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Striking staff’s wages to be reinvested in student hardship fund

University of Edinburgh Principal Peter Mathieson announced on Thursday in an email to students that additional funds arising from striking staff’s unpaid wages are to be invested in the Student Hardship Fund, as well as in an all-new Student Opportunity Fund. On the topic of salaries forfeited by UCU members who took part in industrial […]

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Editorial

Politics, poetry, “pot and pills”: 130 years of The Student

8 November 1887. “Students are awakening to a sense of power and responsibility for their share in wise management of the University”. Or so says the editorial published on that day, in edition one of The Student. The brain child of Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Browning and John Stuart Blackie, The Student was founded following […]

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EUSA Elections 2018 News

Interview: Students’ Association Vice President Activities and Services candidate Kai Stuart

The Student sat down with VP Activities and Services candidate Kai Stuart to discuss access to counselling, widening participation in societies, and a new Students’ Association website. Would you be able to run through your main manifesto points? First of all, free sanitary products. It’s a policy that a lot of candidates are promising but […]

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EUSA Elections 2018 News

Interview: Students’ Association Vice President Welfare candidate Allie McGregor

The Student sat down with Vice President Welfare candidate Allie McGregor to talk mental health support, university expansion, and international students. Could you give us an outline of your manifesto pledges? One of the most important things for me is working on a welfare strategy for groups that people don’t tend to talk about as […]

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EUSA Elections 2018 News

Interview: Students’ Association Vice President Welfare candidate Kai O’Doherty

The Student sat down with current VP Activites and Services Kai O’Doherty to discuss developing a university sexual violence policy, championing diversity, and why they are running for VP Welfare this year. Which of your manifesto points is most important to you? Close to my heart would definitely be better mental health support, so that […]

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Editorial

Mapping Edinburgh’s place in LGBT+ history: past present and future

LGBT+ History Month is both a celebration and a reminder. As a celebration, it’s a time dedicated to looking back at what has already been achieved in the struggle for LGBT+ liberation. Important and often overlooked narratives can be elevated, and we acknowledge the great work done by LGBT+ individuals that has brought us to […]

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Features

Unpackaging going home for the holidays

In the coming weeks more than a million undergraduate students across the UK will ditch the Arctic cold of their HMO flats and head to a place where the heating is allowed on for more than four hours of the day; a place where the final instalments of Blue Planet can be watched on something […]

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Louis Theroux on anorexia: shattering misconceptions?

Of all the mental illnesses, anorexia has to be one of the most merciless, deadly and incomprehensible. With the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder and statistics suggesting that less than half of sufferers ever make a full recovery, anorexia shows just how destructive the mind can be. Characterized by a fear of food […]