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Alcohol should not be the main event of Freshers’ Week

Freshers’ week 2023 has come and gone, and with it the many events hosted by societies. Now, as I sit in my classes this week I am reminded of one…

Refreshers: Here I Go Again

It’s that time again, when the chaos of Freshers’ Week fades into the swing of a new academic year. New courses, new lectures, and unfamiliar University buildings that you just…

93% Club and Tackling Elitism Zoom call interrupted by protestors

A Welcome Week social of two anti-elitism societies was interrupted by a group of unidentified individuals and had to be shut down after one of the hosts of the meeting…

Freshers forced to eat in ‘exam-style’ conditions at Pollock Halls

The social distancing rules at the John McIntyre Conference Centre (JMCC), the cafeteria at Pollock Halls, have been further tightened to prevent students eating together. Outdoor seating has been removed,…

Welcome Week can be an isolating time for sober students

Welcome Week is an incredible opportunity for new students to get involved in university affairs, socialise with fellow students, and settle into their new home. However, this process seems to…

From fourth year looking back: a letter to my Freshers’ self

Freshers’ Week can seem incredibly daunting, going from being the top of the school to the bottom of the pecking order. This is a letter to my fresher self, with…

The new year means new opportunities for Edinburgh students

This week nearly 7000 new students will arrive in Edinburgh to begin their degree at one of Britain’s oldest universities. In doing so, they will be following in the footsteps…

In case you choose not to say no to drugs, kids

In school, we are told to avoid all the drugs all the time. We are shown propaganda campaigns that don’t align with reality and therefore lose any potential integrity. Such…