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Survey on housing launched to students

Slurp: Students for Action on Homelessness has launched a survey to students. The survey aims to collect information regarding student housing insecurity in order to better understand the extent of…

NO VACANCY: The Student finds that none of Edinburgh’s over 7,000 rooms in private halls are free

Research by The Student has found that as of Saturday afternoon, none of the more than 7,000 rooms in Edinburgh’s private student halls buildings were available. The next date for…

VP Community Beth Simpson on tackling the housing crisis in Edinburgh

When Beth Simpson ran to be the Students’ Association Vice President Community last year, her main interests lied in sustainability and in empowering students to create positive change. However, as…

“The mould turned out to be toxic.” Horror stories from EUSA’s ‘Let’s Talk: Housing Crisis’

The standard and availability of student housing in Edinburgh is worsening, an issue central to concerns of the Edinburgh University Students’ Association and the student community at wide. On Thursday…

Students in Northern Ireland to receive £500 ‘disruption payment’

In an announcement by the Economy Minister for Northern Ireland, Diane Dodds, students were informed that they would receive a £500 “Covid Disruption Payment” to recognise the difficulties faced by…

University of Edinburgh students join UK-wide accommodation rent strikes

The student-led group Rent Justice Edinburgh began a rent strike across university accommodation on 1 January 2021, with the intention of continuing until the university meets their demand of a…

Open letter to the University: an interview

“Dissatisfied.” “Tired.” “Need Consistency.” These are all comments written on a University of Edinburgh Student Experience padlet wall created by Camilla, an MSc student. She arranged and co-wrote a recent…

Sure, Mr Hancock, the cavalry is coming, but it’s not a COVID vaccine.

“If you’re not a liberal at 25, you have no heart, and if you’re not a conservative by 35, you have no brain”, is something Churchill obviously never said. Regardless…