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Growing calls for the university to make in-person teaching more accessible

Whilst the long-awaited rise in delivery of in-person teaching this semester has been met with great relief and satisfaction by many, its tangible impacts in the wake of rising Omicron cases and the subsequent requirement for self-isolation, have undoubtedly caused a plethora of practical difficulties for others.  Evidently, in-person teaching was high on the university’s […]

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Is 2021 publishing’s blank page?

Even clichés bear repeating sometimes: no industry has been left untouched by the effects of COVID-19. Though reading is by nature easily enjoyed in the solitary and socially-distant safety of one’s home, the business of publishing that shapes what we read has suffered from the abrupt end of live events, demise of office routines, and […]

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A love letter to bookshops

With the loosening of lockdown restrictions allowing all shops, stores, and close contact services to reopen from the 26th of April, it will be hard to not be overwhelmed by the amount of retail therapy that will soon be available. Above all, I am most looking forward to getting inside a bookshop again.  Online shopping […]

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“Hybrid” learning: one week in, not meeting expectations

The inevitable move to online learning by the University of Edinburgh is undoubtably a necessary one after a rapidly changing coronavirus situation and fluctuating government guidance. The University of Edinburgh, ahead of the new academic year and after receiving government guidance, pledged to retain a level of normality via “hybrid teaching” for continuing students, guaranteeing […]

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How curation shapes the way we consume art

Scrolling through the reviews of a museum is more compelling than you might think. Yes, there are the gripes about overpriced gift shops or bad coffee, but something much more interesting is going on. We all have an idea of what separates a brilliant space from a dull one, recommend and warn away as required, […]

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Universities must act to overcome racial disparities

Research has recently uncovered that BAME students are less likely to continue their higher education studies into a PHD, with only 1.3 per cent of BAME students beginning one within five years of graduation, compared to 2.4 per cent of white students. This is a particularly significant difference, especially as PHD students are our future […]

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Doing lots of exercise will not solve all of your problems

Content warning: mention of bulimia, transphobia and ableism  Let’s talk about exercise. It can be a scary topic for us, recovering bulimics with gym addictions. Gyms are highly competitive, intimidating places often romanticised and used as punishment. If going for a run or pumping iron is your thing, good for you, but there is no […]