Tag : Oxfam

Oxjam Takes Over Leeds for One Night Only

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Oxjam came back for its fifth year in Leeds this weekend – bringing with it another day packed full of incredible music. For only £2 a venue, or £10 for a wristband with access to all 5 venues, you could see 30 plus bands and over 12 hours of live … Read More

The New Wave of Neo-Colonialism

9 months ago / 0 comments

The current Oxfam scandal, and the varying array of comments and criticism surrounding it demonstrates in black and white that colonial mentalities still exist towards the developing world. With this in mind, appropriate conduct in crisis zones needs some careful scrutiny. Quite clearly, something is wrong, and the rigour surrounding … Read More

‘Oxfam Sex Scandal’ Hits Close to Home

9 months ago / 0 comments

The ‘Oxfam scandal’ has dominated headlines since allegations were published about its staff hiring prostitutes whilst working overseas in crisis hit regions. As more and more accusations have been released, on Monday 12 February, the Charity Commission – the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, opened a new … Read More

Oxfam In Crisis: Will the Charity Survive?

9 months ago / 0 comments

Oxfam, one of the UK’s leading charity organisations, was accused by a report in The Times on February 9 of concealing the findings of a 2011 inquiry into allegations that its senior staff paid for sex with Haitian earthquake victims, in the aftermath of the crisis that left 200,000 people … Read More

Saving the World with Fashion

1 year ago / 0 comments

Often unfairly criticised as being a culture built on excess, fashion can instead be  a liberating force for social good. Darla Dryland investigates the glamour behind Oxfam’s festival reselling. As the fabulous festival season draws to a close, many of us will be suffering from the unavoidable post-festival blues. Getting … Read More

Photo stunt for forgotten Yemen crisis

2 years ago / 0 comments

On Tuesday the LUU Oxfam Society staged a brief “photo stunt” outside the Union building as part of a campaign which hopes to raise awareness of the ongoing Yemen crisis. Members of the society posed with a banner asking “Who Cares About Yemen” to show their solidarity with a country … Read More

Music | Oxjam Music Festival

4 years ago / 0 comments

One city, one charity, six venues and over 40 artists and bands: if you’re looking for a way to catch the latest in Leeds music and do your bit for the community at the same time, the Oxjam Takeover is for you. Oxjam takes place throughout the UK during the … Read More

News | Students turn out for Syria

5 years ago / 0 comments

On Friday Leeds students marked the third year anniversary of what has become one of the most devastating and bloody internal conflicts of recent history. A host of Leeds Union societies including LUU Save the Children, Friends of Syria from the Leeds University Union and LUU Oxfam joined together to … Read More

From Poverty to Power: Oxfam’s Senior Strategic Advisor speaks to Leeds Student

6 years ago / 0 comments

Duncan Green will be visiting the University of Leeds students on Thursday, 31 January from 5-7pm in the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre. He will talk about about the changing landscape of global development. Oxfam’s chief Strategic Advisor spoke to Beckie Smith about poverty, power and public opinion. As Oxfam’s Senior Strategic … Read More