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UCU Aberdeen to strike over widespread budget cuts

The Aberdeen University and College Union (UCU) has voted to for strike in response to widespread budget cuts at the University of Aberdeen (UoA), with a 60 per cent turnout…

Rapid rise in Edinburgh student homelessness

On 17 January 2024, the Scottish Homelessness Monitor published its annual report on the state of homelessness in Scotland. It estimated that the number of households experiencing the most serious…

Police Scotland to receive new funding following 2023 budget slash

Police Scotland faced a £74m budget cut in March 2023, resulting in a 3.7 per cent staffing cut across public sectors, reducing the number of staff in public services. The…

Hunt’s new budget: is it all just smoke and mirrors?

On the 15th of March the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, announced the spring budget for the upcoming financial year. Although there were some surprisingly generous elements, overall Hunt’s…

The Solace in Skincare

2020 was a year of impact that changed the way so many of us live, but unexpectedly the world of skincare was shaken to its core. On came the rise…

My take on getting student discounts

Especially during a cost of living crisis, navigating uni life on top of managing jobs is getting increasingly difficult. However, as we all know, being a student entitles you to…

A Guide to Theatre on a Budget

We are students, we are in a cost-of-living crisis, our budgets are tighter than ever before, and we still want to enhance our cultural views or at least feed our…

Students vs. Climate Change: Is it possible to live sustainably on a student budget?

The answer is yes. Not ‘maybe.’ Yes. We all know that budgeting seems to be a part of everyday life as a student. Between wondering if that large coffee will…