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10 student-friendly Fringe vacancies that are open now

Working at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a brilliant opportunity for students to make money and experience the world’s largest arts festival. Getting a job at the festival can often be tough as many companies begin to recruit as early as January, but we have compiled a list of great festival jobs that are accepting […]

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Film

Highlights from EIFF’s The Young & the Wild Programme

The Young and the Wild is a strand of the Edinburgh Film Festival (EIFF) aimed at young people between the ages of 15 to 25 years old. From the 22nd to 30th June, a vast range of events will be hosted at the Young and the Wild HQ (the Cornerstone Centre in St Johns Church, […]

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Lifestyle Wellbeing

The Student interviews creators of Mouth to Mouth zine

Content warning: eating disorders Mouth to Mouth is a new student led zine about university and eating disorders. The Student got the chance to chat to the founders of the zine, Lucy Dinozzi and Jess Cox, to hear about the process of creating Mouth to Mouth and their aims for the publication. How did Mouth […]

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TV

Stand Up to Shyness

Stand Up to Shyness is a BBC One documentary starring Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert as he explores his shyness and uses comedy as a tool to help others extinguish their own. Throughout the hour-long programme, Gilbert looks back on his childhood to identify where his shyness came from, chats to peers about their understanding of […]

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Features Lifestyle

The rise of Veganuary, and why you should consider taking part

Many people use the beginning of the year to form new habits: through a healthier diet, becoming more organised, or exercising more regularly. In 2014 Veganuary was launched, capitalising on society’s new year motivation. The campaign encourages people to maintain a plant-based diet throughout January, eating no animal products whatsoever. The initiative is becoming increasingly […]

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Features Lifestyle

Living with an invisible disability: student experiences

A  significant proportion of the population live with invisible conditions or disabilities that have a huge impact on their day to day lives. An invisible disability is one that is not immediately apparent from an individual’s appearance. Some examples of these include inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), severe allergies, mental health disorders, chronic pain, fibromyalgia and […]

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Comment

Scotland needs to remain united in the face of a second referendum

The 18 September 2014 was an important day for Scotland. It was the date of the Scottish Independence referendum and marked the end of long, passionate and hostile campaigns from both sides. Intimidation and violence were rife in the months prior to the referendum. That can’t happen again. If the people of Scotland decide to […]

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News

Universities told to ‘commit to free speech’

Jo Johnson MP, the Universities Minister, has announced his intention to protect free speech by punishing universities that ‘no platform’ certain speakers. Johnson’s proposal will be finalised in legislation by the new Office for Students (OfS), a regulatory authority for higher education institutions to officially receive powers in April 2018. Universities that fail to abide […]