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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."

The four-day working week: A new way forward?

Imagine working reduced hours over a four-day week and having a three day weekend, every week.   It seems like a radical idea, one that is...

Beyond the 9-to-5: In Conversation with Chelsea Fagan

Chelsea Fagan’s videos are credited for making me finally understand stocks — no small feat, since both economics teachers and my dear parents had...

Doom and zoom: student work life in 2020

Like so many other current second year students, my Trinity term in 2020 was characterised by long, repetitive hours spent at a desk I...

The Evolution of Work

With people forced to work from home, layoffs happening in every industry, and a power balance shifted by the increasing necessity of essential workers, the...

Making Your Home Space Your Own

The world around us is changing at an alarming rate, forcing many of us to rethink our plans for the next few months. With these changes...

Hi, I’m an Oxford student and I have chronic indecision

Everyone in Oxford seems to be an overachiever, skipping from committee to niche sports team with apparent ease. How can we deal with the...

Student Jobs: Are they worth it, and how to manage when...

Oxford University’s official guidelines states "term-time employment is not permitted except under exceptional circumstances," and even in the holidays, students are told to prioritise their studies. Questions...

The Unscheduled Life of a History Student

I round the corner. The door is in sight. I make awkward eye contact with the person coming the other way down the path...

How to manage your work

Whether it's problem sheets or essays, here are some top tips to remember when it starts to pile on