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Finding a sense of belonging at Edinburgh University

I’m at The Three Sisters, it’s the final Saturday of freshers and it’s busy. I find myself near the bar next to a tall guy in the rugby team tweed.…

“I got called ‘exotic’ for being from Liverpool”: Edinburgh’s Classism Problem

The University of Edinburgh has been declared the fourth most elitist university in the United Kingdom and has one of the largest privately educated student populations, with almost 40 per…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…