letter expresses disappointment and distress over the controversial appointment of professors Selina […]

Continue Reading

Morality Patrols

Image description: a close shot of the side of a police car Morality patrols. That’s what my Dad remembers about his Bristol University Halls. Marching up and down the corridors past the watershed to catch any lanky geek who was lucky enough to have pulled. This would have seemed completely and utterly ridiculous only a […]

Continue Reading

ACS release open letter condemning university’s approach to black students

Image description: logo of The Oxford ACS The Oxford African and Caribbean Society (ACS) has released a letter to the University “voicing student concerns about racism, welfare and complaints and disciplinary procedures”. The Oxford ACS, alongside the University of Oxford JCR Presidents’ committee, as well as MCR presidents, write that this statement is following current […]

Continue Reading

Oxford Academics Honoured in New Year’s Honours 2020

Image description: Professor Aditi Lahiri, CBE Five University of Oxford academics and medics have been honoured in Her Majesty’s New Year’s Honours List 2020. They have all been rewarded for their significant medical and academic contributions to society. Current members of the University featured on the Queen’s Honours List are as follows: Professor Karen Louise Barker, […]

Continue Reading

The Augar report will not ease the difficulties of university funding

Image Description: Edinburgh students protest against university fees in London Education, education, education. The rallying cry of New Labour still echoes through political discourse today, perhaps more than ever, as students remain unsatisfied with the provision of university education. Oxford is in many ways exceptional, but in the debate around education it finds itself mired […]

Continue Reading