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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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St Catz college dog gives birth to puppies

St Catherine’s college dog, who is aptly named Catherine, has just given birth to four puppies. Catherine, a cocker spaniel, “really hit it off” with...

Oxford’s Failure with Eating Disorders

CW: Detailed descriptions of eating disorders. "At Oxford we socialise through college formals, balls, crew dates, welfare teas and so much more. For those of us who have a history of disordered eating, this can prove pretty anxiety-inducing. Not to mention, with the highly anticipated June 21st rapidly approaching and the social eating that will come with this, the pressure to get the perfect body is more extreme than ever." Jaya Rana discusses the inefficiency of Oxford's support system for students with eating disorders

Is this the end of the gig economy?

"In European countries, the rising popularity of apps such as Uber, Uber-eats and Deliveroo has put a strain on welfare states; in recent years, there has been an expanding number of workers who are dependents of a company, without receiving the social security that comes with such dependence." Johannes Moehrle argues for the improvement of workers' rights in the gig economy.

Oxford University releases welfare and support figures

CW: Mental health, rape, sexual assault The University of Oxford has published its statistics for Student Welfare and Support Services in the 2018-19 academic year.  The report shows...

Good Vibrations: Hertford and Merton raffle sex toy vouchers for charity

Hertford and Merton JCRs are raising funds for charity by organising raffles in which the prizes included £20 vouchers for Lovehoney. At Hertford, Rory Saitch...

Big White Wall to give students 24/7 mental health support

Oxford University has signed up to Big White Wall, an online community offering 24/7 mental health support for issues such as exam stress, depression,...

Concerns over Teddy Hall welfare changes

Concerns have been raised that a recently proposed motion in St. Edmund Hall could make it more difficult to run initiatives such as subsidising...

Trinity’s Welfare Turmoil

Trinity's attempt to tackle systemic welfare concerns have been met with complaints.

Wadham SU will fund students’ travel to Gender Identity clinics

The SU will be providing £150 per term for students to travel to Gender Identity Clinics

Quarter of JCRs have transgender rep

Queen’s College is the latest college to introduce the position

Mental health support is a question of priorities

The press may scrutinise college endowments, but all of them have the resources to improve their provisions, says Fin Kavanagh

Uni welcomes calls for ‘urgent action’ on mental health services

Oxford has welcomed a Universities UK (UUK) report calling for “urgent action” to improve the coordination of universities and the NHS in regards to...

Pembroke condom cock-up

OUSU contraceptive change brings questions after students receive unexpectedly small welfare condoms

Oxfess provides an uncomfortable window into Oxford’s mental health struggles

Naomi Packer exposes the pressures of an elite institution on our mental health, and what we can do to help those suffering the most

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