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Student’s strike frustration

This article was originally submitted on the 29th March As students, it is no rare occurrence to find ourselves wishing for a break. There are times when I want to abandon my studies, rent, cooking and general responsibilities in favour of a luxurious trip home – how tempting it is to hop on a train […]

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Strikers, Assemble!

That’s right, it’s back! After a long-anticipated wait, it’s time for the Edinburgh Uni Strikes Round 2! After extensive deliberations, no decision has yet been made, so there will be more strikes in February. Whilst approaching the famously stress-free period of mid-term assessments, these strikes are a welcome interruption from all the late-night study sessions […]

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First Semester in Review

As university life has returned to a semblance of normality following a period of sustained disruption and change, The Student has been speaking to undergraduates as they reflect on this semester. Uncertainty about a new mix of in-person and online teaching was commonplace among students at the start of the academic year. Timetabling decisions saw […]

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Online exams and Restriction Exhaustion

In an unsurprising yet disappointing move, Durham University announced this week that its exams for the 2021/22 period will remain online. Edinburgh will not be far behind: in an email to students from Colm Harmon in late October, prospects for further opening this year were made out as overwhelmingly bleak. Yet again, the narrative of […]

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Response to online teaching revealed in latest university survey

Online lectures have been backed and online tutorials scorned by students in the University of Edinburgh’s most recent Pulse Survey. In an additional question in the October survey, 79 per cent of undergraduates and 74 per cent of postgraduates revealed they wanted lecture recordings to stay. 61 per cent of undergraduates wanted online seminars and […]

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Reflection of a year online

The University of Edinburgh is one of many universities that took to online learning amidst the coronavirus pandemic, with students for the first time juggling their university experience with limited in-person contact. The pandemic forced the world into trying new and untrodden systems and Edinburgh was no different, attempting to manage this online learning model […]

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Online Learning: An Absolute Disgrace

Editors note: this article was submitted for publication on or before the 8th September 2021 and reflects information available at that time. It is an absolute disgrace that the majority of students at the University of Edinburgh will still have online learning this year. Within a mile of campus, there’s the Scottish government “keeping young […]

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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 […]