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Forget a second referendum: we need to make Brexit work

It’s a lovely idea, isn’t it? The original vote back in 2016 was so close, and many people voted Leave as a ‘protest vote’, not taking it seriously or actually believing we would ever leave. Some of us just reaching our twenties weren’t even old enough to vote in the EU Referendum.  So, let’s hold […]

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A ‘people’s vote’ is not what students need from Corbyn

It’s a lovely idea, isn’t it? The original vote back in 2016 was so close, and many people voted Leave as a ‘protest vote’, not taking it seriously or actually believing we would ever leave. Some of us just reaching our twenties weren’t even old enough to vote in the EU Referendum. So, let’s hold […]

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The Students’ Association’s gender pay gap figures suggest they are committed to gender equality

Edinburgh University Students’ Association have publicly released their gender pay gap figures, following legislation that demands all organisations with over 250 employees do so. Their figures regarding gender, staff ratios and pay reveal some interesting trends. In order to understand these figures, we need an idea of why there is a pay gap, and what […]

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More needs to be done to tackle sexual violence at university

Content Warning: sexual violence  Sexual violence is something one third of female students in the UK have endured, despite it being an issue that has come into the attention of the public sphere only relatively recently. Statistics like this are thrown around both in criticism and praise of the efforts being made by many in […]

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Beauty standards are a battleground for racial equality

Those unaffected by racism might like to tell themselves that it is swiftly becoming a thing of the past, but they would of course be wrong. It’s often much easier to give ourselves a pat on the back for all the progress we’ve made: the ‘separate but equal’ mentality of post-civil war America seems over, […]

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Liverpool Gangs, Vice and Packet Rats: 19th Century Crime and Punishment

Archibald’s Liverpool Gangs, Vice and Packet Rats: 19th Century Crime and Punishment is an intriguing account of the history of crime in what is now one of the largest metropolitan areas in the UK. The book seems to be thorough and well-researched, and does an excellent job of using stories of Liverpool’s criminal enterprise to […]

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Representation is crucial for children’s self confidence

s human beings, we crave acceptance, community, and a sense of belonging. We also, by our very nature, belong to various groups based on our race, gender, faith, sexuality – the list goes on. Here in the UK, our society is relatively diverse, and most people believe those belonging to minority groups are of equal […]