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Covid fears move UCU rally online

The University and College Union (UCU) Scotland held an online rally on Thursday, December 2nd: the second day of strike action across the higher education sector. The hour-long event was originally planned to be in front of the Scottish Parliament building but was moved online amid fears of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, and live-streamed […]

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Edinburgh Alumni who received the Victoria Cross

With Remembrance Sunday having just passed, the University of Edinburgh can be proud of the jaw-dropping tales of bravery displayed by many of its alumni in the First World War. Among hundreds of tales of valour, five university alumni were awarded the Victoria Cross, which remains one of the highest honours that can be bestowed […]

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Edinburgh staff vote for strike action

Staff at the University of Edinburgh have voted this week for strike action over pension cuts, pay and working conditions alongside colleagues at dozens of other British universities. With a turnout of 59 per cent, which is higher than the 50 per cent requirement for strike action to be legal, 82 per cent voted in […]

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Hamilton is the best there ever was

It’s a milestone that has looked inevitable for some time. Lewis Hamilton has one hundred Formula 1 victories to his name. Following this achievement, one which has never before been seen in the sport, the question on the paddock’s mind is once again, could Sir Lewis be considered the greatest F1 driver ever to kiss […]

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Response to online teaching revealed in latest university survey

Online lectures have been backed and online tutorials scorned by students in the University of Edinburgh’s most recent Pulse Survey. In an additional question in the October survey, 79 per cent of undergraduates and 74 per cent of postgraduates revealed they wanted lecture recordings to stay. 61 per cent of undergraduates wanted online seminars and […]

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Edinburgh professor secures memory of daring escape from slavery

A professor at the University of Edinburgh has successfully secured a ‘blue plaque’ in memory of two escaped slaves and abolitionist campaigners. An English Heritage London blue plaque will now mark the address that Ellen and William Craft lived at in Hammersmith after a daring escape from enslavement. The plaque was proposed by Dr Hannah-Rose […]

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Explained:The Students’ Association Trustee Board

With the Sabbatical Officer elections completed, the new team of five Sabbatical Officers will be running the Edinburgh University Students’ Association for the next year.  But the five Sabbatical Officers are merely a small part of governing the Association. It is the Trustee Board who are ultimately responsible for the wellbeing of the organisation.  Who is on […]

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“Absolutely no budge” on no detriment policy from Russell Group, says VP Welfare

As her term in office nears its end, Vice President Welfare of Edinburgh University Students’ Association Niamh McCrossan said the University of Edinburgh is unlikely to U-turn and implement a ‘no detriment’ policy.  In an exclusive interview with The Student, she said: “This is something that we have pushed hard on, we are continuing to push hard on, […]