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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 do we stop doomscrolling and make social media a worthwhile experience?

The past year has felt like a weird and ironic mix of a dull haze of nothing, and time fleeting in a flash, and many have found themselves doomscrolling. Doomscrolling is choosing to dig through a selection of social media or news posts even though you are aware it is making you feel disheartened. Sound […]

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Keeping the flatmate bond going strong

It’s midway through the semester and the social circles we have direct access to have slowly decreased by the week. Whilst it’s a blessing to not be living alone, spending all your time in the same small group does inevitably lead to tensions. Although it’s important to have your own space and alone time, retreating […]

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World Mental Health Day in collaboration with @mentalhealthedinburgh

On the 10th of October, we celebrate World Mental Health Day. Regardless of spreading awareness of the importance of mental health, there is undoubtedly a certain stigma around it. Still, some might ignore this problem, not due to ignorance but simply due to lack of knowledge of where to start. The abundance of university work […]

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The importance and benefits of reading for pleasure

In an ever-connected world we are constantly surrounded by text – be that emails, news, social media or university readings. But amidst this bombardment of information, when was the last time you actually sat and read a book for pure enjoyment? Is there not still a desire to pick up a piece of fiction and […]

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Wellbeing Week and resources for wellbeing at university

Join the conversation. This was the tagline for Wellbeing Week (12-18 November), a programme of events organised by the Edinburgh University Students’ Association to “raise awareness of mental health and well-being among students and staff.” This week is well timed. Every November, the Movember Foundation asks people to help change the face of men’s health […]