Archive for January, 2015

How technology fucked my degree

How technology fucked my degree

28th January 2015

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Our correspondent explains the myriad ways in which technology spreads its baleful tentacles throughout modern life… I often dream of running away to Norway and… Read More ›

AshQ: Tutorials and time: Enough’s enough

AshQ: Tutorials and time: Enough’s enough

27th January 2015

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Oxford’s most comprehensively alienated student sounds the battle cry against the monstrous tutorial regime. There’s something in Oxford which people shy away from far too… Read More ›

"Natalie, what about inflation?" "Natalie, what's your policy on pensions?" "Natalie, what did you have for breakfast?"

Keen teens lean towards Greens: the student left’s problem with idealism

27th January 2015

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Scarcely a hundred days to go ’til #GE2015. We already have five different election night plans and are DYING OF EXCITEMENT. CAN’T WAIT. Of course, the… Read More ›

A message of solidarity posted on the JCR Facebook page...

Confrontation at LMH bop after activists make social sec cry over “racist costumes”

27th January 2015

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LMH bop was the scene of confrontation and alleged racism this weekend after two student activists labelled costumes ‘racist caricatures’ and reduced a social secretary to tears. Charlotte… Read More ›

Stop it. No one cares.

Listen up, Oxford: put your friends before your principles

26th January 2015

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People at Oxford are too principled. Get over yourself and just be friends. There seems to be some confusion about the distinction between opinions and… Read More ›

UPDATED: Rumours denied – Union Ball set to feature The Wealdstone Raider

UPDATED: Rumours denied – Union Ball set to feature The Wealdstone Raider

26th January 2015

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Update: Sadly the Union have now denied the rumours. Wealdstone Raider has been binned. VERSA will not be attending.    The Wealdstone Raider, 2014’s hit… Read More ›

The people on the end of the phone: interviewing Oxford Nightline

The people on the end of the phone: interviewing Oxford Nightline

24th January 2015

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Most people know very little about Nightline, apart from seeing it around occasionally. VERSA decided to find out more about this mysterious organisation, to which Stephen Fry recently gave… Read More ›

OxStu Editor quits the paper after just two issues

OxStu Editor quits the paper after just two issues

23rd January 2015

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Laura Kennedy, one of the two Editors-in-Chief at The Oxford Student, has today resigned from her position. Kennedy, a Law student at New, is currently rusticated… Read More ›

Serial OUSU hack Jack Matthews announces for VP Grads

Serial OUSU hack Jack Matthews announces for VP Grads

22nd January 2015

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  The already gripping by-election for OUSU’s VP Grads position has taken another nail-biting turn with Jack Matthews’ announcement that he will be running in… Read More ›

Jamie Jackson vs homophobia at Eton

Jamie Jackson vs homophobia at Eton

22nd January 2015

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St John’s second-year, Jamie Jackson, has spoken up about homophobia at Eton College in an open letter. Jamie Jackson studies History at St John’s and, after… Read More ›