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Chinese organisations with military links fund £12m to the University of Edinburgh

A report by think tank Civitas has revealed that the University of Edinburgh has taken over £12m in funding from Chinese organisations with links to the military. The main funder…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…