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 ›

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 ›

Oxbridge’s most problematic parties

Oxbridge’s most problematic parties

25th April 2016

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Controversy over college ball themes seem to have become such a regular occurrence that it can be hard to keep track of them all, so… Read More ›