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First Semester in Review

As university life has returned to a semblance of normality following a period of sustained disruption and change, The Student has been speaking to undergraduates as they reflect on this…

The Student investigates: the fight for abortion clinic buffer zones

Since October 2020, the Back Off Scotland campaign group has been on the front line of counter-protests against pro-life demonstrators who have gathered outside abortion clinics in Edinburgh, and more…

COP26: All eyes on Scotland after years of anticipation

In the coming weeks, Glasgow will play host to world leaders as they meet to agree further steps to be taken to combat the climate crisis. The Conference of Parties…

The Student in conversation with Edinburgh’s 93% Club

Earlier this year, the Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) released a report on admissions statistics to UK universities, including data on the proportion of entrants from state and private school…

The Student investigates: in-person teaching

As University of Edinburgh students return to campus, an investigation by The Student finds that The University of Edinburgh is enforcing Covid restrictions beyond those required by the Scottish government,…

Scottish vaccine passports create confusion for English and international students

Edinburgh’s large non-Scottish student population are facing confusion as the imminent coronavirus vaccine passport scheme appears not to recognise covid-19 vaccines administered outside of Scotland. From 1 October in Scotland,…

Vaccine passports approved for use in Scotland

The Scottish parliament has voted to introduce a requirement for people to show evidence of double vaccination when entering crowded venues, including nightclubs. The law will come into force from…

Duke of Edinburgh, former Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, dies

The announcement was made with “deep sorrow” from Her Majesty the Queen about the passing of her “beloved husband” on Friday 9 April at midday. An outpouring of condolences was…