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NO VACANCY: The Student finds that none of Edinburgh’s over 7,000 rooms in private halls are free

Research by The Student has found that as of Saturday afternoon, none of the more than 7,000 rooms in Edinburgh’s private student halls buildings were available. The next date for an open room heard by a reporter was the start of January, with one building’s waitlist standing at over 400 names long. Not all student […]

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The Spotted History of the NSS

Started in 2005, the National Student Survey (NSS) is a yearly national study aimed at final year undergraduate students with the aim to gather students’ views on their courses. Whilst it remains a key source of data on student opinion, to say it is without flaw would be misguided. From its links to the controversial […]

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The Student investigates: in-person teaching

As University of Edinburgh students return to campus, an investigation by The Student finds that The University of Edinburgh is enforcing Covid restrictions beyond those required by the Scottish government, leaving many students with minimal face-to-face contact with academic staff each week.  Prior to the start of the 2021/22 academic year, the university pledged to […]

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Half of UK undergraduates at the University of Edinburgh come from the wealthiest backgrounds

The Student can reveal that 50 per cent of undergraduate entrants from the UK are from the most affluent backgrounds.  This figure is a consecutive average and is established by ACORN, the main demographic tool used by the University of Edinburgh and other universities across the UK to identify widening participation students.  This system places students […]

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Conservatives call for Sturgeon’s resignation after witnesses back Salmond

Following the ongoing investigation into the handling of Alex Salmond’s sexual misconduct case comes the demand for the First Minister’s resignation on the eve of her appearance with the investigation committee.  Two witnesses have confirmed the meeting of Ms Sturgeon and Geoff Aberdein, Mr Salmond’s former Chief of Staff, on March 29th 2018, stating that it […]