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Nicola Sturgeon says an independent Scotland would apply to rejoin the EU

Nicola Sturgeon has announced that an independent Scotland would apply to re-join the EU. Given that during the 2016 Brexit referendum, all 32 local authorities in Scotland voted to remain in the EU, this may not come as a surprise. In order to re-join the EU as an independent state, Scotland would encounter some economic […]

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Fringe 2022: Luke Wright, ‘The Remains of Logan Dankworth’ Review

I wasn’t sure what to expect from poet Luke Wright; I had never seen poetry performed live before. I wasn’t sure if I’d need to click my fingers or sit in silence, but what followed in the next hour, sat inside the small yet intimate venue of Pleasance Above, can only be described as the […]

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Brexit Hits Home

As a South Korean student, Brexit really has nothing to do with me. I still had to stand in a massive queue to get my Tier 4 student visa and sort through complicated documentation to prove that yes, I actually do have an international guarantor and I won’t be scamming any landlord of their rent. […]

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Scottish independence would lead to “uncertainty for students”, claim opposition

Scottish independence would would bring academic and career uncertainty for students in Scotland according to both main opposition parties, in answer to claims by the Scottish National Party’s Westminster leader, Ian Blackford MP, in his exclusive interview with The Student.  The Leader of the Scottish Conservative party, Douglas Ross, the MP for Moray and Labour’s Shadow […]

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Interview with SNP MP Ian Blackford

Scottish independence would put right a great harm done to students in the country by Brexit, the Scottish National Party’s leader in Westminster, Ian Blackford MP has told The Student in an exclusive interview. “I really feel quite passionately that what we’ve done to your generation is just so wrong,” says Mr Blackford. “By not […]

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SNP lay out ‘roadmap’ plan for second independence referendum

Scottish Independence has been a consistent talking point in British politics since the SNP took majority control at Holyrood, and after the failed attempt in 2014, Nicola Sturgeon has officially proposed a do-over.  Assuming that the SNP maintain their majority come the May elections with IndyRef2 as a part of their manifesto, there’s a good […]

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Erasmus+, worth all the fuss?

The surprise withdrawal of the UK from the Erasmus+ international exchange programme was one of the most unlikely and disappointing revelations of the post-Brexit trade deal. In an attempt to quash the devastation of many students and university staff, the UK government loudly and proudly proposed their shiny new Turing Scheme. This empty new proposal […]

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The Student on Nationalism: a changing and contested idea

Nationalism. A word that means a lot of different things to different people. For some, nationalism is the inspirational promise of liberation from an occupying, tyrannical force. For others, nationalism is seen as the most egregious political philosophy of them all, chiefly responsible for the two most devastating wars in human history. Whatever your view […]