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One in five Edinburgh children in poverty

More than one in five children in Edinburgh lives in poverty, according to a new report by the Education, Children and Families Committee of the City of Edinburgh Council, with the number expected to rise “significantly” by 2020. The report also observes a dramatic increase in reliance on food banks by Edinburgh’s families. The news […]

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Scottish politicians hail University of Edinburgh’s economic output

Scottish leaders have hailed the results of a study by BiGGAR Economics which found that the University of Edinburgh adds £2 billion annually to the Scottish economy. In interviews with The Student, a number of politicians welcomed BiGGAR Economics’s findings. For every £1 invested in the University by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), the University […]

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Anonymous online threat made against Edinburgh University

Editor’s Notes: (1) The Student has seen no evidence to indicate that the threat discussed in this story is credible. (2) This story has been updated (2/10/2015, 11:18am, 11:51am, 12:36pm). Police Scotland are investigating after a threat was made against students at the University of Edinburgh Thursday afternoon on the anonymous 4chan messaging board. In the […]

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By-election nominations open amid hopes for high engagement

Nominations for this year’s Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) and National Union of Students (NUS) UK and Scotland by-elections have opened amid optimism over student engagement in campus politics. The by-election will see 62 positions contested: 40 within EUSA, 14 within NUS Scotland, and eight within NUS UK. Candidate nominations will close on Thursday 1 […]

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Saddled by debt, student newspaper The Journal shuts down

The Journal, a fortnightly student newspaper produced in Edinburgh since 2007, wound down operations over the summer after eight years of service to the Edinburgh student community. The Edinburgh Sheriff Court’s July 23 appointment of Grant Thornton LLP to liquidate the business ended months of uncertainty over the paper’s future. The Journal was forced to […]

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On News, Comment, and Abuse

The Student is a very special society. It provides students at The University of Edinburgh a quality platform to express their ideas. Our doors are open to everyone: all of our editors and writers are volunteers. For each of us, the newspaper is a hobby. But last week, work at The Student didn’t feel like […]

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Candlelight vigil for terror victims in Bristo Square

Members of The University of Edinburgh community gathered for a vigil in Bristo Square on Tuesday 13 January to remember the victims of the Paris and Nigeria terror attacks. The vigil, organised by History student Flora Hutchings, drew many attendees from the University’s large French contingent, and saw participants defy wind, snow and freezing temperatures […]

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Damning new DKE leaks reveal panic, confusion, racism, and rape trivialisation

Leaked conversations between members of the DKE-AS fraternity reveal confusion, chaos, panic, racism, lack of remorse, and trivialisation of the recent Meadows rape, as the members attempted to determine the sources of their leaks and control the fallout of The Student’s Tuesday article. The Facebook conversations took place between original members listed in the minutes […]