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Brexit Hits Home

As a South Korean student, Brexit really has nothing to do with me. I still had to stand in a massive queue to get my Tier 4 student visa and sort through complicated documentation to prove that yes, I actually do have an international guarantor and I won’t be scamming any landlord of their rent. […]

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Why are younger generations not having children?

In recent years, the notion of Gen Z and younger Millennials not wanting children has gained some publicity. This discussion seems to be everywhere from the public eye to private conversations. Personally, every time I even briefly hear any conversation on this topic, one article title just immediately appears in my mind: “Children can be […]

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How hybrid is your hybrid learning?

With the new academic year beginning, many students waited to hear about how hybrid the hybrid learning at Edinburgh would be. Following an email at the end of last semester, the Vice Principle assured students they would have more in-person teaching next semester compared to the previous year, which for many of us was nothing.  […]

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Refresher: a second-year’s experience in Freshers’ Week

“Are you a first- or second year?” were the words I heard most often during Freshers’ Week. Any other year, this may have been a strange question – wasn’t Freshers’ Week a first-year experience? It was the rite of passage for new university students. But this year, there were hundreds of second-years descending on the […]

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This week in public… my friend was clapped at

We all know the part of the movie where the protagonist messes up and receives the three slow claps from their co-stars. One clap, two clap, three clap. All followed by a sarcastic pause.  The three claps that say, ‘we know what you did.’  That say, ‘we are not impressed.’ That say, ‘you messed up.’ […]

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Is Evergrande a timebomb of the next global financial crisis?

During the week of the 20th September, there was a massive sell-off in the stock market worldwide after Evergrande, the second largest Chinese property developer, was exposed to be at risk of collapse.  This belief in Evergrande’s collapse came from the high risk of a debt default to the creditors, which accumulated from its massive […]

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The SNP-Green power-sharing deal: the student perspective

As Nicola Sturgeon announced the SNP-Green power-sharing deal last month, many advocates of sustainability will likely have been excited at the prospect of a representative of the Green Party occupying a ministerial position for the first time in UK history. Furthermore, supporters of a second independence referendum, one would imagine, will have regarded the situation […]

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Vaccinations for 12 to 15 year-olds – a case of consent and its wider implications

Last week the Health Secretary accepted the decision of the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) to start the vaccination roll-out for people aged 12-15 years old in Scotland. Beginning on Monday, 20th of September, the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be offered to young people. Jabs will be given in drop-in clinics and […]