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“We are the university”: an interview with students occupying the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre

Students and staff have had a constant presence at the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre (formerly George Square Lecture Theatre) since last Tuesday, sleeping, eating and fostering a sense of community…

Principal’s update on USS pension dispute and industrial action

Peter Mathieson, Principal of the University, sent out an email to all students on March 23 with an update on the USS pension dispute. The email read: “I am very…

BREAKING: Student occupation to continue

The Occupation of George Square Lecture on the university’s central campus will continue despite the end of the UCU strikes, it was announced today. The Occupation has been renamed the…

Mathieson’s pay is a sign of wider systemic problems

The early months of 2018 will be memorable at the University of Edinburgh for two reasons: the appointment of Principal Peter Mathieson and the staff strikes for pension security. The…

Are students’ barks worse than their bites?

It has been impossible to miss the strikes that are happening across 62 universities, whether you are attending rallies, seeing solidarity Facebook profile pictures frames, or standing with the lecturers…

The Student speaks to striking lecturer Dr. Ingela Naumann

News writer Robyn Bower-Morris spoke with senior social policy lecturer Ingela Naumann about the upcoming Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) strikes, changes to pension schemes and the affects of industrial…

There’s more to the academy than undergraduates – show your support for striking staff members

The university is going on strike. Employees of The University of Edinburgh, following a vote by the University and College Union (UCU), have backed 14 days of action in protest…