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EUSA by-election results announced

This story is still in development. Keep checking this page for further updates.   Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) has announced the results of their 2015 by-election at an event held in Teviot’s debating hall. The Student was present to witness the results. As the modestly-sized audience left the hall following the EUSA sabbatical officers’ […]

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“Great initial feedback “ for free sanitary products scheme

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) has hailed its free sanitary products service as a great success, one week after setting up the programme. Sanitary products, condoms, and safer sex products are now available at the Advice Place in Potterrow. According to EUSA sabbatical officers, pregnancy tests will also be available soon. Andy Peel, EUSA’s Vice-President […]

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International students turn from UK amid tighter visa restrictions

A major survey has highlighted the increasing number of international students actively rejecting UK universities, identifying harsh post-study work options as the main reason. The Hobsons International Student Survey found that 32 per cent of the 45,000 prospective international students questioned had decided to study elsewhere after looking at, or applying to, a UK university. […]

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University of Edinburgh pledges to step up refugee support

The University of Edinburgh is assembling an advisory team for students and academics fleeing war and persecution. As the European refugee crisis continues to escalate, a University spokesperson announced: “A team based in the University’s International Office will offer advice to prospective students and staff with refugee status. “Edinburgh will provide a range of measures […]

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EUSA delivers first shipment of donations to refugees

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) has delivered its first shipment of donations to volunteer organisation CalAid. The supplies, including men’s clothes, bedding and food, were gathered at a recently-opened collection point in Potterrow. They are to be transported to makeshift camps at the French port of Calais. The camps, which has been dubbed ‘The Jungle’, […]

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“Stop the Ageism!” Internal emails reveal fierce Information Services modelling dispute

Management at the University of Edinburgh’s Information Services (IS) have been accused by their staff of encouraging institutional ageism, The Student can reveal. The row erupted in late August, after an email was sent out to all IS staff asking for “young-looking staff” to model as students. Some IS staff, concerned by the specific request […]

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Refugee donation point to open at Potterrow, says EUSA

A supply collection point for refugees camping at Calais is to be set up in the University of Edinburgh. Sabbatical officers at the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) announced the collection point, which will be based in Potterrow from Monday, on social media. The clothes, food, medical supplies, books and other items EUSA hope to […]

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University officials delay key divestment decision

The University of Edinburgh Central Management Group (CMG) has delayed a final decision on fossil fuel divestment until next month, according to University officials and participants at its meeting this week. The meeting on Tuesday had been highly anticipated for the release of a three month report by the CMG on recommendations for University divestment, […]