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University of Edinburgh student charged with sexually assaulting a schoolgirl

A University of Edinburgh student, Benjamin Whittaker, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a schoolgirl in a holiday let in the city of Edinburgh.

The aftermath of the Women’s World Cup in a post ‘Me Too’ world

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EXCLUSIVE: Edinburgh University recommends “controversial” resource to survivors of sexual assault

CW: Sexual violence, transphobia The Student has learned that the University of Edinburgh has officially recommended Beira’s Place, a potentially misleading and harmful resource, to students who have experienced sexual…

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CW: Sexual assault 99.7 per cent of women in the UK have faced violence, whether it’s in the form of assault, harassment or rape. This is a statistic used in…

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Students protest the university’s sexual violence redressal system

CW: Sexual Violence A protest took place today at 11am in Bristo square to show support for survivors of sexual assault at the University of Edinburgh, and to demand action…

University of Edinburgh accused of failing to support survivors of sexual assault

CW: discussion of sexual assault Aarti Mukhedkar, a student at the University of Edinburgh, has spoken out after their sexual assault case was dismissed by the Student Disciplinary Committee (SDC),…