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University of Edinburgh Rector accused of spreading disinformation on the Rwandan genocide

Debora Kayembe, Rector of the University of Edinburgh, has been accused of spreading false information on the Rwandan genocide. Kayembe said in a tweet that the genocide in Rwanda was “orchestrated by Kagame.”  Kagame is the current President of Rwanda and has been since 2000. Prior to that Kagame was the commander of the Rwandan […]

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University’s response to strikes leaves staff frustrated

The Joint Negotiating Committee of the principal pension scheme for universities in the UK – the USS – voted to cut university staff pensions by at least 35 per cent on February 22nd.  This comes amid ten days of industrial action by the University and College Union (UCU). Amongst issues of equal pay and fairer […]

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UCU Strikes “could have been avoided” states Principal Professor Mathieson during Question Time

On Wednesday 20th November, a ‘Question Time’ session was held with Professor Peter Mathieson, the Principal of the University of Edinburgh and Professor Colm Harmon, the Vice-Principal Students. Students were given the opportunity to ask questions and raise awareness of certain issues, with discussions about the upcoming UCU strikes a focal point of the evening. […]

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Peter Mathieson answers questions on BME students, sustainability, and student satisfaction

Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Professor Peter Mathieson, attended a question time event run by the Edinburgh University Students’ Association. The event allowed students to submit questions beforehand that they wanted Mathieson to answer and also gave attending students the opportunity to ask questions on the night. The event opened with a […]

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Exclusive: Peter Mathieson’s first face-to-face interview as University of Edinburgh Principal

The Student talks to the University of Edinburgh’s new Principal Peter Mathieson, former Vice-Chancellor and President of Hong Kong University, in his first face-to-face interview since taking post.  Mathieson laid out his ambitions and plans for his tenure while discussing his £342,000 a year salary, freedom of speech and the university’s poor student satisfaction. Why […]