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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Here’s what George Osborne’s student journalism was like

BuzzFeed, 18th March 2017 Co-bylined with Jim Waterson, BuzzFeed UK Political Editor Former chancellor George Osborne has been appointed editor of the Evening Standard, despite limited experience in journalism. His most notable achievements in the media world were his unsuccessful applications for graduate jobs at The Times and The Economist, followed by a short stint on the Daily Telegraph’sformer diary … Continue reading Here’s what George Osborne’s student journalism was like

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

Sorry, Giles, that’s not the Oxford I know

The Telegraph, 19th December 2016 Something was worryingly familiar about the tone of Giles Coren’s column for the Times this weekend, in which he wrote about the hopeless court case of Faiz Siddiqui, who is attempting to sue Oxford University for its substandard teaching and – by extension - his failure to get a first-class degree. … Continue reading Sorry, Giles, that’s not the Oxford I know

Trump Will Work “Very Closely” With Theresa May, Says Former Campaign Manager

BuzzFeed, 17th November 2016 Co-bylined with Jim Waterson, BuzzFeed Political Editor Donald Trump’s former campaign manager has said the US president-elect will work “very closely” with prime minister Theresa May rather than relying on UKIP leader Nigel Farage when it comes to negotiations between the two countries. Corey Lewandowski, who was replaced as Trump’s campaign … Continue reading Trump Will Work “Very Closely” With Theresa May, Says Former Campaign Manager

Sajid Javid “should have been out on his ear”, says Lord Patten

Cherwell, 6th November 2016 Cabinet minister Sajid Javid should have been sacked by Theresa May for his criticism of the High Court ruling on Brexit, Lord Patten has said. Patten’s comments came on Peston on Sunday, in which he sharply criticised the Communities Secretary for his public view that the court was wrong for its ruling that … Continue reading Sajid Javid “should have been out on his ear”, says Lord Patten

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

If OUSU wants to be taken seriously, it should let us see what it’s up to

Cherwell, 15th May 2016 It was Otto von Bismarck who declared that there are only two things in the world you should never see being made: laws and sausages. And if you believe the rumours about our Prime Minister’s time here, there’s more than enough pork flying around at Oxford. But at a much-awaited OUSU … Continue reading If OUSU wants to be taken seriously, it should let us see what it’s up to