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Sundays in the Office: Behind the Scenes

As dearly as we at The Student love the yearly EUSA elections for all the excitement they bring about, we couldn’t help but feel rather drained after this year’s campaigning period ended last Thursday. We’re sensitive too, okay?! Consequently, we decided to keep things light-hearted for this week’s editorial with an exclusive glimpse behind the […]

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Edinburgh, we have a problem.

When we wrote our editorial last week pleading with EUSA candidates to avoid negative campaigning, we did so believing that they would be the ones likeliest to engage in this toxic, mean-spirited, and patently wrong practice. We now realise that we were badly mistaken. We should have also included a plea to the student body […]

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EUSA’s surprisingly uncontroversial year in review

As we move towards spring and the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) elections begin to heat up, we at The Student have been confronted with a bizarre new reality. For the first time since any of us can remember, EUSA has reached this point in the year without suffering a major scandal. While a perennial complaint […]

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Introducing: State of the University

It’s no secret that the University of Edinburgh, despite getting cosy with the likes of Cambridge, Oxford, and Harvard in the top 20 of worldwide university rankings, does notoriously badly in any kind of survey which moves away from research output, graduate employment, and international reputation, and gets down and dirty with the nitty-gritty of […]

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Meet your EUSA Sabbaticals – Tasha, Briana, Eve and Dash talk to The Student

Q: How does student engagement with EUSA at this point in the year compare to this point last year? TASHA: I think one of the reasons we’ve had an increase in nominations might be due to the switch to the online nominations system. BRIANA: One of our collective goals this year, too, has been sabbatical […]

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Scottish Referendum: How should you vote?

The Student speaks to campaigners from the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ camps. Angus Millar is a researcher at Yes Scotland and a member of Generation Yes. Q: Can you give students three reasons to say yes to Independence next Thursday? By voting ‘Yes’, we can ensure that university tuition will continue to be free for all Scottish […]