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Wind turbines produced more energy than was used by Scotland in a single day

A breakthrough in green energy production in Scotland was made earlier this month when electricity generated from Scotland’s wind turbines exceeded the daily electricity demand on 7 August, experts announced. According to data collected by the conservation group WWF Scotland, stormy weather led the wind turbines to generate 106 per cent of the total amount […]

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University invests £11 million in new research centre to produce its own sustainable energy

The University of Edinburgh has invested £11 million in a scheme to enable a separate set of buildings on the University campus to produce their own low-carbon energy. The new scheme is estimated to reduce emissions by an additional 2,000 tonnes annually and is due for completion in Spring 2017. The University currently possesses four […]

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TEDx Conference 2016: Speaker Profiles

Michael Gidney – Change is in Your Pocket” As the CEO of the Fairtrade Foundation, Michael Gidney detailed the exploitative child labour and lack of a safety framework for those working in gold-mining in Kenya, Lake Victoria in an environment where profits were prioritized before people. Using this example, he urged for greater transparency in […]

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University of Edinburgh’s TEDx Conference 2016: Connecting the Dots

The University of Edinburgh held its fourth TEDx event to date on February 18. TEDx events in Edinburgh were started in 2013 by Jo Holtan. The event was hosted by two University of Edinburgh students, Pedro Leandro, from the University’s improvisation performance group, The Improverts, and third year student Lily Asch, who was a speaker […]

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UCL students protest accomodation prices by withholding £250,000 in rent

Students at the University College London (UCL) are refusing to pay the rent for their student halls as they are steadily becoming more unaffordable and are demanding for a 40% reduction. Over 150 students in two halls of residences, Ramsey Hall and Max Rayne House at UCL face eviction after withholding over £250,000. Since 2009, […]

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Study shows that cutting down on meat production may have a negative effect on the environment

A University of Edinburgh study has found that lower levels of meat consumption do not necessarily correlate to lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The study was conducted by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) and modelled a specific grazing system, the Cerrado (Brazilian savannah). It concluded that the Brazilian grasslands were able […]

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Rape Crisis centres receive ‘over 3,000 calls a week’ from university students

A recent survey has revealed Rape Crisis centres in England and Wales received over 3,000 weekly calls on average, as reported experiences of sexual assault at university are on the rise. The results show that reports of rape came from both male and female students, with about a third of British female students experiencing sexual […]

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EUSA sabb campaigns for asylum seeker student financial support

Urte Macikene, Vice President Services at Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA), is campaigning for the Scottish Government to provide tuition fees, loans, and bursaries to asylum seekers. Currently, Scottish domiciled undergraduate students can have their full tuition fees paid as well as access bursaries of up to £1,750 and loans of up to approximately £6,000 […]