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Geographical Society’s Virtual Relay will raise money for Health in Mind

On Friday 25th September, students and staff from across the University of Edinburgh’s Geographical Society will be running for 24 hours in order to raise money for Health in Mind. With many of the university’s societies adapting to the COVID-19 ‘new normal’ as the semester starts, The Student has spoken to the organisers of the […]

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Scotland experiencing rise in tourism thanks to ‘Outlander’

Reports this week in the BBC and elsewhere have highlighted the increasingly ‘booming’ tourism in Scotland, all thanks to the popular Outlander books and TV series. The time-travelling drama, originally written by Diana Gabaldon, set partly in the 18th century has been a huge hit with viewers with a loyal fanbase. Filmed on location in […]

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Key dates and important information for upcoming UCU strikes

On 3 February, the University and Colleges’ Union (UCU) announced a second round of strikes beginning on 20 February. This news comes after a eight day round of strikes took place at the end of the last academic semester. With these strikes looming, we have compiled some information for those out of the loop. When […]

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Explorer Mollie Hughes gives RSGS ‘Inspiring People’ talk at Appleton Tower

Thursday evening saw the University of Edinburgh host the latest in the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s (RSGS) series of its ‘Inspiring People’ talks, this week given by Mollie Hughes. Hughes spoke to a full lecture theatre of around three hundred people in Appleton Tower at 7.30 pm, discussing both her astonishing achievements in 2012 and […]

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Report shows low income students less likely to attend top universities

A recent report from the UCL Centre for Economic Purpose has demonstrated that students for low incomes are less likely to attend top universities and study the most ‘academically selective’ courses in Britain even if they have achieved the high A Level grades. The study further states that alongside this ‘mismatching’ of lower SES (socioeconomic […]

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The Trial of Christine Keeler

Content warning: mentions of sexual abuse and abortion It goes without saying that historical dramas are predictable; the audience knows what will happen before the episode begins, plot twists and all. BBC’s new six-part drama The Trial of Christine Keeler refreshingly manages to avoid this obstacle by focusing on Keeler herself, avoiding a stale retelling […]

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Coronavirus: tests in Edinburgh amid fears of virus in the UK

A recent outbreak of the coronavirus is shrouded in panic and fear, as news spreads of the disastrous situation in China and now reports of the disease mounting globally has received prominent news coverage. The problem remains critical in China, where travelling for Chinese New Year over the weekend left the containing of the outbreak […]

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The Student in conversation with Ian Murray, Labour Candidate for Edinburgh South

Scottish Labour Candidate for Edinburgh South, Ian Murray speaks to The Student about his work so far as an MP since 2010, and his goals for the future of his constituency and beyond as he stands for re-election for a third time on December 12th. Arriving to interview Ian, it becomes clear that his campaign […]