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University cancels all undergraduate in-person teaching until September

On Thursday afternoon, Vice-Principal for Students Professor Colm Harmon emailed students with the news that both teaching and assessments for undergraduate students at the University of Edinburgh will continue in digital form for the remainder of this semester.  There are exceptions, such as for students who have already resumed some on-campus elements since the break.  […]

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Experts warn against lateral flow tests

Lateral flow testing has been offered to all returning students despite data that shows it misses more than 50% of Covid-19 cases.  A study conducted in Liverpool and published on the 15th December 2020 by the British Medical Journal, found that the lateral flow tests missed 23 of the 45 participants who later tested positive […]

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“Confused” and “anxious” students criticise “lack of support” as Sturgeon announces online learning until end of February

Following announcements on Monday that both Scotland and England would enter March-style lockdowns, the UK government in Westminster was quick to outline that English universities would revert to online teaching until mid-February.  Yet in her statement on Monday, Nicola Sturgeon failed to outline what the new lockdown in Scotland meant for Scottish universities.  She instead […]