Categories
News

University of Edinburgh to invest £140k in counselling services

The University of Edinburgh will invest an additional £140,000 into the Student Counselling Service over the next two years, The Student can reveal. The funding will be used to pay for additional counsellors, increasing the capacity to meet growing demand for services from the student body. Ronnie Millar, Director of the Student Counselling Service, said: […]

Categories
News

All personal tutors at University of Edinburgh to receive mental health training by 2018 academic year

The University of Edinburgh has announced plans to provide all Personal Tutors with mental health training within the next 18 to 24 months. Professor Alan F. Murray, Assistant Principal for Academic Support at The University of Edinburgh and Head of the Institute for Bio-engineering, told The Student:”I’m delighted that the University has found the financial […]

Categories
Elections 2016

The Student Interviews Theo Robertson-Bonds, EUSA Presidential Candidate

Why are you running for EUSA President? I’m running for President because I think EUSA doesn’t stand up for all of us. EUSA for too long has been about a small number of bars of restaurants. It hasn’t done enough for societies, it hasn’t done enough for oppressed groups and it hasn’t stood up for […]

Categories
Elections 2016

The Student Interviews Alec Edgecliffe- Johnson, EUSA Presidential Candidate

Why are you running for EUSA President? To bring Edinburgh into one community. I want to be able to hang out with a physics student, a design student, a med student, and sit down and work on a project together and create this sort of community. Equally I think a lot of these satellite campuses don’t […]

Categories
Elections 2016

EUSA candidates vie for poster space as campaign period officially begins

As the official campaigning period for the 2016 EUSA elections began at noon today, candidates and their teams raced to put up as many posters around campus as possible, competing for limited space in the annual “poster race”. Confined by election regulations to specifically ordained locations for poster placement, including spaces directly outside major university […]

Categories
News

Activists condemn universities for “gruesome” surgical experiments on macaque monkeys

Experiments conducted at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Newcastle, which involved surgically implanting restraining devices into the heads of macau monkeys and forcing them to perform tasks for water, have been condemned by animal rights activists as “inhumane.” A report from Cruelty Free International, seen by The Student, reported that at the university of […]

Categories
News

Eighty thousand sign petition as non-EU graduates are faced with deportation

A petition calling for the government to scrap a new £35,000 salary threshold for non-EU migrants remaining in the UK has amassed over 80,000 signatures in little over a week. From April 2016, non-EU migrants who wish to settle in the UK will have to prove they earn at least £35,000 a year or face […]

Categories
News

British universities face cheating “epidemic”

Unprecedented levels of plagiarism have been reported by universities across Britain in what has been called a cheating “epidemic”, as almost fifty thousand students have been caught in the past three years alone. The findings were initially reported by The Times newspaper, in an investigation into cheating at 129 different universities across Britain.  The figures […]