New ‘buddy’ system for Oxford University’s working class students

The Telegraph, 30th August 2017 Oxford University has announced a new “buddy” system for working class undergraduates, after the student union said that they were being left to fend for themselves. The Class Act campaign, set up by the student union earlier this year, is inviting freshers to sign up for a “buddy”, who will … Continue reading New ‘buddy’ system for Oxford University’s working class students

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While papers whine about Oxbridge debauchery, student altruism gets ignored

The Telegraph, 1st March 2017 There’s something quite odd about coming down to breakfast on a Sunday morning, often with a thick head, and glancing at the paper to see that someone else is having a go at the place where you live. I imagine it’s what it might have felt like to be a … Continue reading While papers whine about Oxbridge debauchery, student altruism gets ignored

Oxford rowers embroiled in dispute with houseboat owners amid claims of egg and tomato throwing

The Telegraph, 3rd February 2017 Co-bylined with Camilla Turner, Education Editor It is one of the country's most prestigious sports clubs with an annual boat race that draws millions of spectators. But now Oxford University's Rowing Club (OURC) has become embroiled in a row with local houseboat owners, which has led to claims of eggs, … Continue reading Oxford rowers embroiled in dispute with houseboat owners amid claims of egg and tomato throwing

Labour is no worse than other parties for anti-Semitism, Shami Chakrabarti claims

The Telegraph, 24th November 2016 Co-bylined with Camilla Turner Labour is no worse than any other party when it comes to anti-Semitism, Shami Chakrabarti has claimed, adding that her report is more respected within the Party because she is an “insider”. The Shadow Attorney General said the debate on anti-Semitism has been “weaponised”, which she suggested … Continue reading Labour is no worse than other parties for anti-Semitism, Shami Chakrabarti claims

Trinity freshers drunk and chanting during matriculation

Cherwell, 21st October 2016 Trinity College freshers were asked on Tuesday to make a charitable donation of ten pounds, to account for their “disgraceful behaviour” at Saturday’s matriculation ceremony. In an email addressed to all undergraduate freshers, Trinity Dean Professor Jonathan Mallinson firmly condemned the actions of the freshers, whom he claimed behaved in a “noisy … Continue reading Trinity freshers drunk and chanting during matriculation