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Debates Union hosts discussion panel on lecturer strikes

This article was originally submitted on the 14th March On Wednesday the 9th of February, Edinburgh University Debates Union hosted a discussion panel on the upcoming lecturer strikes. The discussion was designed to give students a better understanding of some of the issues that lecturers are currently facing within the University of Edinburgh, as well […]

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University hosts Lord Byron exhibition

The University of Edinburgh is currently displaying an invaluable collection of Lord Byron’s personal effects as part of their ongoing exhibition titled ‘Edina/Athena: The Greek Revolution and the Athens of the North, 1821-2021’, which is being hosted by the university’s School of History, Classics and Archaeology.  The exhibition is being held in remembrance of the […]

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Women’s Health Minister refuses to implement abortion clinic buffer zones

On the 14th of September, Back Off Scotland campaigners met with the Scottish Government Women’s Health Minister, Maree Todd MSP, to discuss introducing 150 metre ‘buffer zones’ around abortion clinics across Scotland. The organisation is a student-led group with a national petition to aid in reproductive rights. The idea behind the buffer zones is to […]

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Oxbridge student groups immune from free speech laws

Oxbridge students are immune from the legal restrictions imposed by the government’s Higher Education Freedom of Speech bill.   This has led to mass frustration with Labour MPs protesting that this kind of treatment created a two-tier system across UK universities.  The bill has been introduced to “make provision in relation to freedom of speech and […]

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Incident on Lothian Road leaves five injured

Two men, aged 39 and 60 years old, and three women, aged 37, 22 and 65, were hospitalised after being hit by a car at 00:40 on Sunday 12 September. The incident occurred on Frederick Street at its junction connecting to Rose Street.  Police have said that the vehicle did not stop and attempted to […]