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Nicola Sturgeon announces plan to hold second independence referendum in October 2023

Nicola Sturgeon announced today that her government plans to hold another independence referendum on 19 October 2023. Speaking to Holyrood in a televised address, she said that the 2021 Scottish general election’s pro-independence majority gave her a mandate to pursue another referendum. Like the 2014 vote, the referendum would be consultative, meaning that the result […]

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Pro-life ‘crisis pregnancy centre’ set to open in Edinburgh city-centre next term

American pro-life group Stanton International plans to launch a ‘crisis pregnancy centre’ in Edinburgh in a move Back Off Scotland’s co-founder says “should worry us all”. The Student can exclusively reveal that the centre will open next term in a city centre location, putting it in close proximity to two of the city’s universities. A […]

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University proposes to cancel the KB shuttle bus

The University of Edinburgh does not want to renew the King’s Buildings shuttle bus for the 2022/2023 academic year, according to a statement to The Student by the current Sabbatical Officer team. In their statement, the sabbatical officers said that in a regular meeting with the University’s transport team, the team had “brought a proposal…that […]

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Edinburgh University Russian Society responds to war in Ukraine

This article was originally submitted on the 25th March Edinburgh University’s Russian Society has reached out to its members regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine to offer them help, advice, and pastoral support. In a Facebook post on March 6, the society advised Russian students in Edinburgh to withdraw money from their Russian bank accounts […]

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Niamh Roberts elected EUSA President

Niamh Roberts has been elected President of Edinburgh University Students’ Association. Speaking to assembled Presidential candidates and former and current Sabbatical officers, Roberts said she was excited to take on the role, and was eager to integrate some of the ideas of her competitors. Speaking to The Student after their victory, Roberts said: “I’m feeling […]

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EUSA full election results announced

With the calling of the presidential race for Niamh Roberts on Friday, 18 March, Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s 2022/23 Sabbatical officer team has fully been announced. President: Niamh Roberts Vice President Activities & Services: Natalia EllinghamVice President Community: Isi WilliamsVice President Education: Sam MacCallumVice President Welfare: Lauren Byrne Speaking to assembled candidates and Sabbatical officers after […]

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Activists occupy Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre

Around 20 activists from three University of Edinburgh-based activist groups occupied the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre on Friday night around 7pm. The groups involved are Staff Student Solidarity Network (SSSN) Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Justice for Palestine Society, and climate group Youth in Resistance. The occupation is in protest of inaction by the University on several […]

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EUSA Presidential race announcement delayed due to potential breach of campaigning rules

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) announced on Friday, 11 March, that the result of the race for EUSA President would be delayed. The Students’ Association said in a statement that this was due to “an ongoing investigation into a potential breach of the Election Regulations”. The statement, made on the Students’ Association’s Twitter account, did […]