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In conversation with EUTV’s Chloe Asquith: executive producer and editor of student housing documentary

Edinburgh University Television (EUTV) recently released a three-part documentary series on the Edinburgh student housing crisis. Each of the three parts discusses a different theme – Student Stories, Responses from the University and the Council and Towards a Fairer Housing System.  To find out more I sat down with Chloe Asquith, the President of EUTV, […]

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The Student in conversation with Edinburgh’s 93% Club

Earlier this year, the Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) released a report on admissions statistics to UK universities, including data on the proportion of entrants from state and private school backgrounds.  The figures show that 63 per cent of the University of Edinburgh’s students admitted between 2015/16 and 2019/20 attended a state school. This positions […]

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Vaccine walk-in clinic opens at Pollock Halls

A vaccine pop-up clinic has opened at the University of Edinburgh’s Pollock Halls accommodation, offering appointment-free covid vaccinations to students and the public. The clinic is open seven days a week from 12 noon to 7pm and does not require those receiving the vaccine to be registered with a GP. The opening of this vaccination […]

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A survival kit for Pollock when you DIDN’T go to a pretentious boarding school

Uppingham, Oakham, Oundel, Wellington, Radley…. the list goes on. Coming from northwest London, never did I realise that there were so many boarding schools out there! Entering the hallowed grounds of Pollock halls, I had no clue what I was getting myself into. “I only enjoy getting drunk off prosecco.” “I think somebody stole my […]

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The Student on Education Reform

Stop monetising our university experience Why do we go to university? What is it for? Realistically, nowadays, many go solely for that (supposedly) prospect-enhancing piece of paper, and to delay having to go directly into the real world. Don’t get me wrong, many students love their degree subjects, but an equal number are in it […]

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Pollock freshers fill shoeboxes with essentials for the homeless

As the winter draws in, the weather gets colder and wearing a trench coat becomes less of a statement and more of a necessity one can only imagine the hardships faced by those living rough. Winter is always tough for homeless people and is only made worse by the ongoing Covid-19 situation which this year […]

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Edinburgh students need more mental health support

On Sunday 1st November, Boris Johnson unveiled plans for a second national lockdown in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19. The new national lockdown, although not a surprise, feels like a considerable step back for England. It is reminiscent of the situation in March, with one major discrepancy: schools and universities are to […]

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The University of Edinburgh is no better than Durham when it comes to southern elitism

A report from a Durham University student has exposed a “toxic culture” of elitism against those from the north-east region of England, typically prevalent among more privileged students from the south of England. North-east students, despite being local to Durham University, had their accents described as “feral”, as well as being discriminated against for their […]