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Napier, Edinburgh College Students’ Association provide students free breakfasts amid cost-of-living crisis

Edinburgh Napier University and Edinburgh College Students’ Association (ECSA) have both launched free breakfast programmes for their students amid the cost-of-living crisis. Napier’s programme, which became effective from 17 October, grants every student at the university a free breakfast every weekday. The university’s students can get one hot breakfast roll and one hot drink from […]

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University lecturers, other teaching staff to strike on 24, 25, and 30 November

Members of the University and College Union (UCU), which includes lecturers and other teaching staff at the University of Edinburgh, are set to strike on 24, 25, and 30 November. The action comes after the union and the University could not come to an agreement on pension and pay and working conditions disputes raised by […]

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Firefighters take ongoing pay dispute to Holyrood

On Thursday 27 October, hundreds of firefighters protested outside of Holyrood in response to a proposal for a five per cent pay rise.  After being balloted for this pay rise, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has suggested its members should reject it, with another ballot expected for strike action. The five per cent pay rise […]

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Students cut back on socialising due to cost-of-living crisis

Over three-quarters of students are cutting back on socialising due to the cost-of-living crisis. Other categories that students are cutting back on include clothing and food. 77 per cent of students said that socialising was their main cutback, according to a report published by the National Union of Students (NUS) in September. The survey detailed […]

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Financial Politics at University

“I’m broke“. A phrase that is thrown around our university campus, often accompanied with a smile, a laugh, or grimace… But does ‘broke’ really mean the same to everyone? For those balancing part-time jobs and sky-high student debt, being ‘broke’ can mean that they are physically unable to pay their bills. For others, it seems […]

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Tenants in all Scottish uni-owned halls granted rent freeze, but no guarantee for private halls

Tenants’ rights minister Patrick Harvie has said in parliament that tenants in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) will receive the “same level of protection” from the recently announced rent freeze and eviction moratorium as private tenants. However, it is unclear whether this means that tenants in PBSA will have their rents capped at 6 September levels, […]