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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…

The Speculative Society: Food For Thought

It appeared mildly incongruous for a trio of refined, well-heeled students to be sitting around munching fries in McDonald’s past midnight. We had come in from the other end of…

The cost of living crisis affects us all

At The Student, we want to use our platform for positive and impactful change. Whilst sometimes it feels as though our voices are simply echoed back to us, lost amidst…

University fails disadvantaged students

This article was originally submitted on the 30th March Students from disadvantaged backgrounds have been left feeling frustrated and forgotten amidst the university’s pledge to lead on “Scotland’s commitment to…

The Student in conversation with Edinburgh’s 93% Club

Earlier this year, the Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) released a report on admissions statistics to UK universities, including data on the proportion of entrants from state and private school…

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…

The University of Edinburgh is no better than Durham when it comes to southern elitism

A report from a Durham University student has exposed a “toxic culture” of elitism against those from the north-east region of England, typically prevalent among more privileged students from the…

Varsity Blues: An interview on the systemic bias of America’s colleges

The issue of elitism does not only apply to the college system. Furthermore, the only reason that this scandal has come to the fore is because the perpetrators were caught,…