Current Affairs

Oxford Union stands by decision to platform Debra Soh, despite student criticism

The Oxford Union has chosen to invite Debra Soh to speak at the society this term, a decision which is being called deeply transphobic by students. Soh is a Canadian science columnist, author, political commentator, and former academic sex researcher, set to speak at the historic society on 19th February. However, she has long been Read More…

Current Affairs

Oxford humanities departments call for a ‘Race Champion’

Staff in humanities faculties across Oxford have called for the hiring of a race champion to assist in the dismantling of systemic issues at Oxford, internal documents have revealed.  As a response to the murder of George Floyd – a response seen as lacklustre by many students – academics proposed the recruitment of an expert Read More…

Current Affairs

Motion to extend the uplift in Universal Credit: How did Oxfordshire MP’s vote?

On Monday the 18th January the Labour Party took control of the Commons for Opposition Day. One of their motions urged the Government to continue the £20-a-week uplift in Universal Credit and the basic element in Working Tax Credit which under current circumstances will be scrapped in April.  The motion read: “This house believes that Read More…

Opinion

Covid’s Mental Health Crisis

“The combination of isolation, anxiety, fear, economic hardship, and the actual physical effects of the virus itself, have been disastrous for many, and the effects of Covid-19 on mental health have yet to be determined.”

Maebh Howell describes the impact of Covid-19 on mental health.

Current Affairs

Editorial: Russell Group University Papers for No-Detriment Policy

As the editors of Russell Group student newspapers, we are writing collectively to request a reversal of the Russell Group’s statement, 7 January 2020, ‘on ensuring fair assessment and protecting the integrity of degrees.’ As editors, not only are we students or recent students ourselves but we are also in constant contact with the students at Read More…

Current Affairs

Oxford Student Union project to explore life during pandemic

The Oxford Student Union Student Council has passed a motion to create a project painting a picture of what life has been like for students at the University during the pandemic. The project, proposed by Andrew Omond, from Keble College, will invite students and staff to “share their thoughts, feelings, fears and hopes” throughout the Read More…