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Solidarity for the Strikes in the STEM Department?

In the southern suburbs of Edinburgh, a 40 minute walk from main campus, the Kings buildings sit proudly, an oasis of scientific knowledge and objective truth that’s set far apart…

Interviews from the Picket Line

A December strike by the University and College Union (UCU) Edinburgh branch against the University of Edinburgh – the first in what may be many strikes during the 21/22 academic…

UCU Strikes, Again

It’s official: our lecturers are downing tools again. In a 16 November press release, the University and College Union (UCU) announced that strike action will take place at the University…

The Student on Education Reform

Stop monetising our university experience Why do we go to university? What is it for? Realistically, nowadays, many go solely for that (supposedly) prospect-enhancing piece of paper, and to delay…

Lecture recordings: the bridge to accessible learning

Students with disabilities can require lecture recordings for several reasons, boiling down to two main features. Either, they need recordings to re-listen/watch lectures because of a learning difficulty or similar,…

Turning Point UK asks students to report ‘left-wing bias’ on university campuses

A right-wing group associated with pro-Trump organisations in the United States has launched a website asking students to report incidents of “left-wing bias” by lecturers, forming a public list of…

Key dates and important information for upcoming UCU strikes

On 3 February, the University and Colleges’ Union (UCU) announced a second round of strikes beginning on 20 February. This news comes after a eight day round of strikes took…

University email addresses strike action concerns

The University of Edinburgh has responded to the eight-day strike which will occur later this month at 60 UK Universities, including the University of Edinburgh, with an email explaining the…