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Relax, the vaccines are here

Relax, the vaccines are here

How do the new COVID-19 vaccines work? Why were they made so quickly? Can we trust them?
Edinburgh Fringe Preview: Sound Cistem

Edinburgh Fringe Preview: Sound Cistem

Anuli Changa talks to Lizzie Morris and Ayden Brouwers after their work in progress performance in Oxford as part of the OffBeat Festival
UoM inside top 30 in latest QS University rankings, amid Brexit warning

UoM inside top 30 in latest QS University rankings, amid Brexit warning

QS director of rankings Ben Stower warns that UK success in the rankings depends on their Erasmus partnerships
Artefact of the Week: Statue of Robert Owen

Artefact of the Week: Statue of Robert Owen

Patrick Evans looks at the history of a curious bronze statue, considering Robert Owen’s involvement in the cooperative movement
Manchester’s sex toy spend hard to beat

Manchester’s sex toy spend hard to beat

Ann Summers reveals students from the University of Manchester “know exactly what they’re looking for when they’re shopping for toys”

Malala Yousafzai wins conditional Oxford PPE offer

The celebrated young humanitarian campaigner Malala Yousafzai has received several offers from British universities

Academics plea for the government to protect EU citizen’s rights

The heads of thirty-five Oxford University colleges issue a letter warning of the huge impact on academia if thousands of EU staff leave UK universities

The Rhodes Must Fall campaign must grow up

Some students of Oxford have started a cultural revolution of their own, tolerating nothing that offends and completely disregarding history

BME students still struggle to access top universities

David Cameron condemned the reported statistics that only 48 African, Carribbean or mixed students were admitted to Oxford in 2013

Manchester climbs world employability rankings

Manchester joins Harvard and Cambridge in top 25 of University Employability league table demonstrating its appeal to firms across the globe

Oxford activist resigns posts, admitting non-consensual sex

Annie Teriba, a well known activist, has resigned all of her political positions after learning a physical partner did not consent to sex

Banned Oxford magazine may “cause offence”

Satirical magazine ‘No Offence’ was banned from the Oxford Freshers’ Fair due to it controversial content

All-male Oxford drinking society condemned for “homophobic” behaviour

The Abbotts, a secret black tie drinking society, was accused of tearing down LGBT+ pride flags from the walls of Corpus Christi JCR, and their behaviour has been described as “unacceptable.”

Where will your degree land you?

Computer scientists emerge as top-earning graduates in the UK according to figures

I, too, am prejudiced

With the ‘I, too, am’ project sweeping universities around the world, Alice Rigby addressed the casual prejudices we witness every day

Manchester graduates second most-targeted by recruiters

Employers target Manchester students ahead of Oxford and Cambridge

Shock as “joke” candidate becomes president of Oxford Students’ Union

The third year Georgraphy student insists there is a serious side behind his spoof campaign

Working class students under-represented at elite universities

Higher education class gap can’t be explained by grade difference

University Challenge team set for semi-final

The University of Manchester take on Bangor University tonight for a place in the final of the toughest quiz show on TV

Sport news in brief

A quick roundup of some of the spoting stories from the week.