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Ian Murray challenges University’s homelessness record

Edinburgh South MP Ian Murray has asked Principal Peter Mathieson how the University of Edinburgh plans to tackle student homelessness. After communication with the University of Edinburgh Students for Action…

In Conversation with Tommy Sheppard MP

The Student spoke to Tommy Sheppard, Scottish National Party (SNP) MP for Edinburgh East, on wide-ranging topics from independence to the housing crisis to his stand-up comedy club ‘The Stand’.…

Rapid rise in Edinburgh student homelessness

On 17 January 2024, the Scottish Homelessness Monitor published its annual report on the state of homelessness in Scotland. It estimated that the number of households experiencing the most serious…

How purpose-built student accommodation hurts Edinburgh residents

A purpose-built student accommodation (PSBA) refers to the enticing capitalistic endeavour of building what should be university owned accommodation and then charging rents far higher for personal gain. These have…

Edinburgh Council must encourage more student housing development

The Edinburgh city council’s proposed city plan for the following decade is currently under examination and due to be approved at the beginning of next year. As housing prices continue…

“I was sofa-surfing for three months”: Edinburgh’s Student Rental Crisis

We are all painfully aware of the national cost of living crisis that is striking different demographics across the country. Students have been hit particularly hard, as they are facing…

New figures underscore dire state of student housing crisis in Edinburgh

New figures reveal the extent of the student housing crisis and the dissatisfaction felt by students at the University of Edinburgh’s response. Figures collected by Slurp, a student-led organisation which…

In conversation with EUTV’s Chloe Asquith: executive producer and editor of student housing documentary

Edinburgh University Television (EUTV) recently released a three-part documentary series on the Edinburgh student housing crisis. Each of the three parts discusses a different theme – Student Stories, Responses from…