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Edinburgh branded “legal high capital of the UK”

Edinburgh is rapidly becoming “the legal high capital of the UK”, according to MSPs, with as many as fifteen head stores selling New Psychotic Substances (NPS) across the city. Deaths related to NPS have reportedly soared to 114 across the UK last year, a massive  increase from just four in 2009. And a BBC Scotland […]

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University of Edinburgh arms investment policy denounced by activists

The University of Edinburgh announced a new armaments position last week following a sustained student campaign against arms investments, a move that was swiftly protested by activists as an inadequate response to demands. The agreement, part of a review of its Responsible Investment policy by The University Court last Monday, comprised a promise from the […]

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Reversing course, NUS throws support behind anti-cuts movement

In a last minute change in policy, the National Union of Students (NUS) will support the Free Education National Demonstration on the 4th November as part of their #cutthecosts campaign, it has been announced. The decision, voted on last month at a conference, paves the way for a deeper confrontation between the students organisation and […]

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Report claims one in five universities breaching consumer law

One in five UK universities may be in breach of consumer law, a recent investigation by consumer watchdog Which? has claimed, with almost a third guilty of bad practice. The investigation found that small print in university terms allows institutions to change courses at their own discretion, including in some cases the ability to increase […]

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UoE and SAAS partner up to ensure financial support for students

A new partnership between the University of Edinburgh and the Student Awards Agency For Scotland (SAAS) aims to ensure all students will receive the financial support they are entitled to. This is part of the University’s ongoing commitment to widening participation. The agreement is the first of its kind and will allow SAAS, with students’ […]

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Oxford Student editor removed over ‘victim blaming’ article

The Oxford Student (OxStu) editor Amelia Hamer, has been removed by the Oxford University Students Union (OUSU) after writing an article accused of “victim blaming” over an alleged rape case against the president of the Oxford Union. Hamer was criticised by students who claimed the article included an alleged rape victim’s sexual history to discredit […]

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University of Edinburgh guarantees Erasmus funding on time

University of Edinburgh students on an Erasmus exchange will receive funding on time even if payments from the British Council are delayed, the university has guaranteed. This was announced after Erasmus students at the University of Edinburgh faced disruptions to their study abroad plans last year due to a delay in payment of Erasmus grants […]