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Tackling racism on campus: Black Ed in Conversation with Peter Mathieson

On Wednesday 24th June, the Espresso Series aired a panel discussion between the students of the Black Ed Movement, and Principal Peter Mathieson, along with Professor Rowena Arshad, a member of the university’s ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ committee and chair of the new race sub-committee. They discussed what the University of Edinburgh plans to do […]

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Study abroad scheme threatened by Brexit uncertainty

The University of Edinburgh’s involvement in the Erasmus study abroad programme could be threatened by a no-deal Brexit. The European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (Erasmus) programme is essential in facilitating studying or working abroad in over 30 European countries. As the prospect of a no-deal Brexit looms, UK higher education […]

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The impact of the body positivism movement on the fashion industry

The fashion industry for so long has been dominated by the same type of model. Popular fashion brands have used very thin, white models in their advertisement campaigns and catwalks, from Twiggy in the 1960s to Kate Moss in the 1990s. Although a huge diversity of women exist in size, shape, and race, most women do not see themselves represented […]

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Female genital mutilation in Britain is an unspoken issue

Content warning: graphic violence against women When female genital mutilation (FGM) is discussed, it is often viewed as a practice which only takes place in countries in Africa and the Middle East. The high number of women and girls affected in the UK is often ignored. The first conviction in the UK took place on […]

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Celebrating Diversity: An evening with Fenty Beauty

On Thursday 25 October, students gathered around the Fenty Beauty counter in Harvey Nichols to participate in a make-up workshop with a twist. It was aimed exclusively at People of Colour (PoC). “An Evening with Fenty Beauty: PoC Perfect Base Workshop,” promised to celebrate diversity and inclusivity within the beauty industry.  The sell-out event, run […]