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Big fanfare, few meaningful actions

This week The Student reported that the University of Edinburgh has failed to truly end fossil fuel investments. Despite announcing to great fanfare that “the University has divested from fossil fuels,” as permitted by the wording of the announcement, they continue to hold £39.1 million in BlackRock who have refused to divest from extractive industries. In the […]

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Call for conversation: women in medicine

One essential part of an older patient’s management is the Mini-Mental State Examination. There are various questions to consider, but most include the practitioner asking, “who am I?” to assess the patient’s awareness of their surroundings. A question to which at least two women doctors I know consider as having been answered correctly if the […]

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The Student meets Rakshit Dalal

This interview forms part of a series of interviews that The Student will conduct with presidential nominees in the run up to the Edinburgh University Students’ Association elections that will begin on Monday 8 March. Rakshit Dalal is currently a postgraduate student at the University of Edinburgh studying for an MSC in International Relations. He […]

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Sport

DRS decisions are not infallible

Two incidents within half an hour on the first day of England’s second test against India prove that the process for technology reviewing decisions is not perfect. It is only when the umpire has the right data and uses it correctly that it adds to the spectacle.  DRS in cricket has had a longer history […]

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New tournament, familiar flaws: Wales fall to sixth consecutive defeat

Wales fell to a 32-9 defeat to Ireland in the Autumn Nations opener amid building pressure on head coach Wayne Pivac. After five consecutive defeats, the head coach would surely have hoped for better from his men in the key areas of the scrum and breakdown. The team’s expansive game plan was neutered by their […]

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England claim title as Six Nations finally draws to close

And it is over. A mere eight and a bit months after it began on 1st February in Cardiff, the Six Nations has reached its conclusion. England took the title on points difference from France, closing their campaign with a bonus-point victory over Italy. The top spot was secured despite an opening day defeat to […]

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Successive Grand Slams no surprise for dominant Red Roses

England’s wide margins of victory against all but their nearest rivals France paint a picture of dominance. Another title secured with a game to spare. A team which appears far ahead of all others. Whilst the achievement cannot be dismissed, England secured back-to-back Grand Slams on Sunday with a win over Italy, is it particularly […]

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Is Covid-19 in fact exposing, rather than causing, The University of Edinburgh’s financial troubles?

There has been much said about the emails recently sent from Peter Mathieson. On the 24th of April he stated that Edinburgh needed to “think the unthinkable” and in a later email added that “staffing and non-staffing costs will need to be cut”. National organisations such the BBC and The Scotsman have reported on the […]