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Student opinions on Strikes

The typical hustle and bustle of the university was replaced by a strange stillness today. Some students can still be seen making their way across campus, but George Square appears…

Tuition fees and student disillusionment

In the context of the recent UCU strikes, debates over the fairness of tuition fees have become an increased issue of concern for students. Should students receive refunds for the…

Solidarity for the Strikes in the STEM Department?

In the southern suburbs of Edinburgh, a 40 minute walk from main campus, the Kings buildings sit proudly, an oasis of scientific knowledge and objective truth that’s set far apart…

When will Universities do the right thing and compensate their students?

In the coming weeks and months, University lecturers up and down the country are striking. Once again, students will be the ones that suffer. Over the past year, emails from…

Literature and its Influence on Protest

One of my English Literature role models is a Cambridge academic named Dr Jason Scott-Warren. I have met him twice (once by fluke coincidence when we happened to be interrailing…

Who’s on strike in Scotland? Your guide to strikes in February and March

Workers across various sectors in Scotland are set to take strike action in February, continuing the recent UK strike wave. Here are the groups of workers taking strike action in…

Do Strikes Affect English Departments More?

My typically lecture-jammed week has become a wasteland. All of my English Literature lectures and tutorials are cancelled in support of the UCU industrial action, which is demanding improved pensions,…

Strikes, strikes and more strikes

One of the reasons I chose to write on the strikes this week is that I had a bunch of free time. I wouldn’t think, as a third-year student, that…