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In conversation with activists at the forefront of the Gordon Aikman takeover

In the week of March 21st, activists from three student groups, Youth in Resistance (YinR), Justice for Palestine Society (JPS) and Student-Staff Solidarity Network (SSSN) ‘reclaimed’ the Gordon Aikman lecture theatre by taking and holding the building for a week whilst opening the space to other students for activities and events. On Thursday, I sat […]

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Student’s strike frustration

This article was originally submitted on the 29th March As students, it is no rare occurrence to find ourselves wishing for a break. There are times when I want to abandon my studies, rent, cooking and general responsibilities in favour of a luxurious trip home – how tempting it is to hop on a train […]

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Debates Union hosts discussion panel on lecturer strikes

This article was originally submitted on the 14th March On Wednesday the 9th of February, Edinburgh University Debates Union hosted a discussion panel on the upcoming lecturer strikes. The discussion was designed to give students a better understanding of some of the issues that lecturers are currently facing within the University of Edinburgh, as well […]

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Students, Staff, and Strikes: What do people think?

This week, the university is facing industrial action for the third time this academic year over the same issues; pension cuts of 35%, unfair working conditions, and unequal pay.  As this comes towards the end of the semester with deadlines drawing close, both students and staff have expressed irritation. Fourth-year students in particular, currently working […]

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New UCU strike dates announced for March

Staff at the University of Edinburgh will strike again from Monday March 21 to Friday March 25, over pension cuts, working conditions and pay.   This new strike action comes after 10 days of strikes in February. The University and College Union (UCU) announced last Friday that universities will face more  strikes before Easter, with strikes at […]

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“The bottom line is we feel abused and exploited”: Interviews on the picket line

Members of the UCU Edinburgh trade union have now completed a 10 day strike action against the University of Edinburgh on issues of pay, working conditions, and pensions. The Student asked several striking staff members online and at a staff rally about the impacts the issues concerned in the strike have had on them, their […]

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Strikers, Assemble!

That’s right, it’s back! After a long-anticipated wait, it’s time for the Edinburgh Uni Strikes Round 2! After extensive deliberations, no decision has yet been made, so there will be more strikes in February. Whilst approaching the famously stress-free period of mid-term assessments, these strikes are a welcome interruption from all the late-night study sessions […]

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Further UCU strike dates announced for February

University staff are to strike for up to 10 days in February over pensions, pay and working conditions the University and College Union (UCU) have announced.  Having already participated in strike action last semester, University of Edinburgh staff will strike again this semester in what the UCU has deemed “a fight for the future of […]