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University fails disadvantaged students

This article was originally submitted on the 30th March Students from disadvantaged backgrounds have been left feeling frustrated and forgotten amidst the university’s pledge to lead on “Scotland’s commitment to widening participation.” This comes after the university released its 20/21 annual report, outlining its strategy to increase widening participation. A Widening Participation (WP) student can […]

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Coronavirus Cases Soar in Scotland

This article was originally submitted on the 26th March As Covid restrictions ease across the UK and Europe, hospital cases have continued to hit record highs in Scotland. Last week, one in eleven people tested returned positive results.  As a result of this increase, three hospitals in Lanarkshire were reported as beyond full. Since then, […]

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Gordon Aikman Reclaimed: Was it worth it? 

This article was originally submitted on the 26th March The Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre was occupied by students from the Staff-Student Solidarity Network Edinburgh, Youth In Resistance Edinburgh, and the Edinburgh University Justice for Palestine Society.  The takeover began on Saturday March 19 and lasted until Friday March 25.  The occupation had several aims: to […]

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Edinburgh University Russian Society responds to war in Ukraine

This article was originally submitted on the 25th March Edinburgh University’s Russian Society has reached out to its members regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine to offer them help, advice, and pastoral support. In a Facebook post on March 6, the society advised Russian students in Edinburgh to withdraw money from their Russian bank accounts […]

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Anti-Racism Demonstration in Glasgow: “Refugees are welcome here”

This article was originally submitted on the 23rd March Written by Deniz Yalçın and Eliška Suchochlebová To mark United Nations (UN) Anti-Racism day, hundreds gathered in Glasgow on 19th March for a demonstration organised by Stand Up To Racism and supported by various social movement groups.  People met at Kelvingrove Park on a sunny Saturday […]

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University “reviewing its relationships” with Russia 

This article was originally submitted on the 23rd March In an email to students last Monday, the principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Professor Peter Mathieson, condemned the Russian invasion and expressed support for the people of Ukraine.  This comes after Universities UK, a group made up of 140 universities, condemned the invasion, […]

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Debates Union hosts discussion panel on lecturer strikes

This article was originally submitted on the 14th March On Wednesday the 9th of February, Edinburgh University Debates Union hosted a discussion panel on the upcoming lecturer strikes. The discussion was designed to give students a better understanding of some of the issues that lecturers are currently facing within the University of Edinburgh, as well […]

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Scottish Government to research impact of abortion clinic protests 

This article was originally submitted on the 14th March The Scottish Government will commission research on the impact of abortion clinic protests, focusing on  the frequency, scale and impact on patients.  This comes after the Government stated in November 2021 that they did not consider it appropriate to  introduce nationwide ‘buffer zone’ legislation, which would […]