Sabbatical Officer Blog Posts


The Impact of VP C&C

By Rosanna Greenwood | VP Charities & Comunity | Wed 24th Apr 2019

Being VPC&C gives you the ability to help move this University in the right direction. As a direct result of listening to the student voice, often through SU campaigns the VPC&C has been able to push for change.





Hello and Happy Hilary

By Katt Walton | VP Women | Mon 14th Jan 2019

I am looking forward to this term as I have lots of exciting things in the pipeline. Over the course of the next 8 weeks I am looking at ways the SU and our University can better support student sex workers.






By Katt Walton | VP Women | Mon 30th November 2018

Recentley Ellie Macdonald (VP Welfare and Equal Opportunities), Rosanna Greenwood (VP Charities and Communities) and I attended the Lessons From Auschwitz Project, a specifically designed experience for sabbatical officers and university leaders hosted by The Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) and The Union for Jewish Students



Reclaim The Night

By Katt Walton | VP Women | Tue 27th Nov 2018

Last night I marched with over 100 women for Oxford’s Reclaim the Night event. Reclaim the Night is an event which happens around the UK each year. The purpose of RTN is for women to march through the streets of their own city protesting the fear of real violence, sexual harassment and rape women face daily.




Why this year your SU will make access a priority

By Joe Inwood | Oxford SU President | Fri 28 Sep 2018

Over the last several years, Oxford has again been subject to intense scrutiny of its access and admissions practices. The clear problem that exists in both student and staff populations is written about in the national press on an almost daily basis. 





What is the GRA? (Gender Recognition Act)

By Katt Walton | VP Women | Mon 3rd September 2018

Hey everyone, welcome to my first Oxford SU blog post! My name is Katt and I am going to be VP Women for 18/19. For those that don’t know I am elected to represent and advocate for the rights of all women at this university. I will also be working on policies and resources which have a gendered aspect, this includes trans rights





Oxford SU & The NSS

By Lucas Bertholdi-Saad | Vice President Access & Academic Affairs | Mon 30th Jul 2018

For the second year in a row, the University of Oxford has not had enough responses on the National Student Survey (NSS) to publish its results. This is a success for Oxford Students’ Union, which this year continued its NSS boycott campaign, as well as an important victory for students and academics opposing the marketisation of UK Higher Education.





6 Things I Learnt From NUS SU's 2018

By Joe Inwood | President | Wed 11th Jul 2018

As part of making the SU as open as can be, this year the sabbatical officer team will be keeping you updated on our work through blog posts like these. Last week, I went to the annual Students’ Unions conference at Birmingham NEC with our staff members Sarah and Liam. Having previously avoided both the NUS and large soulless conference venues, I was a bit apprehensive as we made our way up by train.