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The life of Jennie Lee: an Edinburgh alumna worthy of praise

Ever since I read Patricia Hollis’ excellent biography of Jennie Lee, the pioneering Labour MP who founded the Open University, I haven’t been able to stop talking about her. I just cannot understand why there isn’t a feature length film about her life, or better yet, an eight-part Netflix series. So I’m using The Student […]

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General Election: A summary of Edinburgh’s constituencies and candidates

For students and young people voting in the Edinburgh area in the General Election, there are five Edinburgh constituencies: Edinburgh East, Edinburgh North and Leith, Edinburgh South, Edinburgh South West, and Edinburgh West. The Student has carried out numerous interviews with various candidates from parties across the constituencies. All the interviews can be found in […]

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The Student in conversation with Tommy Sheppard, SNP candidate for Edinburgh East

SNP’s Tommy Sheppard, the current MP for Edinburgh East, spoke to The Student about the upcoming general election and the various issues at play. The SNP official party website states that ‘Scotland’s future is on the line’, which Sheppard agrees with. “I can’t remember the stakes of an election being higher…On one hand, we could […]

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The Student in conversation with Kate Nevens, Green candidate for Edinburgh South

Kate Nevens, Green candidate for Edinburgh South, spoke to The Student about how herself and other Green candidates are speaking to as many people as possible about the climate emergency so that people can use their votes for the Greens to demand climate action. Nevens has visited doorsteps of people living in Edinburgh South, including […]

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Report highlights nationwide university mental health crisis

Content Warning: Suicide  A report released this week from mental health campaigner Sir Norman Lamb highlighted the persisting problems with mental health services within UK universities.  Statistics taken from a survey of 110 institutions unearthed disturbing figures concerning decreased funding and counselling provisions. Sir Norman Lamb encourages universities to be held legally responsible for their […]