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How you can be an ally to the LGBT+ community

LGBT+ people are both your family members and your friends, which means that you should seize the opportunity to be an ally at home, university and work. An ally can be someone who supports and accepts an LGBT+ individual, or a person who actively advocates for the movement toward equal rights and treatment of the LGBT+ community. […]

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The Student interviews LGBT officer Delphi Macpherson

The Student interviewed Delphi Macpherson, the Students’ Association’s LGBT+ Officer, to hear her thoughts about LGBT+ History Month at the University of Edinburgh. What is your vision for LGBTQ+ History Month? My vision is to have an LGBT+ History Month that encompasses every student’s narrative and gives reference and time to everyone’s identity. Therefore, there […]

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@Pizza: the new restaurant making pizza in 90 seconds

A pizza made in 90 seconds? ‘That’s too good to be true’, I thought to myself as I entered Edinburgh’s new restaurant @pizza, which so effortlessly proved me wrong. Situated in Charlotte Lane, the western edge of Princes Street, @pizza is an urban and spacious ‘Millennial City’, offering a hip vibe, cutlery made from recycled […]

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Edinburgh’s @pizza legally challenged by US pizza chain

@pizza (pronounced ‘at pizza’), a new Edinburgh restaurant claiming to produce ‘The World’s Fastest Pizza’, is entangled in legal allegations with the US &pizza chain for having copied design and product identity. Unlike @pizza, which is opening on Saturday November 25 at Charlotte Lane in Edinburgh, &pizza (pronounced ‘and pizza’) first opened in Washington DC […]

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New bathroom signs highlight all disabilities

This Disability History Month seen the launch of Students’ Association Disabled Students’ Officer Chloë Marvin’s new liberation campaign to highlight invisible disabilities. Thousands of people in the UK are living with conditions and disabilities that cannot be physically seen, such as Crohn’s disease, Colitis and IBS. The new signs on all accessible bathrooms across Edinburgh […]

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Lifestyle Wellbeing

Advice on supporting friends with mental ill health

This past month, I failed to recognise my friend’s mental health issues. Even though I knew she was suffering, I did not know how to approach her about it, which led to me misunderstanding some of her actions and making the problem worse. If you know your friend is struggling, it’s important to not be […]

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The Student interviews African and Caribbean Society President Elizabeth Kwenortey

The Student sat down with the President of the African Caribbean Society, Elizabeth Kwenortey, to talk about Black History Month at the University of Edinburgh. What is your vision/your plans for the Black History Month? I hope that the Black History Month isn’t only temporary or a phase. I hope it implants in the university […]

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Not so fresh fresher’s cleaning habits

Freshers’ Week is now over and thousands of first years are settling into university life. For many first year students, the greatest challenge of living independently is facing the tedious reality of cooking and cleaning. The British cleaning technology company Kärcher have recently unveiled an independent study detailing that eight per cent of freshers seldom […]