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Interviews from the Picket Line

A December strike by the University and College Union (UCU) Edinburgh branch against the University of Edinburgh – the first in what may be many strikes during the 21/22 academic year – recently drew to a close. Some UCU members on the Old College picket line and at a UCU rally on Bristo Square spoke […]

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Bridging the gender-data gap

People who identify as women make up more than half of the people on this planet. They do everything that cis men do. They commute to work, buy houses, go shopping, provide for their families, etc. Why then, do they face more problems in their day to day lives than cis men? Women are more […]

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‘More to be done’ – University’s gender pay gap is above average

An investigation conducted by The Student has revealed that the gender pay gap at the University of Edinburgh was last reported to be 16.67 per cent, nearly one per cent higher than the Office for National Statistics average for the higher education sector. The Equality and Human Rights Commission defines a significant gender pay gap […]

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Staff inequalities at the University of Edinburgh must be tackled

The University of Edinburgh is a leading university in many ways. We top the tables as the largest university in Scotland, we have the largest budget surplus, the highest paid Principal and, now, one of the highest staff gender pay gaps of all the universities in Britain. While equal pay legislation has been in place […]

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The Students’ Association’s gender pay gap figures suggest they are committed to gender equality

Edinburgh University Students’ Association have publicly released their gender pay gap figures, following legislation that demands all organisations with over 250 employees do so. Their figures regarding gender, staff ratios and pay reveal some interesting trends. In order to understand these figures, we need an idea of why there is a pay gap, and what […]

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Sport

World Surf League announce equal tournament prize money for male and female competitors

Over the summer months many would have wrestled with a long foamy surfboard in the messy white wash of a sandy beach. Meanwhile, female surfers on the Pro Tour have been fighting for the same monetary rewards as their male counterparts and not without success. Now, not only have they achieved greater earning potential but […]

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TV

The Crown: Even the Queen falls victim to the gender pay gap

The producers of Netflix’s The Crown have recently revealed that Claire Foy, the lead actress portraying the Queen in the series, makes significantly less money per episode than her male counterpart Matt Smith, who portrays Prince Philip. Reportedly, Claire Foy makes £28,000 per episode from a £7 million budget per episode. The Crown is a […]