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Prince Andrew Settlement: disappointment or a win for victims?

This article was originally submitted on the 17th March On the 15th of February, Prince Andrew settled the sexual assault lawsuit filed against him by Virginia Giuffre out of court, for an undisclosed sum. Prince Andrew, the Duke of York was sued by Virginia Giuffre, alleging that he sexually abused her while she was under […]

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Vaccine Passports; are they a logistical nightmare?

Despite England rejecting the idea, from the 18th of October, nightclubs in Scotland have required proof of vaccination, or a ‘vaccine passport’, for entry. This has presented many benefits for students, making sure we all feel safer on nights out. As freshers flu has made its way across the student body, it is a relief […]

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Discontent with the content: Edinburgh Uni English Department under review

As English Literature students, we are well aware of the stereotype of a lack of contact hours. We are, of course, in a very different position to STEM students, requiring hours of lab contact, while we merely need a quiet place to read. However, the decision of the university to upload pre-recorded lectures online, and […]

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Freshers’ week do’s and don’ts

For some, Freshers’ week is the pinnacle of the university experience: the beginning of a thrilling newfound freedom before the onset of academic responsibilities. For others, it is a largely over-hyped and underwhelming experience. While everyone’s experience of Freshers’ week is unique, there are some general rules that ensure that your first week at Edinburgh […]

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Mother’s Day 2021: what to do?

After a year of missed and cancelled celebrations, Mother’s Day is fast approaching. For so many families, our mums are the backbone of emotional and practical support, brought even more into focus during lockdown, where many of us students returned to our family homes. Spending such an extended period at home meant it was easy […]