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Students Alerted over LinkedIn Phishing Scam

The University of Edinburgh has warned all University email account users of an attempted phishing attack made through the University’s email service. According to an emailed statement to all staff and students by the University’s Chief Information Security Officer, Alistair Fenmore on February 6, the phishing emails in question masqueraded as emails from LinkedIn. No […]

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Changes to international travel rules announced

The Scottish Government has announced significant changes to the international travel rules in Scotland. The changes aim to simplify the travelling process whilst maintaining control of covid-19 cases. The amber and green lists are set to merge, which will mean an end to the three-tiered traffic-light system.  Whilst the red list will remain, eight countries, […]

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Scottish vaccine passports create confusion for English and international students

Edinburgh’s large non-Scottish student population are facing confusion as the imminent coronavirus vaccine passport scheme appears not to recognise covid-19 vaccines administered outside of Scotland.  From 1 October in Scotland, crowded venues, including nightclubs and sports venues, will be legally required to ask guests to show proof of double vaccination upon entry.  People who have received […]

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The societies that welcomed me

Will I make friends? Will I find where I fit in? Will I be lonely? These are all questions that run through Freshers’ minds in the months leading up to university. For most, moving away from home isn’t easy. Starting over in a new city, you leave everything and everyone you know behind; for international […]

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International travellers to enter ‘managed quarantine’ from Monday

Addressing the Scottish parliament today, the Scottish Transport Minister Michael Matheson announced that from Monday 15th February all international travellers flying directly into Scotland will have to quarantine in hotels for 10 days. He said that this measure would ensure that new strains of the virus would not “undermine” the vaccination roll out in Scotland […]

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Head of English Literature explains teaching choices

The head of the English Literature Department at the University of Edinburgh, Alex Thomson, spoke to The Student about why face-to-face teaching has been drastically reduced in the School of Literature, Languages and Cultures and more broadly across the university. He explained that back in May 2020, a ‘working group’ was set up to advise […]

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Students protest university pandemic response in Bristo Square

On the 24th October, a group of students gathered in Bristo Square to protest against the lack of support they have received from the University during the Covid-19 pandemic. The protest follows an open letter to the university, listing demands such as on-campus coronavirus testing, that was signed by thousands of students. Arriving at the […]

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International student admission to compensate lack of funding

The BBC reported late last month that there are 7 per cent fewer UK undergraduates at Oxford and 5 per cent fewer at Cambridge this year, compared with 2007-08. It was also reported that the number of International students attending Russell Group universities drastically increased in the same period, with about a 51 per cent […]