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The farce of Simon Fanshawe’s election

In the University of Edinburgh’s own description of the rector’s role, it clearly states that the Rector must ‘ensure all voices are heard in making important decisions’ and for the…

On Simon Fanshawe

As a politically minded and left-wing student, the appointment of Simon Fanshawe as the newRector of the University of Edinburgh was disappointing. His personal politics do not align withmy own,…

Standing up for Bruntsfield

In Edinburgh, it is a widely acknowledged fact that where you live after halls is less down to chance and more down to the whims of the letting agency gods,…

Eric defeated by Arthur – the Pleasance Gym upgrade reviewed

Walking into the refurbished gym at Pleasance, I was soon running in the Eastern Alps, or riding the course of the Giro d’Italia. At least that is what the fanciest…

The Spirit of Teviot: The Student Union is a people, not a place  

It’s been a week, and the Teviot closure has already gotten to me. As the oldest student union building in the country, Teviot Row House is unlike many buildings you’ll…

Finding a sense of belonging at Edinburgh University

I’m at The Three Sisters, it’s the final Saturday of freshers and it’s busy. I find myself near the bar next to a tall guy in the rugby team tweed.…

Alcohol should not be the main event of Freshers’ Week

Freshers’ week 2023 has come and gone, and with it the many events hosted by societies. Now, as I sit in my classes this week I am reminded of one…

What’s not to love about the fringe? Quite a lot, actually.

Now that the Fringe is well and truly behind us, a mere gleam in Edinburgh’s rear-view mirror, I feel comfortable enough to make a confession that has earned me bewildered…