How to Stay Safe During Spooky Season, From a Nightclub Bartender

Leaves are falling, days are shorter, and the sweet smell of PSLs waft through the library. This can can only mean one thing: spooky season is upon us! It’s always an exciting time of year (especially for all of you freshers out there), but navigating the Edinburgh party scene safely can be difficult for the […]


Is the party over for Boris Johnson?

Boris Johnson could be forgiven for hoping that the new year might bring with it some better luck for his chaotic government.  Towards the end of 2021, he found himself in his weakest position yet, embroiled in charges of sleaze levelled against his government following its botched handling of a lobbying scandal in November.  At […]


Moses Boyd delivers exhilarating and poignant new party-jazz on ‘Dark Matter’

Five stars The 28-old producer-slash-drummer and avant-garde jazz pioneer Moses Boyd once described his mother as a ‘hipster’ before the word came into being; in an interview with Trench two years ago. He attributes this to his upbringing in a household which was often permeated with an eclectic array of sounds ranging from reggae and […]

Art Culture

Talbot Rice Gallery’s Late Night Opening

With the start of a new academic year the excitement of creative possibility buzzes around campus, and for those of us new to the city and so too for students already attuned to the frantic pace of Welcome Week the chance to gather together and share a focal point of creative community is one much […]

Editorial News

Yellowface in Edinburgh: racist party culture in UK universities

Content warning: use of racialised terms In the last week, it has come to the attention of the BAME community at the University of Edinburgh that a Chinese New Year party hosted by a group of white students featured yellowface, cultural appropriation, and (poorly translated) signs that read ‘吮吸我的筷子’(“suck on my chopsticks”). Such parties that […]

Fringe Interview

An Interview with: Ball Pit Theatre’s Tom Foreman

Ball Pit Theatre are bringing an original comedy The Last Sesh to Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. The Student caught up with writer and director Tom Foreman who told us a bit about his play.   How would you describe The Last Sesh? The Last Sesh is a brand new contemporary comedy that scrutinises lad […]