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The Student takes on Turing: Erasmus’ new lukewarm successor

Obscured by all things pandemic, Boris Johnson’s “new dawn for Britain” and “oven-ready deal” were always bound to pass with less public attention than Brexiteers would have liked. What did not pass without attention for many current and prospective students, however, was the end of UK participation in Erasmus+ and the announcement of Erasmus’ lukewarm […]

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The Student on ‘no detriment’ and why it matters

Quicker than you can say ‘click and collect’, the start to 2021 has demonstrated that the one thing the University of Edinburgh does indisputably well is to complicate the lives of its students. Granted, the administration does have enough common sense to toss a few policies of appeasement into the mix. As of 11 January, […]

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The Student considers the months ahead

As the end of the semester draws near, the general mood across campus seems to be a kind of cautious optimism, undercut by pessimistic realism. Despite Matt Hancock’s earlier refusal to rule out banning students returning home, (although how he could possibly have been clairvoyant enough to know what the situation would be like three […]

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Editorial

The Student on how the university gets it wrong

Admittedly, shitting on the university’s administration and the way in which it handles most of the challenges thrown its way is a popular student media pastime. This is in part because, as my no bullshit Chemeng flatmate would put it, the university just gets a lot of stuff wrong. Yet the fact that it receives […]

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The Student investigates the university’s failure to pay or give contracts to ECA postgraduate tutors

Image: Editors @ The Student Eight weeks into the semester and Edinburgh College of Art PhD tutors have yet to receive their contracts, or payment for work undertaken so far, The Student has been informed.  On 14th October, pre-honours tutors received an email stating that due to the implementation of a new HR system, no […]

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Music

Seafret put on a charming, down-to-earth set at The Caves

If one entered Seafret’s performance at The Caves awaiting the sound of traditional folk tones, then they would probably have left feeling slightly disappointed. Seafret are the North’s answer to the grand romantic piano ballads of Tom Odell, or down-to-earth guitar strums of Ed Sheeran, rather than disciples of Bob Dylan. Think Dracula crooning from […]

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Live Music

Live Review: Courteeners at SSE Hydro

Few gigs begin with the greeting squeals of a bagpipe player, and end in a moment worthy of Braveheart, with the lead singer holding aloft a guitar adorned with the Scottish flag. Then again, not many bands appear to be this keen to embrace Glasgow with as much Scottish soul as the city that championed […]

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Live Music

The Snuts give the local crowd a night to remember at La Belle Angele

Swaggering onstage armed with two Buckfasts each, The Snuts salute the impatiently expectant crowd and prepare to pound out their explosive style of rock, which is now coming to be as popular in Scotland as the band’s alcohol choice. The room is electric, a football stadium of fans waiting for the first chord to hit. […]