Head of English Literature explains teaching choices

The head of the English Literature Department at the University of Edinburgh, Alex Thomson, spoke to The Student about why face-to-face teaching has been drastically reduced in the School of Literature, Languages and Cultures and more broadly across the university. He explained that back in May 2020, a ‘working group’ was set up to advise […]

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“Hybrid” learning: one week in, not meeting expectations

The inevitable move to online learning by the University of Edinburgh is undoubtably a necessary one after a rapidly changing coronavirus situation and fluctuating government guidance. The University of Edinburgh, ahead of the new academic year and after receiving government guidance, pledged to retain a level of normality via “hybrid teaching” for continuing students, guaranteeing […]

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What should we be doing with our time during the ongoing strikes?

Whether you’re in full support of the lecturers’ strike or you are secretly thinking “how could you do this to me right before assignment season”, the impending industrial action doesn’t have to mean the be all and end all of academic success. Disruptions to class timetables are not an excuse to do nothing. In fact with less […]

Comedy Fringe

Matt Winning: Climate Strange

Possibly one of the more unlikely comedians to perform at this year’s Fringe is Dr Matt Winning, a professional climate change specialist with a PhD on the subject. When you walk into the attic of Mash House, where his show takes place, the scene is strangely familiar. There is a projector and a screen at […]