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Freshers’ flu back with a vengeance

Many students returning to the University of Edinburgh over the last few weeks have been reporting flu-like symptoms such as coughs, colds and fatigue. Although there have been 46 covid-19 cases reported amongst staff and students at the university since the start of the semester, many other students have tested negative for the virus, suggesting […]

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EUSA calls for tuition fee refunds

On the 3rd August 2021, a Tuition Fee Refund Report was sent to the University of Edinburgh Senior Leadership Team by the Edinburgh University Students’ Association. This follows a Student Council motion that took place in February. The report outlines the impact that the pandemic has had on students’ university experience over the course of […]

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UK government scraps tampon tax and follows Scotland’s lead

CW: domestic abuse, unconsensual sex The five percent rate of VAT on sanitary products has been axed in the UK, meaning that tampons and pads are now treated as essential items. The government had committed to scrapping the tax in the March budget, and the change was implemented on 1 January 2020 following the UK’s exit […]

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Radio Forth’s Mission Christmas Appeal 2020

As we head into December and Christmas draws closer, Edinburgh’s local radio station Radio Forth is beginning its Mission Christmas Appeal. Launched last week, it has seen groups of volunteers and charity workers come together to ensure all children in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife, and Falkirk receive a gift this year. The appeal has been […]

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The ghost of Halloween past

This year, we may have had to celebrate Halloween a little differently. Going from door to door asking strangers for sweets is off the cards, and we had to rethink how we can celebrate this annual tradition. There are, of course, many Halloween traditions that we can still participate in from home. From costume competitions […]

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Breaking the glass ceiling: first woman to walk on the Moon

Since the first moon landing in 1969, twelve people have walked on the moon. All twelve have been men. But this is soon to change, thanks to NASA’s new programme Artemis, as a part of which a man and a woman will be sent to the surface of the Moon, the first humans to do […]