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A plea for student journalism

This is a plea, from an outgoing Deputy EiC, to support student journalism. Now, more than perhaps any other time in recent years, the university needs to be held accountable.…

To all the men we’ve known before

CW: sexual assault I want to tell you what is normal for women and non-binary people. To be regularly told what we must do to ‘keep ourselves safe’. Don’t walk…

Capitalism vs our bodies

How do you feel about your body? For those of us who identify as women, this usually requires a pretty complicated answer. Everyone has their own story, but most of…

The Student on Education Reform

Stop monetising our university experience Why do we go to university? What is it for? Realistically, nowadays, many go solely for that (supposedly) prospect-enhancing piece of paper, and to delay…

The Student on performative activism

It is past time we came to the realisation that an Instagram post probably won’t change the world. More and more, I am seeing trite social media posts that purport…

“The services failed me”: investigation discovers university giving cold shoulder to vulnerable students

CW: suicide, racial violence “The funding and structure of the services failed me.” These are the words of ‘Hannah’, a current second-year student, who, in winter 2019, contacted university support…

Renaming DHT was a necessary antiracist step, but only the first of many

As the University of Edinburgh announced, on Monday 14th September, that David Hume Tower would be renamed 40 George Square (pending a new name), cries of outrage echoed high and…

Is university for learning?

What is the purpose of university? It might seem like an ignorant question, with an obvious answer, but in this generation of students many don’t seem to know why they…