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How Political Is Theatre?

This article was originally submitted on the 27th March Does politics have a rightful place in the theatre? Everyone finds it challenging to talk about politics with families and friends. Controversial issues, upon which everyone is expected to have a fully-formed opinion, range from trivial scandals in the House of Commons to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: […]

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Coronavirus Cases Soar in Scotland

This article was originally submitted on the 26th March As Covid restrictions ease across the UK and Europe, hospital cases have continued to hit record highs in Scotland. Last week, one in eleven people tested returned positive results.  As a result of this increase, three hospitals in Lanarkshire were reported as beyond full. Since then, […]

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Peaceful protest at Bristo Square in support of Ukraine

Last Friday afternoon, on March 4, students flocked to Bristo Square to show their support for the Ukrainian people at a non-political rally for peace and unity. The demonstration came about as a response to the University’s silence on the matter, despite Kyiv and Edinburgh being twinned cities for over thirty years.  Speaking to The […]

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Over 2,000 people boycott Edinburgh nightclubs

On 28 October, people across Edinburgh boycotted nightclubs in response to the recent surge of spiking across not just Scottish cities, but the whole nation. Over the past month, the ‘Girls Night In’ online campaign has gained traction across almost 50 locations, such as Edinburgh, St Andrews, Bristol, Exeter, Liverpool and London. Still, the campaign […]

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Hybrid learning set to continue

On Monday, students at the University of Edinburgh received an email from Vice-Principal Colm Harmon outlining the university’s plans for the next academic year commencing in  September 2021, in which he stated that “large lectures/classes will need to be delivered digitally”.  After the 2020-2021 academic year was dominated by a hybrid teaching model, meaning a […]

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New funding for university mental health services

On 11 December, the Scottish government announced a further £1.32 million in funding for colleges and universities to support student mental health, wellbeing and welfare. This has come at a crucial time, as the nation has found itself in yet another lockdown, which likely affect students’ mental health across the country. A survey from the […]