Categories
News

One in five UK undergraduates awarded first class degree

One in five undergraduate students has been awarded a first class degree in 2014. Figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency on the academic year 2013/2014 showed that the number of first class degree awarded has doubled in the last decade. 80,000 students left higher education with the highest possible degree classification. As almost […]

Categories
News

FemSoc EGM results in President’s resignation

Vote on Kirsty Haigh’s removal to be delayed Edinburgh University Feminist Society’s (FemSoc) Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), at which the society was to vote on whether to remove committee member Kirsty Haigh, could not go ahead as planned on Sunday October 26. President Naomi Beecroft and Welfare and Accessibility Officer Lorin Murray-Campbell, resigned. Further resignations have […]

Categories
News

EUSA Statement on Palestine to remain

‘EUSA For Peace’ motion falls at Student Council A motion entitled ‘EUSA for Peace’, asking the sabbatical officers to retract their statements on Palestine, fell at the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) Student Council meeting on Thursday night. The motion fell with 70 votes in favour and 165 votes against the motion. Votes were cast […]

Categories
News

FemSoc EGM to vote on removal of Kirsty Haigh

The University of Edinburgh’s Feminist Society (FemSoc) will hold an Emergency General Meeting (EGM) on October 26 to discuss the future of Kirsty Haigh, FemSoc committee member and former Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) Vice President Services. The Facebook event for the EGM states that FemSoc have received several safe space complaints regarding Haigh’s behaviour. […]

Categories
News

UCL launches investigation into ‘bellogate’ email hack attack

University College London (UCL) has launched a cyber security investigation into an email sent from Provost Michael Arthur’s account.The one-word email sent from provost@ucl.ac.uk, simply saying ‘bello’, was addressed to the entire student population of almost 29,000 students.As the mysterious email was sent to an ‘all-students’ address on Thursday night, many students took the opportunity […]

Categories
News

Controversy over EUSA update on release of exam dates

Last week, Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) published an update on the prospect of releasing exam dates earlier, stating there was no way to release the exam timetable earlier than week seven of the semester without compromising provisions for students with disabilities. This update by the sabbatical officers followed a petition for the release of […]

Categories
News

FemSoc to vote on removal of Kirsty Haigh

The University of Edinburgh Feminist Society (FemSoc) will hold an Emergency General Meeting (EGM) on October 26 to discuss the future of Kirsty Haigh, committee member of FemSoc and former Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) Vice President Services. The Facebook event for the EGM states that FemSoc have received several safe space complaints regarding Haigh’s […]

Categories
News

Edinburgh University Honorary Professor awarded Nobel Prize

Professor Edvard Moser, an Honorary Professor at The University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Science, and his wife May-Britt Moser, also an affiliate in the Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems, have been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.The Mosers share half of the prize, the other half was awarded […]