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The University must take steps to ensure that next year provides the experience we all deserve

This past academic year has been a bit of a nonstarter. It has been a year characterised by a lack of ambition, of motivation and a general sense of pointlessness. Fair few of us can really claim to have achieved anything, and those who can are just showing off and should shut up because they’re […]

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UncoverED: decolonising the future through academia

In September 2018, PhD candidates Tom Cunningham and Henry Mitchell, along with a team of student researchers, set out on a project to reveal the stories of Edinburgh’s forgotten students. UncoverED is a decolonising project addressing the collective amnesia that has erased the stories of so many of the University of Edinburgh’s global alumni. Through […]

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Pay gaps in academia are beyond unacceptable

Last week, the BBC released an eye-opening article detailing the ethnic pay gap between non-white academics and their white contemporaries. Essentially, many academics have been realising that, for equivalent jobs, they have been underpaid compared to their white co-workers.  Note that in a previous BBC article, 86 per cent of responses in a survey of […]