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Action from the university over cheating is not necessary

We have all been there. It is the night before the exam, the books are open on the table and everything stopped making sense two coffees ago. There it is, as a last resort, a piece of paper on which you could write all the information that you won’t have time to memorise. At least, […]

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Students should be afforded more support when writing essays

Writing essays: one of the greatest struggles students face throughout the whole university experience. It would seem that this issue, due to its common recurrence, should be dealt with better by the university since students still experience an immense amount of stress during the whole process of essay writing. One of the obvious reasons is […]

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The first year of university shouldn’t be treated as unimportant

From what I’ve gathered from endless conversations with fellow peers and older students here at the University of Edinburgh, university is a stressful time, no matter the course, the number of readings or the difficulty of the exams. This is inevitably the result of the pressure we students put on ourselves before even enrolling, making […]