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Ukrainian Society criticises “one-sided” Edinburgh Tab article about anti-Russian sentiment on campus

Update, 9:55pm, 3 December: This story has been updated with statements by The Edinburgh Tab and the Russian Speaking Society. They can be viewed at the bottom of this article. The Edinburgh University Ukrainian Society (EUUS) has criticised a recent article in The Edinburgh Tab discussing the Russian-Speaking Society (RSS) at the University. Published on […]

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“Nothing short of incompetent” – Investigation by The Student finds dangerously unsafe toilets, inaccurate information plague university’s accessibility efforts

An investigation by The Student has found that the University of Edinburgh’s building accessibility information and provision suffers from outdated information and poor maintenance. Reporters found that dozens of accessible toilet emergency alarms had been tucked behind or wrapped around grab rails, putting the lives of mobility impared people at risk. Further, over one-third of […]

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EUSA will still stream World Cup matches despite Qatar’s use of forced labour, persecution of LGBTQ+ people

Edinburgh University Students’ Association will still screen matches from the 2022 World Cup despite backlash over host country Qatar’s human rights abuses. Students’ Association president Niamh Roberts made the announcement in a letter responding to an open letter signed by 40 societies calling for EUSA to suspend plans to stream the events. Roberts said that […]

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40 societies sign letter calling on EUSA to boycott 2022 World Cup, abandon plans to show matches in Teviot

40 societies have signed a letter to Edinburgh University Students’ Association asking it to boycott the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Organised by the 93% Club, the letter calls upon Students’ Association president Niamh Roberts and Commercial Services Director Alan Duff to not follow through on plans to screen the contest. Currently, EUSA plans to screen […]

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Main Library becomes third building to be evacuated in one day

The Main Library was evacuated around 5:45pm today after the building’s fire alarm went off. Students and staff left the building, and were allowed to return inside around 6:05pm. No official reason has yet been given for the evacuation. However a fire alarm pull station in the first floor central stairwell was left uncovered, while […]

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Napier, Edinburgh College Students’ Association provide students free breakfasts amid cost-of-living crisis

Edinburgh Napier University and Edinburgh College Students’ Association (ECSA) have both launched free breakfast programmes for their students amid the cost-of-living crisis. Napier’s programme, which became effective from 17 October, grants every student at the university a free breakfast every weekday. The university’s students can get one hot breakfast roll and one hot drink from […]

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University lecturers, other teaching staff to strike on 24, 25, and 30 November

Members of the University and College Union (UCU), which includes lecturers and other teaching staff at the University of Edinburgh, are set to strike on 24, 25, and 30 November. The action comes after the union and the University could not come to an agreement on pension and pay and working conditions disputes raised by […]

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Students’ Association to vote Thursday on becoming explicitly pro-choice

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) will hold a vote to become explicitly pro-choice during the Student Council meeting to be held at 6pm on Thursday on Teams. Submitted by VP Community Isi Williams, the motion would, if passed, make sure that students can access “free, impartial and non-directional” advice through the Association’s Advice Place. In […]