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University of Edinburgh alumnus set to inherit Princess Diana’s childhood home

Diana’s childhood home, Althorp estate, is set to be inherited by a former Edinburgh student, her nephew, Louis Spencer. The property, which has been in the Spencer family since 1508…

What to do when you’re homesick and feeling low

Winter: comforting but cold, sociable yet lonely, ushered in by the hanging of twinkling lights whilst days are cut short by the deep hues of a black and blue sky.…

Brexit Hits Home

As a South Korean student, Brexit really has nothing to do with me. I still had to stand in a massive queue to get my Tier 4 student visa and…

Ground control: Liberty Phelan’s guide to being a good flatmate

“They’re away from their families. They’re away from their friends. They (can’t feel) the sun or the breeze,” – is this quote about first years at Edinburgh uni? No, it’s…

How hybrid is your hybrid learning?

With the new academic year beginning, many students waited to hear about how hybrid the hybrid learning at Edinburgh would be. Following an email at the end of last semester,…

Five lockdown charity shop alternatives

Lockdown(s) have triggered us all to take conscious steps towards improving our lives. For many, this has taken the form of clutter clear outs and closet purges, making way for…

A letter to my pre-pandemic self

Dear past me, Stop whatever you’re doing right now and buy stocks in zoom…I know you don’t know what that it is yet, but trust me, you will be best…

No place like home? The hidden LGBTQ+ housing struggle

Finding a place to live in Edinburgh is hard. Acquiring a safe and secure living space is akin to running a race in a housing market so competitive and brutal.…