Uma is a columnist for The Oxford Blue. She is in her second year studying History and English at Wadham College. Her column "Your 'How-to' guide to Hilary Term" was inspired by the film 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days'.

How to Zoom through your online tutorials

Do you remember your first Zoom meeting? I have very fond memories of mine: it was on the 17th March 2020 and it was a ‘Zoom-ba’ session. I remember being weirdly excited about it. After all, back then Zoom was a whole new world, full of mystery, mute buttons, embedded chats and those ‘reactions’. True, Read More…

Columns Lifestyle Relationships

How to be single on Valentine’s Day

As a wise woman once said: it is a truth universally acknowledged, that single people must be lonely, unhappy and destined to spend Valentine’s Day in bitter sorrow – or something along those lines. Even the ancient Greeks agreed: there’s this myth that says that all humans were originally created with two heads, four arms and Read More…

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How to Break your New Year’s Resolutions (and not feel guilty at all)

Exercise more. Spend less. Eat better. Drink less alcohol.   Meet all my deadlines, turn up to all my tutorials and classes, maintain a socially-acceptable sleep schedule, pick up a new hobby, have a better social life, travel the world, start yoga, become fluent in five foreign languages and just generally become: A Better Person. Read More…

Current Affairs Sports News

Iffley Road Sports Centre reopens after 197 days

Iffley Road Sports Centre reopened this morning 197 days after it closed its doors in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reopening comes in time for the start of the University of Oxford’s Michaelmas term on 11 October. In their most recent coronavirus update, Oxford University Sport (OUS) stated: “We appreciate this has been Read More…

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University sporting fixture travel ban met with letter of appeal from clubs

Oxford University has announced their decision to prohibit travel to and from Oxford for sporting fixtures during the coronavirus pandemic. In response to their announcement, committee members of various non-contact, outdoor sports clubs sent a letter appealing the ban to the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Louise Richardson, this morning.

Current Affairs Sports News

Iffley Sports Centre will not be used as Michaelmas teaching space after 1500 sign open letter

The University of Oxford has released a statement confirming that plans to repurpose the sports halls at Iffley Road Sports Centre as teaching spaces have been abandoned. The statement says that the sports halls “are no longer under consideration for potential teaching and academic purposes in Michaelmas term” after the SFEC (Sports Federation Executive Committee) Read More…

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Oxford Sports Federation sends letter opposing repurposing of Iffley Sports Centre as teaching space

Oxford Sports Federation Executive Committee (SFEC) have sent an open letter opposing the university’s proposed repurposing of the Iffley Road Sports Centre as a teaching space for Michaelmas term. An email was distributed to committee members on 19 August detailing Oxford University’s ongoing considerations to use the two indoor sports halls at Iffley Road Sports Read More…

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OUAFC women’s team awarded equal Blues specifications

The OUAFC (Oxford University Association Football Club) women’s team now hold the same Blues specifications as the men’s team, after the Oxford Blues Committee passed the motion by 36 votes to 4. A merger with the men’s team also means that the 2020-21 season will be the first in which the OUAFC budget will be Read More…

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Football news: Oxford United remain in League One as Wycombe Wanderers seize Championship spot

Oxford United’s hopes for promotion to the Championship next season were disappointed after Wycombe Wanderers capitalised on a late penalty to take the win. The much-anticipated game took place at Wembley on 13 July after the entire squad and staff passed extensive COVID-19 tests to ensure safety in the play-off final. Oxford went down a Read More…