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Cultural appropriation on Halloween: there are no longer any excuses

As Halloween fast approaches and cobwebs begin to emerge through the damp autumnal mist, shops up and down the country are beginning to stock up on a plethora of fancy dress costumes – many of which, unfortunately, are appropriative. A quick search online reveals a multitude of subpages entitled ‘Around the World’, in which ‘Day […]

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Support for students needs to be less formal and more empathetic

For the vast majority, the transition between school and higher education is challenging. The leap from a ‘small pond’ to larger waters, and the change between spoon-fed and independent learning, is something of a sharp adjustment. There is a certain beauty in the idea that Edinburgh is what you make of it. If you put […]