“Confusing and very difficult” – college suspension policies revealed

Suspension is becoming increasingly common in Oxford, having risen by 68% since 2011. Yet it continues to be an invisible side of university life and an investigation by The Oxford Student has found that there are considerable differences in the way that colleges treat suspended students. This gives lie to a commonly held assumption that […]

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OUSU Welfare Survey findings released

The findings of a comprehensive OUSU report into the welfare of students at the University of Oxford have revealed a significant variance in the experiences of students, and a significant number of students who felt that being at Oxford had impacted negatively on their personal welfare. The findings indicated that women and non-binary undergraduate students […]

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#SupportAFinalist

As we get further into term and dreaded finals (or prelims) edge ever closer, finalists’ gloomy faces become easier and easier to spot around college. With this in mind, here is a super easy guide to cheering up a your finalist friend/college parent with a care package. Coffee. I would explain why this is a […]

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It’s time to think about equal welfare

Do you know what LGBTQ really stands for? It’s a shortened version of LGBTQPIAA+ – the ‘PIAA’ standing for pansexuals, intersex, asexuals, and the rather vague ‘allies’, with anyone left out of the full nine-letter acronym being lumped into the ‘+’. Now, that’s a tad too long for most people, so usually we shorten it […]

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Atos Healthcare: Still profiting from misery

Whilst the Olympic opening ceremony, quite fairly, glorified our National Health Service, it is nonetheless worth remembering the real state of affairs for a significant number of Britain’s sick. In April of this year, around 3400 people in Oxford and 10,000 in the county of Oxfordshire were subsisting on Incapacity Benefit (the allowance for those […]

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