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Under-30s in the UK will be offered alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine

Due to concerns about a possible link between the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and rare blood clots, under-30s in the UK will now be offered an alternative jab. The decision has been taken after a review by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) concluded that “the evidence of a link with COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca […]

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Another weekend of “complete chaos” in the Meadows

Temperatures in Edinburgh reached 16 degrees on Saturday, with Scotland’s ‘stay at home’ order lifted on Friday, meaning residents were free to go out without having a specific reason to do so.  However, outdoor gatherings are still limited to four people from two households, and it became clear on Saturday that larger groups were congregating […]

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University cancels all undergraduate in-person teaching until September

On Thursday afternoon, Vice-Principal for Students Professor Colm Harmon emailed students with the news that both teaching and assessments for undergraduate students at the University of Edinburgh will continue in digital form for the remainder of this semester.  There are exceptions, such as for students who have already resumed some on-campus elements since the break.  […]

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The Student speaks to Edinburgh students who worked as key workers

As the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic tore through the country, everybody was instructed to work from home if they could. Many workers, however, did not have this option – the nature of their jobs meant that working remotely was not possible.  Now that the nation is gripped by a second wave of the virus, The […]

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“I hope you’ve earned that” – the morality of food and exercise

Ooh, I hope you’ve earned that”; “How much walking will you have to do to work that off?” – most, if not all, of us know the type of comment. I know, I know – it’s throwaway, tongue-in-cheek; people just want to make conversation. But comments made without thinking are not comments made in a […]

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Christine Jardine: Interview with the MP for Edinburgh West

Christine Jardine, the MP for Edinburgh West, was first elected in the 2017 general election, one of only four Liberal Democrat successes in Scotland, and increased her majority in December’s vote. In that election, the Liberal Democrats enjoyed an increase in vote share of 6.8 per cent in Scotland but lost former leader Jo Swinson’s […]

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Stop bashing our bodies

It is a challenging time for the body positivity movement. Christmas and New Year have just flown by, and most of those who celebrate will – hopefully – have had time to relax, spend time with loved ones, and enjoy some festive fun. As always, however, comes the inevitable onslaught of New Year diets and […]

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Interview with Liberal Democrats Edinburgh South West candidate Tom Inglis

The Student spoke to Liberal Democrat’s candidate for Edinburgh South West, Tom Inglis, to discuss how he feels the party has progressed since the coalition and in advance of the General Election. Why should students trust the Lib Dems? Do you feel that your party has regained some of the trust that may have been lost […]