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University of Edinburgh withdraws graduation fashion advice after backlash

The University of Edinburgh has withdrawn an online article intended to give fashion advice to graduating students, after a backlash on charges of classism and cissexism. The post, released as a newsletter to the graduating class, detailed tips on what to wear to the formal ceremonies, under the mantle “Add a Degree of Fashion to Your Graduation Day.” Written in a […]

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Robin Drummond elected 2016/17 Sports Union president

Robin Drummond has been elected the 2016/17 Edinburgh University Sports Union (SU) president, edging ahead of his opponent Josef Budde after a week-long campaigning period and an all-student vote. The voter turnout and vote count was not made public by the organisation. A spokesperson told The Student that it was not SU policy to release the exact figures of […]

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Sports Union election sees two insiders vie for presidential post

Photo: Left: Robin Drummond; Right: Josef Budde The race to determine the 2016/17 president of the Edinburgh University Sports Union (SU) executive committee entered its final stretch Thursday, as two insiders with extensive experience on the committee vied for the head position. Fourth years Josef Budde and Robin Drummond, the current vice president and sponsorship officer respectively, are contending […]

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Holocaust denial poster found in University of Edinburgh Kings Buildings

Content warning: anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial Editor’s note: Updated 19:38 to include statement from EUSA sabbatical team. A poster denying aspects of the Holocaust was found in the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings Wednesday afternoon, in an apparent anonymous anti-Semitic attack against students. The poster, found pinned to a public notice board in one of the university’s science […]

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University of Edinburgh to take in displaced school children amid city-wide closures

The University of Edinburgh has offered up its facilities to accommodate Edinburgh schoolchildren for the month, amid a city-wide closure of schools that has displaced thousands. In a statement to The Student, a spokesperson announced that the University was “currently in discussions with one school” to host classes in its academic venues, following an offer made earlier in the week. The […]

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Divestment activists lock themselves to Old College gates as occupation continues

Divestment activists locked themselves to the front gates of The University of Edinburgh’s Old College this afternoon, in the latest public demonstration against the University’s current fossil fuel investment policy. Three activists from the Edinburgh branch of People & Planet affixed bicycle locks around their necks and through the bars of the building’s main gate, under a sign […]

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University of Edinburgh to hold review of disability services after student pressure

The University of Edinburgh will be holding a formal review of its support for students with disabilities, after years of pressure by student activists, concerns voiced by students, and a student council motion calling on the Principal to resign. The effort, to be led by Vice Principal People and Culture Jane Norman, was described as “a review of our current […]

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Divestment activists stage second occupation of Charles Stewart House

Student divestment activists have spent the night in the University of Edinburgh’s Charles Stewart Building and intend to stage a long-term occupation that could last a week, in a move echoing a previous effort last May during the exam period. The action, taken by activist group People & Planet, is intended to pressure the University to commit to fully […]