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    The College-Gap: It’s easy to criticise what you know best

    "University is equally about making friends as it is learning how to live independently and, at times, be lonely. I don’t think it’s fair to blame the college-system for limiting your social network."

    Luxury in Crisis

    "The future looks bleak – but that’s no reason not to make the present a little less unbearable."

    The Oxford Period: SU launches university-wide campaign for free menstrual products

    Freya Jones reports on The Oxford Period campaign for free menstrual products

    What’s in a name? The social inequality attached to where we go to school

    "If you go to a school with a widely known ‘name’ then, whether you want it or not, people perceive it to be one of your characteristics."

    Elitism and colonialism’s residue: Pakistan’s education system is in crisis

    "With 35.1% of the population between the ages of 0 and 14, education standards must be improved or else the youth bulge threatens to hamper economic growth for several decades to come."

    Oxford University and the alienation of working students

    "Working a job during university, it’s easy to become dissociated from both: always slightly excluded from the freedoms of non-working students, but never able to fully relate to the lives of coworkers."

    Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative finds gender disparities in access to education within poor households

    Completed by the United Nations Development Program and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), the study found that one in six of the world’s poor live in households where no woman or girl has completed six years of education but at least one man or boy has.

    Hanging in the (im)balance: the state-private school disparity in Oxford

    "It is now time for private school students, committed to building a better future for all young people, to use their privilege and voice to pressure these institutions." Fionn McFadden investigates potential solutions to Oxford's state-private school disparity.

    Student art: only for the privileged few?

    Whether you love it, hate it, or love to hate it, it is undeniable that the student art scene remains a fundamental space for...

    Scottish access initiative launched by Brasenose student

    In 2018, there were 13 English private schools that each sent more children to Oxford than the entire Scottish state school system.

    Breakdown: Oxford’s 2019 access report in full

    White applicants over 40% more likely to received an offer than BME applicants

    Unbelieva-ball

    "Oxford may be one of the best universities around the world, but if we pay the same as everyone else for tuition, why can’t we pay the same for entertainment?"

    Kicking out racism in football

    Greg Pankhurst examines what needs to be done to eliminate racism from the game

    Wealthy students escape the turmoil of spiralling student debt

    A report by UK think-tank The Intergenerational Foundation has found that the current student loans system in England disproportionately impacts students from low-income backgrounds. The...

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