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Swallowed whole: satire and the media

Last week, the German public broadcasting company ZDF released a press statement clarifying that its comedy programmes contained comedy and not news, while the German public debate on Greece’s financial…

The future of the written word

When literature student Francesca goes to university, she does not carry around heavy books anymore. A tablet is enough for all the books she needs for her classes. “I do…

Edinburgh-based student arts festival launches

On Thursday, the first Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF) was launched, a week-long festival run by students from five Edinburgh Universities. Until 13 February, the ESAF will feature performances, talks,…

Edinburgh University hosts third TEDx conference

The University of Edinburgh hosts its third TEDx conference on the 19th February during the University’s Innovative Learning Week. Organisers are expecting 500 attendees, which would make the 2015 event…

New £206,000 Plymouth uni screen cannot show videos

The University of Plymouth has spent £206,000 plus £89,600 installation costs on a giant LED video screen that is unable to show videos. The screen measuring 30ft by 16ft is…

UoE hosts debate on inequality and academia

Panellists in a debate hosted by the University of Edinburgh Ethics Forum discussed whether the university has eradicated gender inequality on Friday November 7. One of the participants, Professor Jane…

Study drugs: students’ little helpers?

Reading a page and easily memorising every single word; staying focussed on a single task for hours; studying without ever getting distracted or tired. With essay deadlines and exam dates…

Rise in student numbers leads to lower marking standard

Preliminary results of the Times Higher Education (THE) Workplace Survey 2015 suggest that university lecturers and professors think the quality of education is in delicate, as universities across Britain accept…