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Report on Scotland’s place in Europe published by MSPs

Proposals have been put forward by Holyrood concerning Scotland’s position in relation to the European Union (EU) following Britain’s referendum vote to leave the EU in 2016. These proposals have been compiled into a report titled ‘Scotland’s Place in Europe’. The paper, launched on December 20, reiterates the Scottish government’s position that leaving the EU […]

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Research firm signs agreement with University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute

The University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute has made a significant research agreement with Hendrix Genetics organisation with the goal of making livestock and fish farming more sustainable. Working alongside Hendrix Genetics, a leading animal research company, the Roslin Institute will lead efforts to increase disease resistance and improve selective breeding programmes in farm animals on […]

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UCAS report claims University admissions more unequal than previously thought

  Inequality in UK higher education admissions is more prevalent than previously thought, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) has claimed in its end-of-cycle report. The report calls the widely-used method of collecting admissions data, Participation of Local Areas (POLAR), outdated. It suggested that when a more nuanced version of POLAR is used, UK […]

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£3 million in funding awarded to Edinburgh particle researchers

Three million pounds have been awarded to the University of Edinburgh to support its contributions to major scientific projects across the world. The funds, provided by the UK Government’s Science and Technology Facilities Council, will assist Edinburgh researchers taking part in particle physics experiments at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), dark matter research […]

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EUSA by-election results announced

This story is still in development. Keep checking this page for further updates.   Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) has announced the results of their 2015 by-election at an event held in Teviot’s debating hall. The Student was present to witness the results. As the modestly-sized audience left the hall following the EUSA sabbatical officers’ […]

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“Great initial feedback “ for free sanitary products scheme

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) has hailed its free sanitary products service as a great success, one week after setting up the programme. Sanitary products, condoms, and safer sex products are now available at the Advice Place in Potterrow. According to EUSA sabbatical officers, pregnancy tests will also be available soon. Andy Peel, EUSA’s Vice-President […]

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International students turn from UK amid tighter visa restrictions

A major survey has highlighted the increasing number of international students actively rejecting UK universities, identifying harsh post-study work options as the main reason. The Hobsons International Student Survey found that 32 per cent of the 45,000 prospective international students questioned had decided to study elsewhere after looking at, or applying to, a UK university. […]

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University of Edinburgh pledges to step up refugee support

The University of Edinburgh is assembling an advisory team for students and academics fleeing war and persecution. As the European refugee crisis continues to escalate, a University spokesperson announced: “A team based in the University’s International Office will offer advice to prospective students and staff with refugee status. “Edinburgh will provide a range of measures […]