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Reports of anti-Jewish sentiment at universities on rise, organisation claims

Reported incidents of anti-Jewish sentiment by academics on university campuses are increasing, a national Jewish organisation has claimed. In a submission to Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (Scojec) said that students at Scottish universities feel “compelled to deny or hide their Jewish identity at the very time in their lives when they […]

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop appeals for solidarity at peace vigil

Over one hundred students, staff and members of the public gathered in George Square on Wednesday, 18 November at The Vigil For Peace, in remembrance of the victims of the recent terror attacks. Representatives from The Scottish Government, the French Consulate in Edinburgh and The University Chaplaincy attended to share their condolences. Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet […]

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Interview: Detective Chief Inspector Garry Mitchell

Last week, Edinburgh City Council seized over £50,000 worth of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) as part of a major crackdown on legal highs.  (Read our full coverage here).  The Student’s Rosie Barrett met with Detective Chief Inspector Garry Mitchell to discuss Operation Redwall and the dangers of NPS. Interview conducted by Rosie Barrett on Monday, 2 […]

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“Harsh and unjustified” student visa rejections an act of “racial discimination”

The Home Office has been accused of racial discrimination, amid claims of “harsh and unjustified” rejections of student visa applications of students from parts of Southern India, Pakistan and Africa.  The accusations come after a report in the Times Higher Education revealed that UK universities are being forced to stop offering places to students from areas with […]

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Major Edinburgh police crackdown on legal highs

Edinburgh City Council has seized £50,000 worth of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) as part of a huge crack down on legal highs, in one of the most ambitious policing efforts on the issue in recent times. The crackdown is part of “Operation Redwall”, a Police Scotland-led multi-agency approach which has been running for over four […]

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Research points to persistent under-representation of women in UN

Women continue to be vastly under- represented in UN peace negotiations, new research from the University of Edinburgh suggests. Over the last 15 years, references to women in peace negotiations have increased from 11 to 27 per cent. In peace deals where the UN was directly involved, references to women increased further from 14 to 38 […]

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Interview: Charlie Jeffery, Senior Vice Principal University of Edinburgh

The University is in the midst of a sweeping review of its investment policies.  Leading the review is Professor Charlie Jeffery, Senior Vice Principal.  The Student’s Rosie Barrett sat down with him to talk about drones, climate research, and divestment campaigns. Some sentences have been edited for clarity.  Interview conducted by Rosie Barrett on Wednesday, October 14, […]

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Scotland’s most impoverished areas targeted by alcohol industry

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that the Scottish Government is committed to minimum alcohol pricing, as new research suggests the industry is targeting Scotland’s most deprived areas. Alcohol misuse costs the country an estimated £3.6 billion each year, with one in 20 deaths linked to alcohol. Every 15 minutes someone in Scotland is hospitalised due to […]