Freshers’ Guide

The Humbug #2: VERSA’S Weekly Digest

The Humbug #2: VERSA’S Weekly Digest

24th October 2016

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Right. It’s third week folks. Belts on and last one to 8th has to write for panoptica. Once again, here are VERSA’S highlights from last week,… Read More ›

The Real Riot Clubs: VERSA’s Guide to Drinking Clubs – Part 1

The Real Riot Clubs: VERSA’s Guide to Drinking Clubs – Part 1

17th October 2016

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Experience, Freshers' Guide:

Freshers are over. You’ve woken up every day for a week with a hangover, and now you’ve realised you’ve got 24hours to turn in your… Read More ›

The Humbug#1: VERSA’s weekly digest

The Humbug#1: VERSA’s weekly digest

16th October 2016

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Isn’t second week awful!? What with essays, hangovers, and diminishing bank accounts, the Oxford mire is ever increasing. To help navigate you through the shit,… Read More ›

The VERSA Guide to: Matriculation

The VERSA Guide to: Matriculation

15th October 2016

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Experience, Freshers' Guide, Procrastibait:

Dear Freshers, On behalf of Oxford I think everyone in the system would like to apologise for the baffling piece of self-congratulatory heritage masturbation that… Read More ›

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An ode to “Summer”: An Etymology of the Word ‘long’

6th September 2016

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‘Long’ – it’s an interesting word, isn’t it? When my tutor first mentioned the ‘long vac’ I nodded my shrivelled post-Prelim brain naively and imagined scenes… Read More ›

The floor of Wadham MCR, where JC can be seen hobnobbing with the locals about the evils of capitalism

The Freshers Guide to Oxford Colleges

31st August 2016

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Freshers' Guide, Procrastibait:

As a fresher, you are about to be thrown into a sea of confusion. “What kind of people will I meet?” “What societies will I… Read More ›

Life sorted, eh? Think again.

Results Day 2016: on GETTING in

18th August 2016

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Freshers' Guide:

Oliver Pateman reviews his results day. He’s still confused. I received my A-Level results three years ago, and was all set to go to UCL.… Read More ›

Results Day 2016: on NOT getting in

Results Day 2016: on NOT getting in

18th August 2016

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Freshers' Guide:

Results Day: it’s a rather touchy subject. The form for those approaching said subject seems to be as follows: with a slight sideways tilt of… Read More ›

VERSA’s guide to May Day 2016

VERSA’s guide to May Day 2016

28th April 2016

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Experience, Freshers' Guide, Procrastibait:

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 ›

Oxford BNOCs quiz: Do you actually know who they are?

Oxford BNOCs quiz: Do you actually know who they are?

13th October 2015

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Freshers' Guide, People:

There are lots of names you need to know around Oxford (besides that of your bedfellow the morning after…), so VERSA put together a little… Read More ›