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Is Oxbridge prestige in decline?

Is Oxbridge prestige in decline?

Monday 1 October 2018Student Journalists

For literally centuries, the allure of Oxbridge’s academic prestige has bewitched the brightest and most ambitious of students. It’s the place that precocious young children dream about attending, and teenagers willingly jump through intellectual hoops to attend. But in 2018, when diversity is key and more British universities exist than ever before, does Oxbridge find its prestige in decline?

For literally centuries, the allure of Oxbridge’s academic prestige has bewitched the brightest and...

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Students against tampon tax

Students against tampon tax

Monday 3 September 2018Student Journalists

This month Scotland announced that it would provide free sanitary products to all students at Scottish universities, an initiative it claims is a world first. With news like this, we see the fight against the tampon tax – the name given to the VAT which must currently be paid on all period products, as they are not currently classed as essential items by Westminster – now causing real change at a governmental level. Yet the fight to banish the tampon tax, and to make sanitary items accessible more generally, has long been growing in universities. Up and down the country students have been at the heart of the fight against the tampon tax. 

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Unconditional Offers

Unconditional Offers

Thursday 16 August 2018Student Journalists

Just before I started university I wrote a precocious article for Guardian Students defending the increase in unconditional offers, from the perspective of a student who had very happily received one. I lauded the way they released some of the stress surrounding A Level revision and exams, as well as the extra time they allowed for sorting out that big move away from home. But four years later, having just graduated from my degree, I’m less sure that unconditional offers benefit students as much as they do universities.

Just before I started university I wrote a precocious article for Guardian Students defending the...

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