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University of Edinburgh ranks 61st of 80 in controversial mental health league table

The University of Edinburgh has been ranked 61st in a league table that compares UK universities’ mental health services. The table has been compiled by the mental health charity HUMEN and reflects the opinion of over 7200 students across the nation. However, Student Minds, a UK charity which aims to improve the mental health of […]

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Scots suffering from eating disorders need more support

TW: eating disorders According to Dr Stephen Anderson, Chairman of the Eating Disorders Faculty of Psychiatrists in Scotland, “eating disorders are the deadliest and most lethal of mental health conditions.” Current services for treatment and support in Scotland are unequal across the country and are underfunded.  Maddy Wallace, a student reading Medicine at The University […]

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In conversation with EUTV’s Kate Woraker Cerys Maidment: producer and interviewer in the student mental health documentary

Alexa: What was the inspiration behind this project?Cerys: I have always wanted to do a documentary with EUTV, particularly as President. I know the mental health services at Edinburgh have been a really contentious issue and one that has really engaged students. The system isn’t perfect, it has a lot of flaws, flaws which ensure […]

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Voices

Conscious Edinburgh: In conversation with Voices

Conscious Edinburgh is a student-led mental health charity at the University of Edinburgh. Their main focus to provide students with a safe-space on campus to support their mental health. The Student spoke to Co-Presidents Aiyana Tandon and Iain Choyce, and Secretary David Bourne about how lockdown is impacting student mental health and ways we can […]

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“The services failed me”: investigation discovers university giving cold shoulder to vulnerable students

CW: suicide, racial violence “The funding and structure of the services failed me.” These are the words of ‘Hannah’, a current second-year student, who, in winter 2019, contacted university support services for help after her mental health significantly deteriorated. She was experiencing severe suicidal ideation as a culmination of previous complex mental health issues, the […]

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Editorial: Russell Group student newspapers for no-detriment policy

As the editors of Russell Group student newspapers, we are writing collectively to request a reversal of the Russell Group’s statement, 7 January 2020, ‘on ensuring fair assessment and protecting the integrity of degrees.’ As editors, not only are we students or recent students ourselves but we are also in constant contact with the students […]