University: meritocracy or money?

In the States, applying to college can be the most stressful event in a young person’s life. It seems that twelve years of education, numerous extracurricular activities, volunteering, and weekend jobs all culminate in two deciding numbers: a Grade Point Average and standardised test score. However, how much do these factors truly decide college acceptance? […]


Revealed: Scottish universities’ £3 million arms investment

New figures have revealed the extent of the University of Edinburgh’s investment in arms companies. A freedom of information request by the National Union of Students (NUS) Scotland showed that the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Strathclyde and Robert Gordon invested almost £3 million in companies linked to the arms trade. Vice President of Communities for […]