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Liberation Officers start petition as university ‘fails in its duty of care’ towards transgender students and staff

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) Liberation Officers have begun a campaign urging the University of Edinburgh to show their support for transgender students and staff at the university. The Liberation Officers started a petition, which has so far gathered almost five hundred signatures, asking the university to release an official statement in support of the […]

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Students petition against cancelled graduations

The University has announced plans to cancel all in-person graduation ceremonies in 2021, including both summer and winter graduations, due to the increasing likelihood of extended coronavirus restrictions throughout the rest of the year. In an email to students, Vice-Principal Professor Colm Harmon said that those graduating will be able to celebrate virtually, and will […]

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Exclusive: The Student speaks to the fourth-year who started the ‘no detriment’ petition

As the UK plunged into yet another lockdown on 4 January 2020, a final year University of Edinburgh student started a petition urging the university to implement a ‘no detriment’ policy for fourth-year students.  Speaking to The Student about why they started the petition, they said:  “Last year’s ‘no detriment’ policy was a total lifeline for […]

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Over 2,000 students sign petition calling for ‘no detriment’ policy

A petition calling for the University of Edinburgh to implement a ‘no detriment’ policy for final year students in light of the new lockdown in England and Scotland has gained over 2,000 signatures.  The petition was started by University of Edinburgh final year student Jo Gray yesterday.  With the announcement of lockdown in the face […]

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EUSA sponsors petition for university action on visas

Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) have sponsored a petition calling for greater university support for post-study work visas for international students. The petition, drafted by International Students Group Convener Constantine Ivanis and directed at the University of Edinburgh, asks for a stronger institutional stance on the reinstatement of university-sponsored work visas for non-EU international graduates. […]