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Bringing poetry to life: introducing Edinburgh’s newest festival

Molly McCracken speaks to Push The Boat Out’s Julia Sorensen about what we can expect from Edinburgh’s first International Poetry Festival – and why poetry still matters. Can you tell me about how the festival came to be, given that there’s never been a poetry festival in Edinburgh? Push The Boat Out is the first […]

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Our virtual world: how has Welcome Week been affected?

Whether the decision involves bidding farewell to family and friends in an entirely different continent or country, moving to a new area nationally, or even choosing to stay living at home, University is a new and daunting chapter for everyone. While the University experience is largely determined by each individual and only truly realised when […]

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Women of the World festival – a fab feminist event

Last weekend marked the tenth anniversary of the Women of the World festival (WOW). Held at the Southbank Centre in London, the impressive slate of talks, comedy, and music traced the complex contours of what it is to be a woman. WOW encourages women from all backgrounds to learn from each other, strategise how we […]

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Edinburgh voted best city in the UK for quality of life – but why?

Edinburgh is rather like the experience of visiting your Granny’s house. Firstly, a welcoming hug of traditional comfort. Her rather aged, but always ridiculously well-kept appearance impresses the regular visitor. You know your way around Granny’s house too easily, you know where she keeps the biscuits and the beautiful vintage clothes. It is a house that is […]

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The Festival of Creative Learning: what actually happens at the University of Edinburgh?

The Festival of Creative Learning, or as it has been known in the past: ‘Innovative Learning Week,’ is quickly approaching, leaving many students scrambling together plans for a mini holiday without realizing what they will miss out on campus. Running from 18-22 February the festival is an “a year-long series of events exploring creative learning and […]

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In conversation with Natasha Ion, Students’ Associaction LGBT+ Officer

In the light of LGBT+ History Month and as the Students’ Association 2019 Student Elections approach, The Student spoke with Natasha Ion, current LGBT+ Officer, about her campaign and outlook on the campaign. What are your pronouns, and do you think it’s important to ask and why? My pronouns are she/her. It is definitely important […]

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LGBTQ+ History Month: the events taking place across Edinburgh

This LGBTQ+ History Month is a particularly special one as it marks fifty years since the Stonewall Riots in New York. This was one of the fundamental events that was a major catalyst for the gay liberation movement that began in the late 1960s. To celebrate this, and to support the community and their history, […]

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The events across Edinburgh to get you in the spooky mood

Watching horror movies, costume parties, lighting bonfires, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, and trick-or-treating are just a few activities that are staples in the Halloween season. However, there are options happening in Scotland’s capital that can add little more flavour to your celebration this year. Here are some events that Edinburgh has to offer on […]