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Racial attack on East Asian student at the main library sparks support

CW: anti-east asian racism, racial slurs, graphic descriptions and photos of racist violence On Friday 11th December 7pm, Michael Nio, a 22-year old fourth year History undergraduate student at the University of Edinburgh and committee member for the student-led mental health charity Conscious Edinburgh, was racially abused by a group of seven white people outside […]

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Jamaica 50: plans for deportations of Black Britons continue as Windrush scandal is invoked

Content Warning: anti-Black immigration policies and deportation The Home Office planned to deport up to 50 Black British people (termed the ‘Jamaica 50’) to Jamaica on 2 December. On the day itself, 13 people were deported as last-minute legal intervention prevented 37 people from being deported on the grounds that they were ‘victims of modern […]

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Reflecting on Trans Awareness Week and Day of Remembrance

CW: transphobic violence, anti-Black police brutality, suicide Last week was Trans Awareness Week, ending with a solemn Friday that was Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR).  As it coincided with Shabbat, I attended a TDoR Jewish service held online for trans Jews across the UK, along with one of the university’s TDoR events earlier on in […]

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Edinburgh student suffers kidney damage after contracting Covid while at university

A petition has been made to challenge the way the university treats disabled students who cannot attend classes after Kerry Rush, a disabled non-binary postgraduate student at the University of Edinburgh, claims they contracted Covid from attending compulsory classes in March. In March, Rush experienced Covid symptoms. They decided to self-isolate and requested permission to […]

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In Conversation with the Disabled Students Liberation Officer

Katya Macmillen, this year’s Disabled Student’s Officer, interviewed with The Student as Disability History Month draws to a close. 1) What are some of the events that you held for Disability History Month? And what are your projects beyond that? Covid means I haven’t been able to fulfill much of my manifesto. However, I’m running […]

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Film Reviews

Calm with Horses review: an emotional masterpiece

I’ve seen many films, but few as powerful as Nick Rowland’s Calm with Horses. The story is at its heart about the relationship between protagonist Arm (Cosmo Jarvis), a traumatised ex-boxer who finds himself working for a criminal family in West Ireland, and his young autistic son (Kiljan Moroney), who melts down easily, but finds […]

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Editorial

History Months: organise to stop tokenising the marginalised

CW: ableism, anti-Blackness As Disabilities History Month is upon us, it’s important to remember that disabilities justice isn’t just a single month’s thought but an ongoing process where one must challenge wider institutions, including the University of Edinburgh, to stop allowing ableism to be normalised and ingrained in our society. From day-to-day terminology such as […]

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One of five ‘Student Villages’ around campus raises concerns

This month, the University of Edinburgh started the process of constructing five ‘student villages’ in Bristo Square, Pollock Halls, George Square, King’s Buildings, and Easter Bush, to allow students to socialise safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The university’s accommodation website describes Bristo Square’s student village as a “two-floor, Scandinavian-style lodge serving hot and cold drinks […]