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Breaking the silence

CW: sexual assault I still remember the first time my mother told me not to smile too much when taking a walk. Keep your head down, she used to tell me. You don’t want to attract negative attention. A mother of two daughters in a city known for its violence, she was afraid for us. […]

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In pictures: Trump protests in Edinburgh

Thousands of protesters gathered in Edinburgh on Saturday as United States President Donald Trump visited his luxury golf resort in Turnberry, Scotland over the weekend. Starting at the Scottish Parliament and ending at The Meadows, crowds marched past the US Consulate, Old Town and the University of Edinburgh central campus forming a colourful sea of banners, […]

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BREAKING: UCU votes in record numbers to accept proposals and suspend further industrial action

Today UCU members have voted in record numbers  to accept a proposal approved by UUK to resolve the pensions dispute . 63.5 per cent of UCU members turned out to vote with 64 per cent voting in favour and 36 per cent voting against the new proposal. According to the UCU website the new proposal […]

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BREAKING: Student occupation to continue

The Occupation of George Square Lecture on the university’s central campus will continue despite the end of the UCU strikes, it was announced today. The Occupation has been renamed the Edinburgh Futures Institute, mocking the current expansion on Quartermile. At 2.30 pm today, a ribbon was cut outside the lecture theatre, ‘unveiling’ the Edinburgh Futures […]

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BREAKING: University closed whole of tomorrow

The University is to be closed for the whole of tomorrow, Thursday 1 March. The news source from the University read as follows: “This is due to the continued “red alert” for extreme weather in and around Edinburgh. “If it is safe to do so, we hope to open the Main Library later on Thursday, […]

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There’s more to the academy than undergraduates – show your support for striking staff members

The university is going on strike. Employees of The University of Edinburgh, following a vote by the University and College Union (UCU), have backed 14 days of action in protest against changes to the nationwide university pension system. Proposed reforms to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) that controls pensions will leave staff significantly worse off […]

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University of Edinburgh budget surplus larger than that of all other Scottish universities combined

The release of the University of Edinburgh’s income and expense information for 2017 has raised some questions from university students. Most pressingly, from the university’s £905,834,000 total income in 2017, a surplus of £132,635,000 was left over — a surplus larger than that of all the universities in Scotland combined. A variety of statistics point […]

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Exclusive: Peter Mathieson’s first face-to-face interview as University of Edinburgh Principal

The Student talks to the University of Edinburgh’s new Principal Peter Mathieson, former Vice-Chancellor and President of Hong Kong University, in his first face-to-face interview since taking post.  Mathieson laid out his ambitions and plans for his tenure while discussing his £342,000 a year salary, freedom of speech and the university’s poor student satisfaction. Why […]