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Domestic abuse is happening at university. So why don’t we talk about it?

Content warning: domestic abuse, domestic violence, discrimination, sexual assault and rape It is an all too familiar scenario. There are friends over for pre drinks, Beyoncé is playing, everyone is looking fly. Someone takes a photo of the #squad and goes to upload it on Facebook, but a friend asks them not to. “My boyfriend […]

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We cannot go on like this: Edinburgh’s student accommodation crisis

Student accommodation is in crisis. Both nationally and in Edinburgh, we are paying too much for too little. Freshers at Reading this year were forced to live in hotels, due to a shortage of affordable accommodation. Students at UCL were living in what was described as a ‘building site’, infested with rats. The NUS estimate […]

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Practicality should be paramount when considering election pledges

With a familiarity as comforting as the return of the beloved Halloumi burger, this week saw the start of the 2017 Students’ Association elections. Potterrow is adorned with posters, newsfeeds are awash with Vote For Me Facebook pages and lectures are opened by nervous yet eager pleas from candidates. It is no secret that turnout […]