In reference to this story- https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/nov/08/stormzy-oxford-university-turned-down-my-scholarship-offer
It comes as no surprise to us to hear the University turned this offer down. It shows their complacency and how out of touch it has become on this issue. For too long we have seen a lack of action on improving access to Oxford. This was a clear way to change that, and it seems the University is happy with its position at the bottom of the class when it comes to breaking down barriers for black students and students of colour.
As an SU we firmly believe in education for all. One scholarship would not solve deep-rooted problems of racism and inequality in this University or our education system but it’s a step in the right direction.
It seems that it’s too late for this opportunity, but we implore the University of Oxford to ensure this does not happen again.
We will be continuing to the push the University for an explanation for this error.
Oxford SU Sabbatical Team 18/19