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Marking and assessment boycott cancelled by UCU

Earlier this month, the University and College Union (UCU) announced plans for another round of strike action to start on Monday 23rd May over pay and working conditions. In an unprecedented move, this was to include a marking and assessment boycott, potentially affecting many students including those wishing to graduate in the coming months. However, […]

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Protestors in Nicolson Square Block Attempted Immigration ‘Raid’

At around 5:30PM on Friday the 6th of May, an Edinburgh resident saw two unlabelled vans with ‘immigration support’ signs in the windscreen pull up alongside the restaurants between Nicolson Square Gardens and George Square, and several Home Office Immigration Enforcement officers jump out.  The person assumed this was an attempt to detain and deport […]

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The Sorry State of Politics

Like many people, I am finding myself increasingly disillusioned with politics. When it comes to our country’s leadership, our two-party system presents us with two pitiful options. First there is Boris Johnson and his cabal of remorseless liars, desperately trying to scrape back some kudos after a disastrous two and a half years in power. […]

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Sentimental kitsch – the wonders of Eurovision

Ukraine’s victory in Eurovision on Saturday, came on a wave of massive public support following the Russian invasion in February, with the Kalush Orchestra lying in fifth place after the jury vote before winning 431 out of a maximum 468 points in the public vote. Every country except Serbia placed Ukraine in their Top Three. […]

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Review: Red Ellen

Bettrys Jones’ fiery portrayal of Ellen Wilkinson in Red Ellen, at the Lyceum this May, presents both the achievements and the failures of the remarkable Labour MP in the 1930s and 40s. Red Ellen manages to perfectly balance its portrayal of Ellen’s political passion and commitment without shying away from her failures and messy personal life.  Ellen […]

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Liberation Officers start petition as university ‘fails in its duty of care’ towards transgender students and staff

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) Liberation Officers have begun a campaign urging the University of Edinburgh to show their support for transgender students and staff at the university. The Liberation Officers started a petition, which has so far gathered almost five hundred signatures, asking the university to release an official statement in support of the […]

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Review: All My Sons

First written all the way back in 1946, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons is a staple in the theatre community, and after multiple revivals on Broadway and around the world, as well as two movie adaptations, it presents a unique challenge to contemporary performers to justify their own unique spin on such well-worn pages. Bedlam’s current roster […]

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Review: Farah Saleh’s Gesturing Refugees

This participatory interpretive dance experience will stay with me for a long time. The piece affected me in ways I am not yet aware of; there were many subtleties in the show that participants passively accepted during the performance but were laced with meaning. For example, participants were asked to practice whistling at the start, […]