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“Absolutely no budge” on no detriment policy from Russell Group, says VP Welfare

As her term in office nears its end, Vice President Welfare of Edinburgh University Students’ Association Niamh McCrossan said the University of Edinburgh is unlikely to U-turn and implement a ‘no detriment’ policy.  In an exclusive interview with The Student, she said: “This is something that we have pushed hard on, we are continuing to push hard on, […]

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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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‘More to be done’ – University’s gender pay gap is above average

An investigation conducted by The Student has revealed that the gender pay gap at the University of Edinburgh was last reported to be 16.67 per cent, nearly one per cent higher than the Office for National Statistics average for the higher education sector. The Equality and Human Rights Commission defines a significant gender pay gap […]

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Editorial: Russell Group student newspapers for no-detriment policy

As the editors of Russell Group student newspapers, we are writing collectively to request a reversal of the Russell Group’s statement, 7 January 2020, ‘on ensuring fair assessment and protecting the integrity of degrees.’ As editors, not only are we students or recent students ourselves but we are also in constant contact with the students […]

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Russell Group and University of Edinburgh reject calls for new no detriment policy

Following calls by students to reinstate the no detriment policy of March 2020, the University of Edinburgh has chosen to support the Russell Group’s statement that such policies are neither “…necessary or appropriate this year”. After a semester of continued disruption to studies due to the Covid-19 pandemic, students across the UK have urged universities […]

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University of Edinburgh rejects calls for a ‘no detriment’ policy

In an email sent today, the Vice Principal Colm Harmon told students that the university would not be implementing a ‘no detriment’ policy in the light of recent new lockdowns.  When the first lockdown was initially announced in March 2020, the university adopted a ‘no detriment’ policy that provided students a safety net amidst the […]