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Everything you need to know before voting for The SNP

In the run up to the general election, The Student analyses the main parties’ manifestos, allowing you to make an informed choice on the issues that matter most when polling opens on June 8. Stronger for Scotland, the Scottish National Party’s General Election 2017 Manifesto, focuses on Scotland’s position in the UK and the European […]

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Professor Eleanor Riley has been appointed the new Director of the Roslin Institute

Professor Eleanor Riley has, this week, been appointed as the new Director of the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Insitute. She succeeds Professor David Hume, who has occupied the role since 2007, and will take up the post later this year. Riley is currently Professor of Infectious Disease Immunology at the London School of Hygiene and […]

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Firefighters attacked at Bonfire Night festivities in Edinburgh

A number of firefighters around Scotland came under attack while responding to emergency calls on Bonfire Night. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service reported numerous attacks on emergency responders by members of the public, as they attempted to protect people and property from harm. Many of these attacks involved the missiles being launched at emergency […]

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Universities UK releases report on campus harassment and hate crime

Universities UK (UUK) has released a report examining violence against women, harassment and hate crime on university campuses in the UK. The study, published on Friday 21 October, highlights the scale of sexual violence, harassment and discrimination in British universities, identifying areas where universities could improve their responses to such crimes. The UUK Taskforce, formed […]

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Nigel Smith proposes super-majority restriction for Indyref2 vote

Calls have been made for a ‘super-majority’ to be imposed on the next Scottish independence referendum, which has been proposed this past week by Scottish First Minster, Nicola Sturgeon. As the Scottish Government prepares for a second independence vote, Nigel Smith, former Chair of the 1997 ‘Yes/Yes’ campaign for the institution of a Scottish Parliament […]

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Digital technology development aids fight against healthcare corruptions

Digital technology could be the key to improving healthcare delivery, according to research undertaken by the University of Edinburgh and the University of Cambridge. The study shows that mobile and digital technology could be used to improve governance in the healthcare sector, leading to the fairer provision of medical treatment. Published in the Journal of […]