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In conversation with activists at the forefront of the Gordon Aikman takeover

In the week of March 21st, activists from three student groups, Youth in Resistance (YinR), Justice for Palestine Society (JPS) and Student-Staff Solidarity Network (SSSN) ‘reclaimed’ the Gordon Aikman lecture theatre by taking and holding the building for a week whilst opening the space to other students for activities and events. On Thursday, I sat […]

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“Local elections are where it’s at”: Interview with 2022 Council Election Green Party Candidate, Kayleigh O’Neill

This article was originally submitted on the 19th March Last Wednesday, The Student met with 23-year old Green Party candidate, Kayleigh O’Neill, who’s running for the city council in Forth ward, Edinburgh. Under the dome of Potterrow, bongos played next door, charging the political discussion which moved from housing to climate activism, to strikes.  Kayleigh […]

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University rebukes claims of racism by Scotland’s first black professor 

Scotland’s first black professor, Sir Geoff Palmer, recently accused two University of Edinburgh academics of racism amidst Edinburgh’s slavery review.  The claims came after academic Jonathan Hearn published an article in The Spectator claiming that Edinburgh’s slavery review was “strangely superficial”.  The slavery review was established by the City of Edinburgh council in November 2020 […]

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In and Outside of COP26: Indigenous Movement Assembly

Indigenous people have been at the forefront of climate movements for centuries, yet their voices still often remain unheard in major climate negotiations.  Indigenous peoples from all over the world gathered at the COP26 People’s Summit on Tuesday 9th to express their concerns regarding the progress (or lack of) at the traditional negotiations.  Reaching capacity […]

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Islamophobia Awareness Month comes to an end 

CW: Islamophobia, hate crime  The Student’s Association marked its first recognition of Islamophobia Awareness month this November.  Several events were set up by EUSA in collaboration with Edinburgh University Islamic Society (ISOC) to commemorate the month.  The events included both online and in-person discussions surrounding Islamophobia – the causes, the cures, identity and allyship.  The […]

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Trans Day of Remembrance vigil held in Bristo Square 

CW: trans and non-binary discrimination, murder, suicide Friday the 19th of November marked Transgender Day of Remembrance when the lives of those lost to transphobic discrimination and violence were honoured.  The University of Edinburgh’s Trans and Non-Binary Campaign along with other University-based queer groups joined together to host a vigil in Bristo Square to remember […]

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COP26 People’s Summit: The movement beyond the negotiations

As week two of COP26 negotiations got off to a start, a different set of discussions were had, regarding the failings of the conference and how real climate action can prosper.  COP26 Coalition provided a People’s Summit in Glasgow last week where voices and ideas were shared beyond the confines of the Scottish Event Campus, […]

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Rector convenes meeting with students and staff

The fourth and final of a series of discussions held by the University of Edinburgh’s Rector Debora Kayembe took place on Thursday 14 October in New College.  Under the watchful eye of alumni paintings adorning the walls of Rainy Hall, discussions have taken place throughout the past four weeks regarding freedom of expression, diversity, decolonisation […]