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National Union of Students report criticises “broken” university system

A new report by the National Union of Students (NUS) Scotland has described a “serious crisis” in the nation’s higher and further education system, driven in part by the marketisation…

Study reveals that cost-of-living crisis is taking toll on young people’s wellbeing

A recent study by the Prince’s Trust reveals that money is currently taking the biggest toll on young people’s wellbeing. The index, which is published annually suggests that, generally, young…

The issue with Edinburgh charity shops

It is no secret that Edinburgh’s supply of charity and vintage shops are practically endless – especially down Nicholson Street – and full of paraphernalia. The prices, however, are up…

Brrrreaking radiators: HCA freeze “frustrating” and “discouraging” say students

The History, Classics and Archaeology (HCA) wing in the Old Medical School (The William Robertson Wing) has turned off their heating following radiator leaks, which began in November 2023. The…

Edinburgh students worry about cost of living as winter looms

The Student has surveyed University of Edinburgh students to investigate how they feel about covering living costs this winter. This survey comes after a report by the Office for Students…

An Unpromising Start to the New Academic Year?

At the beginning of a new academic year, there is usually a widespread sense of optimism on campus. Freshers arrive hopeful to make new friends, while returning students are eager…

“The system is broken – let’s be honest about that”:  Ian Murray MP on the cost-of-living crisis, Edinburgh’s housing market and university strikes

With thanks to Olivia Latimer for her help in the researching of this article. Since 2010, Ian Murray has served as the Labour MP for Edinburgh South, the constituency which…

“I was sofa-surfing for three months”: Edinburgh’s Student Rental Crisis

We are all painfully aware of the national cost of living crisis that is striking different demographics across the country. Students have been hit particularly hard, as they are facing…