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Oxbridge student groups immune from free speech laws

Oxbridge students are immune from the legal restrictions imposed by the government’s Higher Education Freedom of Speech bill.   This has led to mass frustration with Labour MPs protesting that this kind of treatment created a two-tier system across UK universities.  The bill has been introduced to “make provision in relation to freedom of speech and […]

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International student admission to compensate lack of funding

The BBC reported late last month that there are 7 per cent fewer UK undergraduates at Oxford and 5 per cent fewer at Cambridge this year, compared with 2007-08. It was also reported that the number of International students attending Russell Group universities drastically increased in the same period, with about a 51 per cent […]

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Elitism in universities is reflective of the widening wealth gap in the UK

In 2016, the University of Oxford offered 59.2 per cent of its places to pupils from state schools, its highest yet. Whilst this makes up the majority of the university, it does not sound so laudable when you realise that only 18 per cent of children over the age of 16 are educated at private […]