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Students should not feel guilty for crossing the picket line

First and foremost, let it be said that I fully support our striking staff members and stand in total consensus with their rights and reasons to withdraw their services to the university during the strike period. Through voicing support to lecturers, sending various emails of written complaint to both the new  Vice-Chancellor and, most recently, […]

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Clubbing students should be treated as more than ticket sales figures

Students and alcohol are a frequent combination, and this is something which nightclub owners should be anticipating on busy student nights. Yet, poorly managed crowds in small, confined spaces too often prove to be an unwelcome addition to the nights of many. Tragically, in Durham last week, these factors culminated in a fatality. Twenty-year-old Olivia […]

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Introducing Natural Cycles, the first contraceptive app

Would you trust your iPhone as a contraceptive tool? This is a question that has been attracting a lot of media attention as of late thanks to Natural Cycles, the only EU approved birth control app and the brainchild of Swedish ex-CERN scientist, Dr. Elina Berglund. Marketed as an alternative and more holistic approach to […]

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Lifestyle

Survival guide to the EUSSC ski trip

What better way to avoid the January blues than heading to the Alps with 1,000 Edinburgh students for a week of skiing, boarding, partying and world-class après? This year the EUSSC ski trip is heading to Val Thorens in the Three Valleys: the highest resort in Europe and the largest ski area in the world. […]

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Is Instagram bad for our mental health?

In a recent survey of around 1,500 young people, the Royal Society for Public Health found that amongst a range of social media apps, Instagram has the most negative impact on the mental health of its users, particularly in relation to issues such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, bullying and body image. However, amongst the same […]

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Sport

Michael Jamieson and MercyCorps on mental health in sport

Monday evening’s talk by London 2012 Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson and global humanitarian aid agency, MercyCorps, provided a shrewd insight to the role of mental health in sport, at both an elite and recreational level. Organised by EUSA and the Sports Union to mark the beginning of the university’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Week […]

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Interview: Lo Moon on oversharing, grand venues and giving music time to grow

Based in Los Angeles, Lo Moon are currently supporting London Grammar on their UK tour and are comprised of Matt Lowell, Crisanta Baker, and Sam Stewart. Seemingly appearing out of nowhere last year, with the release of single ‘Loveless’ in September 2016, a seven-minute single of bedroom-eyes electronic ambiance, their latest single ‘Thorns’ was released […]

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London Grammar brings their cinematic sound to Usher Hall

24th October As the queues sprawl out of Usher Hall onto the pavements of Lothian Road, not even the October drizzle can dampen the enthusiasm of this eager crowd. The venue is an appropriately impressive setting for the music of London Grammar; unassuming and unimposing in its grandeur but spectacularly beautiful nevertheless. Fledgling LA band, […]