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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 she says, the issue of housing quickly came to the forefront and stayed dominant for the whole of her term, which is now coming to […]

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LGBT+ Lifestyle

No place like home? The hidden LGBTQ+ housing struggle

Finding a place to live in Edinburgh is hard. Acquiring a safe and secure living space is akin to running a race in a housing market so competitive and brutal. The difficulty of this is, however, increased for those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. This claim might raise an eyebrow or two: surely […]

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Keeping your student home warm in the winter months

Whether it be first year in accomodation or a flat that you rent in the following years, during the cold Edinburgh winter, houses can get a little chilly. To protect yourself against the flu, snivels, and any other potential colds, not to mention the general drudgery of feeling darn right miserable come these foreboding months, it […]

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Sport

The Student’s guide to Edinburgh’s sportiest neighbourhoods

While Edinburgh’s professional sports venues are well-known, from the formidable fortress of Scottish rugby that is BT Murrayfield to Hibs’ central Easter Road home, it is less easy for students to know where is best to live in Edinburgh to feed into this sporting community. Luckily for those starting to sweat on the best location […]

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Rent rates in Edinburgh: have we reached a crisis point?

Think of your average university student: you can call her Lily. Think of what her day-to-day life might look like: she will attend classes, meet up with friends, procrastinate on impending essays, and, at the end of the day, return to her flat or university halls. Now think of her attending a university like UCL. […]

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Potterrow student housing plans spark local outcry

New plans for student accommodation facilities in the city centre have sparked a fresh area of contention between students and permanent residents. The £2.9 million sale of land for a new student development in the Potterrow complex has been met with strong opposition by residents and community groups. The site, which property developer Macdonald Estates […]