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In Conversation With the Winners of the 2023 Women in Innovation Awards

On Wednesday, 8 March, Innovate UK announced the winners of its annual ‘Women in Innovation’ award. Now in its sixth year, the initiative recognises outstanding contributions made by leading female…

‘Mansplaining’ – Joke or wider social issue?

‘No, I really don’t think you understand, no really you’re not getting it.’ ‘Well, actually, that’s not the correct approach’ ‘It’s alright if can’t comprehend this concept, most people can’t.’…

The hidden struggles of living with type 1 diabetes 

Globally, 1 in 7 people live with a disability, 80% of which are invisible, according to the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme. Type 1 diabetes is one such disability that over…

Solidarity for the Strikes in the STEM Department?

In the southern suburbs of Edinburgh, a 40 minute walk from main campus, the Kings buildings sit proudly, an oasis of scientific knowledge and objective truth that’s set far apart…

Do Strikes Affect English Departments More?

My typically lecture-jammed week has become a wasteland. All of my English Literature lectures and tutorials are cancelled in support of the UCU industrial action, which is demanding improved pensions,…

Liberation on a House of Cards: Reflection of a Trans Woman in Academia

CW: Transphobia It is well known that the sciences have a problem with inclusivity. Women are not particularly welcome in engineering and even social science departments remain a hotbed of…

A look at Engineering For Change

The most important part of ‘Engineering for Change’ is making the change happen whilst we’re still students. In some ways we can be limited by our theoretical classes and the…

In defence of English Literature and the arts

When I found myself sitting at a linguistics event on the initial offer holders day at the university I was to eventually attend, the lecturer started his course introduction by…