Archive for April, 2016

VERSA debates: Why we must leave the NUS

VERSA debates: Why we must leave the NUS

30th April 2016

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That there should be a referendum in which every student can vote is something of a no brainer – it affects everyone, so it’s fair… Read More ›

Tutor doing ‘pretty good’ job of hiding total contempt for students, academia, and own life

Tutor doing ‘pretty good’ job of hiding total contempt for students, academia, and own life

30th April 2016

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It has been revealed that a philosophy tutor is making concerted efforts to conceal his strong dislike for the undergraduates he sees on a weekly… Read More ›

VERSA debates: Why we should stay in the NUS

VERSA debates: Why we should stay in the NUS

30th April 2016

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The NUS referendum will be governed by short-termist, emotional thinking that will get us nowhere. In 1981, four senior Labour politicians broke away from their… Read More ›

Facebook post leaves RMF leader in hot water, again

Facebook post leaves RMF leader in hot water, again

29th April 2016

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For many South Africans, April 27th – or Freedom Day, invokes memories of the euphoria of 1994, when voters of all races voted alongside each… Read More ›

BioMed students campaign against VIVA bias

BioMed students campaign against VIVA bias

29th April 2016

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In an attempt to remove bias both in favour, and to the detriment of, University scholars, the Oxford University Society of Biomedical Sciences (OUSBMS) has… Read More ›

VERSA’s guide to May Day 2016

VERSA’s guide to May Day 2016

28th April 2016

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May Day is quite a big deal up here. But if you’re struggling to understand what’s so special about high-pitched, early morning singing or strangely… Read More ›

NUS referendum vote passes but not without controversy

NUS referendum vote passes but not without controversy

27th April 2016

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Delay tactics and a vague understanding of democracy at tonight’s meeting… The NUS Referendum passed tonight at the first week OUSU council meeting following several… Read More ›

Vino with VERSA: David Klemperer on why the NUS should “get off its soap box, and do the work.”

Vino with VERSA: David Klemperer on why the NUS should “get off its soap box, and do the work.”

27th April 2016

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It was a dark and dribbly night, so when David Klemperer handed me a generous glass of vintage Alsace, things were looking up. I was, however,… Read More ›

NUS referendum motion sparks serious criticism from the student left

NUS referendum motion sparks serious criticism from the student left

27th April 2016

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Today will see OUSU council debating a motion on disaffiliation from the NUS. The motion, proposed by NUS delegate and member of the Oh Well,… Read More ›

OUSU to make Oxford greener by turning it into an vegetable patch

OUSU to make Oxford greener by turning it into an vegetable patch

26th April 2016

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In the latest confirmation that OUSU is filled with green-voting vegans, plans to create an ‘edible planting group’ have come to light.  In an email… Read More ›