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First Semester in Review

As university life has returned to a semblance of normality following a period of sustained disruption and change, The Student has been speaking to undergraduates as they reflect on this semester. Uncertainty about a new mix of in-person and online teaching was commonplace among students at the start of the academic year. Timetabling decisions saw […]

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Reflection of a year online

The University of Edinburgh is one of many universities that took to online learning amidst the coronavirus pandemic, with students for the first time juggling their university experience with limited in-person contact. The pandemic forced the world into trying new and untrodden systems and Edinburgh was no different, attempting to manage this online learning model […]

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VP Colm Harmon in conversation: next year on campus

As current students begin to return to campus and new first-year students move into halls of residence this week, The Student sat down with Professor Colm Harmon, Vice Principal Students at the University of Edinburgh, to find out what the student experience will look like this year.  Teaching  Whilst Professor Harmon is keen to emphasise […]

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EUSA calls for tuition fee refunds

On the 3rd August 2021, a Tuition Fee Refund Report was sent to the University of Edinburgh Senior Leadership Team by the Edinburgh University Students’ Association. This follows a Student Council motion that took place in February. The report outlines the impact that the pandemic has had on students’ university experience over the course of […]

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Hybrid learning set to continue

On Monday, students at the University of Edinburgh received an email from Vice-Principal Colm Harmon outlining the university’s plans for the next academic year commencing in  September 2021, in which he stated that “large lectures/classes will need to be delivered digitally”.  After the 2020-2021 academic year was dominated by a hybrid teaching model, meaning a […]

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The Student speaks to Vice-Principal Colm Harmon

Although having worked at the University of Edinburgh in his role as Vice-Principal Students since October 2019, many students have come to know Professor Harmon from the e-mail updates that he has frequently sent to students this year.  Reflecting on what has been an undoubtedly difficult year for staff and students alike, Colm recognised that […]

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Exclusive: The Student speaks to the fourth-year who started the ‘no detriment’ petition

As the UK plunged into yet another lockdown on 4 January 2020, a final year University of Edinburgh student started a petition urging the university to implement a ‘no detriment’ policy for fourth-year students.  Speaking to The Student about why they started the petition, they said:  “Last year’s ‘no detriment’ policy was a total lifeline for […]

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Russell Group and University of Edinburgh reject calls for new no detriment policy

Following calls by students to reinstate the no detriment policy of March 2020, the University of Edinburgh has chosen to support the Russell Group’s statement that such policies are neither “…necessary or appropriate this year”. After a semester of continued disruption to studies due to the Covid-19 pandemic, students across the UK have urged universities […]