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Cave dwellers, find your own study space

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March As a Mediterranean human being expatriated in a land of long, dark winters, you can understand the joy I feel when, around this time of the year, the sun reappears again. A blue sky and bright sunshine can single-handedly bless and make tolerable weeks […]

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40 George Square to re-open

Monday 8 March saw the re-opening of 40 George Square to increase study space capacity for students. This accompanies a temporarily increased quota for Study Desk bookings, from 20 to 30 hours per week. The re-opening of the tower follows ‘increasing demand for critical study space on campus,’ and will provide roughly 200 additional study […]

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A Day at the Library

In the age of Covid-19, when one turns up at the library, perhaps the only hardship is the weather. Scotland, as each of Edinburgh’s well-mannered students will know, is a place of radiant sun and cool, crisp wind. But as one approaches the ‘Serene Study Space’ (SSS), one forgets the glorious weather for the dazzling […]

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Behind Edinburgh’s Creepy Letters: Sinister or Sensationalist?

Many students are drawn to the University of Edinburgh by the beautifully undulating cobbled streets, picturesque medieval spires, and age-old traditions and history. The same sights which inspired J.K.Rowling to base the enchanting tales of Harry Potter within the confines of the city. For many who live and study within its walls, those tales of […]

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The art of mastering snack time

Studying all day at home or in the library is an incredibly hunger inducing task, so we often reach for a snack to tide us over until the next meal time. However, the usual snacks that the majority of us impulsively choose, are often unhealthy and packed with unnecessary fats, sugars and salts. Thinking a […]

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Overcrowding in Main Campus Library: concerns from PhD students

Reports emerged last week in the Edinburgh Evening News over the lack of study space available in the main library at the University of Edinburgh. Controversy has arisen over lack of library space has led to Edinburgh students having their belongings taken away from their desks in order to free them up. Some library users […]

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Breaking News: Library open today despite emergency heating repairs

A follow-up email has been sent to all students stating that the heating on central campus has been repaired, and thus the Main Library will be open for use today, Sunday 10 December from 9am. Despite being told on Friday evening that the building would be closed, the usual 24 hour operation of the library was not disrupted […]

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Emergency repair work on central campus to affect exams and study facilities

An urgent email was sent out to all students at the University on Friday evening, informing of an “emergency repair work on an underground heating pipe located in the central area of the campus” that is to be carried out over this weekend. This emergency repair work is to have a significant impact, as students […]