Versa | Balliol Tuesdays got a little Crazy this week: just take a look at what happened to the football table

Balliol Bar got a little out of hand last Tuesday night with a slightly over-enthusiastic table football player unleashing the contents of their stomach on the table. Rumour has it that a member of the Oxford University Japanese Society was the culprit. Competitiveness is great but chundering on the table might be taking things a little too far… Bet […]

Versa | An opinion on being opinionated

“Oxford: it’s all down to your interview” teachers crowed at us in assemblies. “They want to know what you think, not what you’ve read in a textbook. Be confident in saying it, argue your case, it’s all about your opinions.” So, well done you. You’ve done it; you’re here. You sent off the personal statement, […]

Higher Education Is Not The Olympics VERSA

Why ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Bronze’ labels are the most pressing issue of the TEF implications. It was announced in 2016 that, in accordance with the government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) plans, universities would receive rankings of either ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’ or ‘Bronze’. This was a revision from the earlier plans to use the terms, ‘Outstanding’, […]