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Exclusive: Peter Mathieson’s first face-to-face interview as University of Edinburgh Principal

The Student talks to the University of Edinburgh’s new Principal Peter Mathieson, former Vice-Chancellor and President of Hong Kong University, in his first face-to-face interview since taking post.  Mathieson laid out his ambitions and plans for his tenure while discussing his £342,000 a year salary, freedom of speech and the university’s poor student satisfaction. Why […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Santa

This year has been a wild sleigh ride. Trump took office at the White House, Prince Harry is officially off the market and the paradox that is Theresa May revealed herself as distinctly un-naughty with her fields of wheat antics, but was somehow not nice either. With all of this going on, you’d be forgiven […]

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Speculative Society announces ‘intention to admit female members’ amid criticism

The Student investigation reveals senior staff objections to the Society’s privileged position within The University of Edinburgh, secret legal advice the university sought over the secretive club, and how senior management granted the Society access to university property with no formal oversight.   One of the world’s oldest debating clubs is to admit women members […]

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Exclusive interview: Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs

Six months ago, Hibernian Football Club was a laughing stock. Struggling to stay in the Scottish Premier League under the stewardship of then manager Terry Butcher, the club was in financial and organisational disarray. Fast forward to the present day with the club in the Scottish Championship, in and around the club is an air […]

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Still “Paying for their privilege”

                One of the world’s oldest debating clubs has been given six months to admit women members and open its doors to the public, a two-page review by the University of Edinburgh has concluded. The Speculative Society, known as the “Spec” to its invited members, has held black-tie […]