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‘Fight for the Night’ protest marchers: refusing to be silenced

Beaming with glittered cheeks and armed with noisy placards, over a hundred of Edinburgh’s students gathered this past Tuesday in Bristo Square for the 2019 Fight for The Night Protest March.  The event was promoted as an opportunity to reclaim the night for anyone who fears gendered violence and to stand in solidarity with survivors. […]

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Interview: Esther Dominy looks back on her year as VP Welfare at the Students’ Association

Content warning: sexual violence After you were elected as VP Welfare, you said that you wanted to make the process of reporting sexual harassment easier. How have you achieved this? My biggest focus this year has been working on university policies for supporting sexual violence or harassment survivors. I think a specific policy on sexual […]

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NUS run feminist activism workshop in Edinburgh

In a venture to educate students on feminist activism, the National Union of Students’ (NUS) Scotland Women’s Committee are running a feminist workshop tour with visits to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen throughout October. Launched by the NUS Scotland Women’s Officer Shuwanna Aaron, the workshop titled ‘Feminism 10’ aims to equip young women and non-binary students […]

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University of Edinburgh student isolated for eight months in NASA space simulation

Re-entering the world, the Astrobiologist talks life as an ‘astronaut’ in a NASA social experiment. Samuel Payler, a PhD Student at the University of Edinburgh, has recently completed an eight month mission in NASA’s Space Exploration Simulation. The ‘Mars’ habitat, located in Hawaii, is designed to replicate interplanetary conditions here on Earth. Payler, an Astrobiologist, […]