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“I got called ‘exotic’ for being from Liverpool”: Edinburgh’s Classism Problem

The University of Edinburgh has been declared the fourth most elitist university in the United Kingdom and has one of the largest privately educated student populations, with almost 40 per…

EIBF 2022: Simon Woolley: Shaking Up the Establishment Review

Simon Woolley’s 2022 book, SOAR: My Journey from Council Estate to the House of Lords tells the success story of Lord Simon Woolley, Baron of Woodford. SOAR is more than…

Half of UK undergraduates at the University of Edinburgh come from the wealthiest backgrounds

The Student can reveal that 50 per cent of undergraduate entrants from the UK are from the most affluent backgrounds. This figure is a consecutive average and is established by…

Skiing, Shooting, Signet Rings: Class Divide at the University of Edinburgh

Only 6% of people in the UK are privately educated, yet somehow, they all seem to end up at the University of Edinburgh, making up 33.8% of the undergraduate population.…

Why is class absent from The Student’s list of liberation groups?

Editors note: The views expressed in this opinion piece are of the writer’s only. We kindly ask readers to turn to check out plenty of content in our Voices, Features…

Deprived areas hardest hit by reduced life expectancy

New data from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) has this month revealed a strong discrepancy in life expectancy between those living in Scotland’s wealthiest and poorest areas. According to…

Accent bias at the BBC?

A BBC Breakfast business reporter recently revealed to The Sunday Times her experiences of class bias while working at the BBC. Steph McGovern, a journalist born in Middlesbrough, spoke out…

Could class liberation officers tackle discrimination at university?

Indignities abound at Russell Group universities for those of us with the misfortune of having been born into a family with no inherited wealth, those of us whose background is…