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Thursday, June 23, 2022

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Living an exam-‘free’ Trinity

The Biology faculty decided finals in first week made sense, so now I am a free bird without many fellow free finalists to fly...

In-person finals: Ready or not, here they come

My main concern now is, if exams are going to be in-person, how are they going to support us? The faculty has promised that we will have adequate time and means of preparing for our finals that are now in a different format to the one we have prepared for entire two years we have spent at Oxford. Is this task going to fall on individual tutors at each college? If so, not only is this extra work for them, but students may receive different levels of support and exam practice depending on their college. 

What’s all the sub-fusc about?

Zara Arif explores whether Oxford students should continue to wear sub-fusc following a year of online exams.

PPE finalists sign open letter calling for all finals to be open-book

Economics finals will be held in an open-book online format, while politics and philosophy are set to be sat in-person. The signatories say that this discrepancy will disadvantage them, since finalists who matriculated in 2019 will never have sat an in-person exam during their time at Oxford University.

BREAKING: History faculty to hold most finals in-person

Four of the seven final papers will be sat in-person in the Exams School.

BREAKING: English faculty to hold finals online

Only one set of papers, Course II Paper 6 Language papers, will be held in-person. 

‘It feels so heartbreaking’: Students feel let down by mitigating circumstances process as University receives over 3,500 applications

"These were some of my lowest moments, and I forced myself to relive them by writing them down, pushing aside my discomfort in order to bare all to my examiners, only for them to turn around and reject them."

SU Fair Outcomes for Students releases update

The Student Union’s Fair Outcomes for Students campaign has released two new goals for the future. It aims to open more study spaces and...

Over 30 exams planned to take place in person this Trinity term

Twenty exams have been confirmed to take place in person this year, with a further 15 papers set to be confirmed dependent on the...

BREAKING: University announces further information about this year’s exams

"More detailed information about this term’s academic provision has also been released, including the announcement that those taking exams this term will be expected to take the same number of papers and assessments as usual."

Oxford SU respond to exam policy changes

"Oxford SU have released a statement responding to the University’s new exams policy, announced last Friday."

Oxford University confirms no safety net

"“The pandemic continues to provide us with significant challenges, but please rest assured that supporting your academic success is a key priority for everyone at the University."

Safety nets deemed not “necessary or appropriate” in Russell Group statement

""Our universities will continue to work in partnership with our students to review our approach to mitigation measures and make any necessary changes to ensure these are as effective, compassionate and empathetic as they can be."

‘We Don’t Need No Education’: Assessing What Matters in Schools

"In this drive to ascribe value to students, we risk losing sight of what learning can and should be: an ongoing, unfolding and communal process."

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