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Edinburgh Undergraduate Women in Business host first UK Summit encouraging female leaders

On Wednesday 29 March, the University of Edinburgh hosted the first UK’s Undergraduate Women in Business Summit. Organised by the University’s Women in Business society, the event included a range of guest speakers, workshops and panel discussions. The aim of the event was to inspire female students to strive for their desired roles in the […]

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Back-to-work scheme will not hinder benefits for Scottish citizens, says Social Security Secretary Angela Constance

Social Security Secretary for the Scottish National Party (SNP), Angela Constance, has declared that unemployed Scots will not lose welfare benefits if they fail to take part in the back-to-work scheme, The Scotsman reports. The back-to-work scheme intends to assist the unemployed in finding work. It was introduced as an Act of Parliament in 2013, […]

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Farmfoods supermarket changes caged-egg policy following student protests

A week after protests took place across Scotland, Farmfoods supermarket franchise has announced that they will be introducing a new policy to source 100 per cent cage-free eggs by 2025. On Saturday, 5 November, activists gathered outside the supermarket Farmfoods in Edinburgh, as well as franchises of the grocery store across Scotland, to protest their […]

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Three of the University of Edinburgh’s best academics receive prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize

The Philip Leverhulme Prize has been awarded to three Edinburgh academics who have been recognised as a few of today’s top researchers, according to the University’s website. Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz of Archaeology, Dr Scott Cockroft of Chemistry, and Dr Hannah Rohde of Linguistics are the academics whom Edinburgh has identified as pioneering in their areas […]

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University of Edinburgh ranks highly in new subject specific league tables

The Times Higher Education has released the results of 2016-17’s World University Rankings by subject, with the University of Edinburgh ranking in the top 25 in four out of eight subject areas. In the study, universities are assessed in eight key subjects: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Clinical and Pre-clinical Health, Computer Sciences, Engineering […]