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Centre for Research Collections series: Volunteering at the CRC

Have you been reading this series? Do you feel a rising urge to handle precious items guarded by the Centre for Research Collections (CRC)? Are you sad because you cannot think of a way to incorporate the university’s collections into your studies? Despair not, we have good news for you: the CRC is continuously accepting […]

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Centre for Research Collections series: a trip to the ground floor, and Chinese connections

If you read the past articles of this series, you will be aware that the university’s Centre for Research Collection (CRC) is located on the top floor of the main library, with thousands of collection objects waiting to be studied by inquisitive students at the university. This is not as well-known as the CRC would […]

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Centre for Research Collections series: Violins Without Sides

Edinburgh student life typically includes frequent trips to Niddry Street off the Cowgate, home to a real institution within Edinburgh’s nightlife: Hive. But there is another hidden jewel on Niddry Street, just opposite the infamous nightclub. St Cecilia’s Hall, where the University of Edinburgh’s musical instrument collection lives, is a space which celebrates music throughout […]

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Edinburgh-based start-up brings charity shops to the web

One Cherry is the fruit of both a vision and a necessity. In May 2017, University of Edinburgh student Anton Puzorjov and two of his friends had decided to participate in the annual Climate Launchpad competition for green business ideas. After two nights of brainstorming about how to build an environmentally- and wallet-friendly business, a […]

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Main Library top floor: Elle Mckee’s ‘Banners of the banned’

Last week, a new series on the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections (CRC) was introduced, and two things were stressed. First, that the university’s collections are fantastically versatile and ever-growing, and not a bunch of dusty antiques in a stuffy archive. And second, that they are generally available to members of the student […]

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The University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections

The chances are high that you, will have spent at least some stimulating, boring or desperate hours at the main library on George Square. But have you ever wondered what is going on the sixth and top floor? Probably not, but that’s what this column is about. Beyond countless bookshelves and study spaces lies the […]

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Festival of Solidarity: celebration of student support for academic staff on strike

On Tuesday 27 February, a Festival of Solidarity was held at the Potterrow Dome, to express and celebrate student solidarity with academic staff on strike. The Festival was organised by the Edinburgh University’s Students’ Association. At the last Student Council meeting on 15 February, 95 per cent of present students voted for a motion for […]

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Interview: Elle Glenny on the creation of a Working-Class Liberation Officer

The Student talks to Elle Glenny, a 6th year part-time postgraduate student for MSc Environment and Development. Elle is the Taught Postgraduate Representative, and is proposing a new Liberation Officer position representing working-class students, as part of the Edinburgh University Students’ Association Why does the University of Edinburgh need a Working-Class Liberation Officer?  I think […]