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Strut Safe condemns University’s “disinterest, dismissal & flippancy” in not commenting on upcoming pro-life talk in 40 George Square

Womens’ safety group Strut Safe has criticised the University of Edinburgh’s “disinterest, dismissal and flippancy” in refusing to comment on the Life Society’s planned pro-life talk tomorrow. The talk, scheduled to take place at 7pm in 40 George Square, is expected to be made by Margaret Akers, an anti-abortion campaigner. Responding to The Student’s request […]

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University of Edinburgh to close on Monday for Queen’s state funeral

All teaching will be cancelled or rescheduled, and all University buildings will close for staff and students for non-essential business. The University of Edinburgh has announced in an email to all students and staff that the University will be closed on Monday 19 September for the Queen’s state funeral. All teaching, both online and in […]

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The Short Rant: Cheap Pints Now!

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March Teviot. We’re all bitterly familiar with the gothic frame that plays host to our student union. But I’m certainly not alone in saying it’s never been my first choice for a drink. Edinburgh is hardly renowned for cheap pints but Teviot is taking the […]

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EUSA full election results announced

With the calling of the presidential race for Niamh Roberts on Friday, 18 March, Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s 2022/23 Sabbatical officer team has fully been announced. President: Niamh Roberts Vice President Activities & Services: Natalia EllinghamVice President Community: Isi WilliamsVice President Education: Sam MacCallumVice President Welfare: Lauren Byrne Speaking to assembled candidates and Sabbatical officers after […]

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“The mould turned out to be toxic.” Horror stories from EUSA’s ‘Let’s Talk: Housing Crisis’

The standard and availability of student housing in Edinburgh is worsening, an issue central to concerns of the Edinburgh University Students’ Association and the student community at wide. On Thursday 20th January, the Students Association held their first Let’s Talk: Housing Crisis event online, giving students the opportunity to share their “experiences and frustrations with […]

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EUSA Presidential race announcement delayed due to potential breach of campaigning rules

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) announced on Friday, 11 March, that the result of the race for EUSA President would be delayed. The Students’ Association said in a statement that this was due to “an ongoing investigation into a potential breach of the Election Regulations”. The statement, made on the Students’ Association’s Twitter account, did […]

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Interview with EUSA Presidential Candidate Eda Inal

Who are you and what do you feel sets you apart from other candidates? This is a really great question and one that I struggled with at first, because I was going to say I genuinely care. That’s what makes me different. But the truth is, so does everyone else running. Why else would they […]

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How can Universities endorse both gender equality and Pro-Life societies?

CW: Sexual Assault, Abortion, Violence I was shocked to read that only six Russell Group Universities do not have a pro-life society. It struck me as a hypocritical move that leading universities across the UK claim to be committed to ensuring gender equality in higher education, and yet are endorsing societies which actively challenge the […]