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United Nations Secretary General speaks at celebration of UN’s 70th anniversary

Two thousand people congregated at the Central Hall Westminster, in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, to listen to Mr Ban Ki-moon, the twice elected Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Student was privy to this event. In a speech which onlookers called “powerful and emotional”, Ban Ki-Moon claimed that he was […]

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Victims of abuse protest funds being cut to their service provider

The Scottish Government has announced plans to cut spending on the In Care Survivors Service Scotland (ICSSS), a national support service that treats victims of abuse in Scotland. The initiative to “tender out” the budget for the ICSSS has been met with outrage from abuse survivors. A petition has been brought before the MSPs in […]

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More needs to be done to help refugees get to higher education, expert says

Thomas Crea, associate professor at Boston College’s School of Social Work and head author of the study concludes in his study Refugee higher education: contextual challenges and implications for program design, delivery, and accompaniment that higher education programmes for refugees are not adapted to their circumstances and consequently, this limits its effectiveness. Crea, who interviewed […]

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University of Edinburgh under police investigation for “financial irregularities”

The University of Edinburgh has become the subject of a Police Scotland investigation, after financial irregularities were found in a support department through a whistleblower. Police Scotland have commenced an investigation into the matter following the university’s communication of the potential irregularities to the police. A spokesperson for Police Scotland confirmed that they had received “a […]

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Following Paris, Scotland Yard urgently reviews terrorism tactics

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Metropolitan Police commissioner, has announced that all tactics against terrorist attacks will be reviewed following the Paris attacks. The second terrorist attack in Paris in less than a year has exposed the weaknesses in EU security. France’s protective measures, believed to be much tougher than Britain’s, were not capable to protect the […]

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University of Edinburgh initiative saves thousands of lives from sleeping sickness

Thousands of lives have been saved in northern Uganda as a result of a new research initiative from the University of Edinburgh to tackle sleeping sickness. The initiative, which involved eliminating a deadly parasite from livestock, has accomplished a 90 per cent fall in cases of the sickness in humans.  It was put forward  in […]

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10, 20, 30 and 40%

Art, Summerhall, Run Ended There are people who downgrade conceptual art. They believe art must have either Rubens’s delicacy, the realism of Jacques-Louis David, Van Gogh’s wide range of colours or Picasso’s informality of figures and shapes. I would encourage those of such a conviction to see Claude Closky’s exhibition: 10, 20, 30 and 40% […]