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Nicola Sturgeon announces plan to hold second independence referendum in October 2023

Nicola Sturgeon announced today that her government plans to hold another independence referendum on 19 October 2023. Speaking to Holyrood in a televised address, she said that the 2021 Scottish general election’s pro-independence majority gave her a mandate to pursue another referendum. Like the 2014 vote, the referendum would be consultative, meaning that the result […]

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Pro-life ‘crisis pregnancy centre’ set to open in Edinburgh city-centre next term

American pro-life group Stanton International plans to launch a ‘crisis pregnancy centre’ in Edinburgh in a move Back Off Scotland’s co-founder says “should worry us all”. The Student can exclusively reveal that the centre will open next term in a city centre location, putting it in close proximity to two of the city’s universities. A […]

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Marking and assessment boycott cancelled by UCU

Earlier this month, the University and College Union (UCU) announced plans for another round of strike action to start on Monday 23rd May over pay and working conditions. In an unprecedented move, this was to include a marking and assessment boycott, potentially affecting many students including those wishing to graduate in the coming months. However, […]

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Protestors in Nicolson Square Block Attempted Immigration ‘Raid’

At around 5:30PM on Friday the 6th of May, an Edinburgh resident saw two unlabelled vans with ‘immigration support’ signs in the windscreen pull up alongside the restaurants between Nicolson Square Gardens and George Square, and several Home Office Immigration Enforcement officers jump out.  The person assumed this was an attempt to detain and deport […]

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Liberation Officers start petition as university ‘fails in its duty of care’ towards transgender students and staff

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) Liberation Officers have begun a campaign urging the University of Edinburgh to show their support for transgender students and staff at the university. The Liberation Officers started a petition, which has so far gathered almost five hundred signatures, asking the university to release an official statement in support of the […]

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University of Edinburgh Rector accused of spreading disinformation on the Rwandan genocide

Debora Kayembe, Rector of the University of Edinburgh, has been accused of spreading false information on the Rwandan genocide. Kayembe said in a tweet that the genocide in Rwanda was “orchestrated by Kagame.”  Kagame is the current President of Rwanda and has been since 2000. Prior to that Kagame was the commander of the Rwandan […]

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University proposes to cancel the KB shuttle bus

The University of Edinburgh does not want to renew the King’s Buildings shuttle bus for the 2022/2023 academic year, according to a statement to The Student by the current Sabbatical Officer team. In their statement, the sabbatical officers said that in a regular meeting with the University’s transport team, the team had “brought a proposal…that […]

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Lecturer accused of sharing Russian propaganda

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March Lecturers at several universities, including the University of Edinburgh, have been accused of sharing Russian propaganda.Nadhim Zahawi, the Education Secretary, announced on 14th March that there would be a “crackdown” on the sharing of misinformation by academics at universities. Tim Hayward, a professor of […]