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Not all made equal: Why your college really matters

Students need a more ambitious package of measures that would lead the central university to force colleges to help each other out where necessary. Until then, as the gap between endowments grows, the ‘Oxbridge experience’ will mean increasingly different things for different students. The college system should be a strength of Oxbridge, not its weakness.

Oxford report reveals enduring inequalities underlying maternal mortality

Oxford’s scientists from the Population Health’s National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, in collaboration with MBRRACE-UK, have published a report which helps identify improvements needed in...

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


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