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Scotland school exam reforms delayed

Scotland’s education and skills minister, Jenny Gilruth, has postponed exam reform until the new year. In a speech delivered to the Scottish Parliament, Gilruth announced delays in the highly anticipated…

Songs to Study to

As we reach exam season and procrastination is plaguing you, here are some artists to get you motivated and focused. Vulfpeck/Vulf: Groovy and motivating, Vulfpeck’s album ‘Mr Finish Line’ is…

The Final Stretch

We did it! Eleven weeks of lectures, tutorials, socializing, working, staying warm – it’s finally the end of semester one. Well, almost. For most people, we are now in ‘the…

Online exams and Restriction Exhaustion

In an unsurprising yet disappointing move, Durham University announced this week that its exams for the 2021/22 period will remain online. Edinburgh will not be far behind: in an email…

Library services to broaden but ‘click and collect’ to end

The University of Edinburgh’s Library services are to be expanded in line with the easing of lockdown restrictions on Monday 26 April, however not all students are happy with the…

Rhyme of the Times: state of poetry in schools

Poetry is not dying with a ‘dying fall’ as the poet TS Elliot might have said, and as Edinburgh academics certainly say, even though it’s been downgraded to ‘optional’ in…

Exams disaster: Answer leaks and question mistakes cause chaos

December exams riddled with mistakes have angered students already under strain from a chaotic semester. An Architecture MA exam has had to be rescheduled after the teacher accidentally uploaded the…

Exams fiasco: back to the drawing board?

“Ask me my three main priorities for government, and I tell you: education, education and education”, Tony Blair famously declared in 1996. Of course, he was right, even if he…