A group of St Peter’s students are among the latest Oxford students to have promised to give ten per cent of their future income to charity.

The move comes as part of an international scheme called Giving What We Can, where people make a public pledge to “use part of [their] income to do a substantial amount of good in the developing world” and will do so “publicly, freely, and without regret”.

On their website, the organisation says it believes strongly in the necessity of making this public pledge as it “encourage others to join” and lets them “share advice” about how best to give.

Giving What We Can was first founded by Dr Toby Ord in 2009, who was the first to make the pledge and will give an estimated one million pounds over his lifetime.