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Gordon Aikman Reclaimed: Was it worth it? 

This article was originally submitted on the 26th March The Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre was occupied by students from the Staff-Student Solidarity Network Edinburgh, Youth In Resistance Edinburgh, and the Edinburgh University Justice for Palestine Society.  The takeover began on Saturday March 19 and lasted until Friday March 25.  The occupation had several aims: to […]

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Cave dwellers, find your own study space

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March As a Mediterranean human being expatriated in a land of long, dark winters, you can understand the joy I feel when, around this time of the year, the sun reappears again. A blue sky and bright sunshine can single-handedly bless and make tolerable weeks […]

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16-year-old arrested in connection with library attack

CW: racial abuse and physical assault A 16-year-old has been arrested in connection with a racially aggravated assault that took place outside the University of Edinburgh’s main library in George Square on 11 December. Speaking to The Student last week, the individual subjected to the attack stated: “What terrifies me the most is that it […]

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Plastic cups and ticket stubs: could the Fringe be more sustainable?

The summer months see the quaint and quiet city of Edinburgh turn into Festival City; a vibrant canvas of culture teeming with artists, performers and theatre-lovers.It’s extraordinary to behold. As August rolls around and the Fringe hits full swing however, you find yourself slaloming through cobbled streets filled with human obstacles. Public bins overflow with […]

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Breaking: George Square Lecture Theatre to be renamed in honour of student Gordon Aikman

A Student Council’s Sabb Report from 25 January has announced that George Square Lecture Theatre is being renamed as the ‘Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre’. The report reads: “Gordon was an ardent charity campaigner raising awareness and over £500,000 for motor-neurone disease (MND) medical research, a former Sabbatical Officer at the Students’ Association and student at […]

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Emergency repair work on central campus to affect exams and study facilities

An urgent email was sent out to all students at the University on Friday evening, informing of an “emergency repair work on an underground heating pipe located in the central area of the campus” that is to be carried out over this weekend. This emergency repair work is to have a significant impact, as students […]