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The University launches £1 million climate change fund

Ahead of COP26, the University has launched a climate change fund in partnership with the Royal Bank of Scotland for Scottish firms and businesses. The scheme aims to “empower Scottish companies” through teaching and training. The University’s Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI) is attempting to work in partnership with “business banking specialists” in order to […]

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Edinburgh Just Eat cycles scrapped after funding failures

The Edinburgh bike hire scheme is set to end on September 17 after business giant Serco and Edinburgh City Council failed to agree on a funding model. This comes after high levels of theft and vandalism has made the scheme, which aimed to be self-financing, more expensive than planned. First introduced in 2018, the Just […]

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New funding for university mental health services

On 11 December, the Scottish government announced a further £1.32 million in funding for colleges and universities to support student mental health, wellbeing and welfare. This has come at a crucial time, as the nation has found itself in yet another lockdown, which likely affect students’ mental health across the country. A survey from the […]

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Free tuition for EU students attending Scottish universities to end from 2021

The Scottish government announced plans for further and higher education this week, including the decision to end free tuition for EU students from the 2021-2022 academic year onwards. Before Brexit, EU students in Scotland had been entitled to the same tuition fees as ‘home’ students under EU law. Once the UK has officially left the […]

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Scottish Labour promises a study income raise for university

Scottish Labour has pledged to introduce an increased study income for students in Scotland. The pledge is based on Labour’s plans for a £10 per hour Real Living Wage and will award students for 25 hours of study time each week. This will result in a minimum of £9,500 being available to higher education students […]

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Report highlights nationwide university mental health crisis

Content Warning: Suicide  A report released this week from mental health campaigner Sir Norman Lamb highlighted the persisting problems with mental health services within UK universities.  Statistics taken from a survey of 110 institutions unearthed disturbing figures concerning decreased funding and counselling provisions. Sir Norman Lamb encourages universities to be held legally responsible for their […]

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The NHS needs a political U-turn to save it

This week, tens of thousands of people marched in London to protest against further cuts to the NHS. The proposed plans would cut services in nearly two-thirds of hospitals in England. They range from scaling back services to complete hospital closures. The UK is the world’s sixth richest country. Underfunding the NHS is a political […]

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I Still Believe in Miracles: Inverleith House Set to Close

Inverleith House’s latest exhibition I Still Believe in Miracles is a celebration of the gallery’s last thirty years, combining art and botany in a diverse array of contemporary sculpture and paintings, and botanic illustrations from the Inverleith archive. This close relationship between art and nature is celebrated in the heart of Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens, […]