Culture Film Reviews

Review: Moonage Daydream

Moonage Daydream is a fittingly atypical, whirlwind telling of the story of David Bowie. By contrast to the flashy yet often tacky studio biopics of Bowie’s contemporaries, Freddie Mercury, Elton John and Elvis, Moonage Daydream instead uses Bowie himself to narrate his life, rather than an actor. By doing this, Brett Morgan, the director, producer, […]


In conversation with activists at the forefront of the Gordon Aikman takeover

In the week of March 21st, activists from three student groups, Youth in Resistance (YinR), Justice for Palestine Society (JPS) and Student-Staff Solidarity Network (SSSN) ‘reclaimed’ the Gordon Aikman lecture theatre by taking and holding the building for a week whilst opening the space to other students for activities and events. On Thursday, I sat […]


Students, Staff, and Strikes: What do people think?

This week, the university is facing industrial action for the third time this academic year over the same issues; pension cuts of 35%, unfair working conditions, and unequal pay.  As this comes towards the end of the semester with deadlines drawing close, both students and staff have expressed irritation. Fourth-year students in particular, currently working […]


An interview with the winner of the Great British Sewing Bee

Serena Baker is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Edinburgh who was crowned the winner of BBC One’s Great British Sewing Bee. The seventh series of the programme put amateur sewers through ten weeks of challenges, attracting audiences of nearly six million people. Serena spoke to The Student about her experience. ‘I felt […]

Culture Theatre

This Year in Theatre

Looking back at the new world of Theatre at The Student In the year that theatres around the world closed their doors, the stage has undoubtedly suffered. Luckily, the theatre community is not one that falls silent too easily. Adaptations, recordings, and even radio drama have come through in a massive way to save the […]

Features Lifestyle

Interview with the Careers Consultant for the Business School

Finding a job after leaving university is both at the forefront of students’ minds but also on the backburner for most of the time as university deadlines are deemed as more pressing and graduation seems a lifetime away. Below is an interview with Steve Norman, the Careers Consultant for the Business School and the School […]