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University of Edinburgh ranks 61st of 80 in controversial mental health league table

The University of Edinburgh has been ranked 61st in a league table that compares UK universities’ mental health services. The table has been compiled by the mental health charity HUMEN and reflects the opinion of over 7200 students across the nation. However, Student Minds, a UK charity which aims to improve the mental health of […]

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Modern-day censorship: A new ending to Fight Club in China

The cult classic Fight Club has just undergone a surprising change, to the chagrin of many viewers: a drastically altered new ending, which was recently uploaded by Chinese streaming site Tencent Video. The original ending in David Fincher’s film sees the Narrator kill off his alter-ego, Tyler Durden, who transpires to be a psychological projection, […]

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The mental danger of darker nights

Today there were six-hundred and sixty-six minutes of daylight. Tomorrow there will be six-hundred and sixty-two. The days are dawning darker and the nights are drawing in. I’m not afraid of the dark, but I’ve been taught to view it as dangerous. As a woman, it is easy to feel increasingly confined as the days […]

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Instagram Kids app is stalled

Instagram has postponed the development of ‘Instagram kids’ due to pressure from Congress. 44 US attorney-generals wrote to Zuckerberg calling on him to drop the plan and Facebook’s global head of safety was invited to stand before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing about child safety last Thursday. Facebook’s manager Adam Mosseri has made it very […]

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60,000 extensions granted last year

The University of Edinburgh gave out more deadline extensions than the total number of students last year, a Freedom of Information Request has revealed. The university approved more than 60,000 requests from students to have more time to do their assessments in the 2020/21 academic year, despite the fact that there are only around 35,000 […]

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VP Colm Harmon in conversation: next year on campus

As current students begin to return to campus and new first-year students move into halls of residence this week, The Student sat down with Professor Colm Harmon, Vice Principal Students at the University of Edinburgh, to find out what the student experience will look like this year.  Teaching  Whilst Professor Harmon is keen to emphasise […]

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How I am learning to set boundaries with my anxiety

CW: Anxiety, Stress Anxiety is experienced by different people across all walks of life and comes in many shapes and forms. I have experienced anxiety and depression almost my entire life, it started in early childhood and has followed me into adulthood. I worry about everything, even though worrying is normal, I realised it was getting […]

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Scots suffering from eating disorders need more support

TW: eating disorders According to Dr Stephen Anderson, Chairman of the Eating Disorders Faculty of Psychiatrists in Scotland, “eating disorders are the deadliest and most lethal of mental health conditions.” Current services for treatment and support in Scotland are unequal across the country and are underfunded.  Maddy Wallace, a student reading Medicine at The University […]