Oxbridge and elitism

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England’s most prestigious universities failing to boost social mobility, IFS finds
Research comes as government details measures that compel universities to do more to help graduates

Richard Adams, Education editor

24, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Oxbridge student groups to be exempt from free speech law
Labour MPs accuse government of ‘ridiculous’ double standards and warn of two-tier university system

Richard Adams Education editor

19, Sep, 2021 @1:48 PM

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Oxford University uses lockdown loophole to allow in-person MBA teaching
Students on prestigious course will be back on campus at least a month before others are permitted to return

Rachel Hall Education reporter

07, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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A Bullingdon in reverse: how working-class student club is taking on elitism
The 93% Club, begun in Bristol by a state-educated student, is snowballing, with big firms now taking note

Robert Verkaik

06, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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'You need someone on the inside': the state school students helping peers into Oxbridge
Student-led projects are demystifying the application process for Oxbridge hopefuls from less privileged backgrounds

Donna Ferguson

23, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Britain’s best universities are dominated by private schools. Could I help level the playing field?
My local comprehensive had not had a student go to Oxford or Cambridge in seven years. So I offered to give its brightest pupils the confidence and support of an expensive education

Joshi Herrmann

10, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Cambridge college threatens to evict students if a Covid-19 outbreak occurs
Trinity’s policy accused of being ‘extremely punitive’ and breaching official guidance

Anna Menin and Richard Adams

16, Sep, 2020 @10:25 AM

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'This isn't an outdated ivory tower': how Oxford university leapfrogged its rivals
Oxford is top of the Guardian’s rankings for the first time in a decade – thanks to its success in the graduate job market

Rachel Hall and Richard Adams

05, Sep, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Covid will reinforce race inequality at Oxbridge, warn experts
With predicted exam grades known to be biased against black students, it is feared numbers being accepted into elite universities will fall

Jamie Doward

21, Jun, 2020 @8:35 AM

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Oxford students to get anti-bias training after George Floyd ‘joke’ at hustings
Candidate for ‘cake rep’ sparks anger after comparing killing of black man to flour shortages

Sally Weale Education correspondent

05, Jun, 2020 @9:30 AM

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The gross hypocrisy of private school heads | Letters
Letters: The HMC is in no position to complain about unfairness, writes Mark Walford, while Colin Richards says that working-class students have always been discriminated against when applying for top universities


30, Jan, 2020 @5:53 PM

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White men still dominate judiciary, says Justice report
Progress on diversity too slow as only 7% of court judges are BAME and one-third female

Simon Murphy

29, Jan, 2020 @1:00 AM

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