Oxford University official links rough sleeping to students' generosity

Email claiming end-of-exams ‘trashing’ adds to distress of homeless angers students

Oxford University is facing criticism after officials suggested the generosity of students had led to a rise in the number of rough sleepers in the city.

In an attempt to rid the university of its Bullingdon Club image, the university sent an email to students in an attempt to curb the practice of “trashing”, an undergraduate tradition involving covering each other in champagne and food after final exams.

Just been forwarded this email from Oxford University senior management, in which they claim the city's acute homelessness problem is because homeless people come here to take advantage of generous students. pic.twitter.com/3q185P5K25

Continue reading...