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The Student: In Conversation with Peter Sawkins

The Student’s Tommy Manning and Anni Hodgkinson talk to one of Edinburgh’s most famous faces on life four years after his Bake-off success. Last week, we were given the opportunity…

Witch, Please! Inside the Edinburgh Occult Society

It was Valentine’s Day, yet the general mood was one of warm-hearted platonic conviviality. We’d navigated the labyrinthine stairways of Pleasance to find ourselves part of a small congregation of…

Spotlight on CHV at 60

There’s a lot of bad going on in the world, so sometimes we need to highlight the good. The work of student society Children’s Holiday Venture (lovingly referred to as…

“These are investments in war and weaponry”: The EUJPS divestment campaign, explained

“Did you know your tuition fees are funding genocide?” Such read the flyers circulated across campus by the Edinburgh University Justice for Palestine Society (EUJPS). In a statement to The…

In conversation with: Sam Marks

When I ask Sam Marks if he’d consider himself a big name on campus, he looks sheepish “I would not,” he says. “When people are like, ‘oh, you know, Sam…

How the ‘Sunday Scaries’ walking group tackles student loneliness

Sunday Scaries is an Edinburgh-based, student-led walking group, aiming to create community through the Scottish winter. Founded last year by University of Edinburgh fourth-year students Tara Williams and Evie Raphael,…

“A role with nothing to lose and everything to gain”: EUSA President Sharan Atwal on being a Sabbatical Officer

It’s a sunny Wednesday morning when I make my way to 7 Roxburgh Street, the new hub for Edinburgh University Student’s Association offices since the closure of Teviot. I’m warmly…

As the cost of living crisis escalates, a beloved George Square business goes up for sale

Elaine Mason was a woman with a vision — a vision of soup. For years she had dreamt of opening a cafe with high-quality homemade soups and accompanying breads. This…