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University staff to strike in protest against proposed changes to pensions

On Monday 22 January, the University and College Union (UCU) voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in response to threats to university staff pensions. Strikes will take place in 61 universities across the UK. These include some of the largest and most respected institutions, including Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial, UCL, Bristol, Durham and St Andrews. […]

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The Student finds out what it is really like for first-year students flat hunting in Edinburgh

As students flood back into Edinburgh after the Christmas break, the time has arrived to think about living plans for the next academic year. This can be particularly stressful for first-year students, many of whom will have no previous experience of house hunting. Problems appear to arise from the outset, as students must initially decide […]

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Fight for the Night

Students and supporters take to the streets to protest gender-based violence in Scotland. On Saturday 25 November, University of Edinburgh students and members of the public joined forces and combined spirits to march from Teviot Row House to Grassmarket in protest against entrenched sexual and physical violence against women and nonbinary individuals. The march was […]

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‘Random Acts of Kindness’ campaign launched by bus company

Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Evening News have teamed up to launch a ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ campaign. As part of the initiative, staff have been distributing free bus tickets, umbrellas, socks and chocolates to passengers on buses and waiting at bus stops.    The distribution of gifts has largely taken place on Princes Street. The […]

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Oh Deer… On the tram

The deer travelled in a cage on board the tram, and was successfully transported to the vets with no further harm to the animal. It is unknown where the deer came from, although it is for a fact that the incident took place a few miles from Corstorphine Hill, home to a large deer population. […]

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Stabbing at The Meadows raises university campus safety concerns

A man was stabbed near The Meadows on Thursday 28 September. The 41-year-old was stood outside the King’s Theatre in Tollcross at around 9:45pm when he was violently attacked. The man was approached by three men wielding knives, two of which proceeded to brutally stab him multiple times. Police Scotland has reported that the victim […]