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Lifestyle

The French bureaucratic nightmare: Death By 1000 (Paper)cuts

About a month ago, I was lucky enough to escape drizzly England to the land of baguettes and croissants, otherwise known as France. For this year, I will be living in Paris as part of my year abroad, and my time so far has been just the dream you could expect from living in the […]

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News

VP Colm Harmon in conversation: next year on campus

As current students begin to return to campus and new first-year students move into halls of residence this week, The Student sat down with Professor Colm Harmon, Vice Principal Students at the University of Edinburgh, to find out what the student experience will look like this year.  Teaching  Whilst Professor Harmon is keen to emphasise […]

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Voices

When Coming to Edinburgh

Something to bear in mind when first arriving at Edinburgh: it is easy to feel small compared to the world around you. Despite coming from London originally (all I can do is apologise for that one!) and thus having an awareness of large cities and the hustle-bustle culture that comes with it, I still couldn’t […]

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Lifestyle Wellbeing

Toxic positivity: the way in which we give and get advice

The phrase ‘toxic positivity’ seems like an oxymoron – there’s no way that the attitude we all aspire to have can be poisonous… or can it? Toxic positivity refers to the belief that no matter how difficult the circumstances are, you should maintain a positive attitude. That’s not to say that trying to make the […]

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Lifestyle

Long-distance relationships: are they worth fighting for?

Lockdown has seen many couples thrown into an unfamiliar long-distance relationship situation that they probably weren’t expecting to ever have to deal with. Truthfully, months of facetime dates would take their toll on anyone: it’s hard to find new things to talk about when the highlight of your day was that brief government-approved walk. So, […]

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Editorial

A message from an editor in quarantine

Given that every editorial I’ve written thus far has been fired-up and direct, some might expect that my coronavirus editorial would be instructive or angry — something about how people should be taking this more seriously, how governments around the world are failing to respond adequately, or a bleak outlook on how life will never […]

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Health Review Science

Book review: Letters to a New Student by Dr Gary W Wood

Studying is a bit different for everyone – it might be fun, curiosity-driven, and inspiring, but it can also be daunting or stressful when it is wrapped up in deadlines and assignments. Psychologist Dr Gary W. Wood has spent much of his career studying how people learn and teaching them how to do it better. […]

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Features

Edinburgh: learning the tricks of the trade in your new city

Frenzied open days, painfully vague degree summaries and highly situational statistics can obviously only tell you so much about a university.   The really useful stuff is often revealed once you’ve already accepted your offer, done the IKEA trip and started living it up in your chosen city. Edinburgh in particular has a lot of useful discoveries […]