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The Student on Education Reform

Stop monetising our university experience Why do we go to university? What is it for? Realistically, nowadays, many go solely for that (supposedly) prospect-enhancing piece of paper, and to delay having to go directly into the real world. Don’t get me wrong, many students love their degree subjects, but an equal number are in it […]

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The Student on ‘no detriment’ and why it matters

Quicker than you can say ‘click and collect’, the start to 2021 has demonstrated that the one thing the University of Edinburgh does indisputably well is to complicate the lives of its students. Granted, the administration does have enough common sense to toss a few policies of appeasement into the mix. As of 11 January, […]

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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 open letter regarding the COVID-19 pandemic addressed to the University of Edinburgh.  A few weeks before, she had posted in a postgraduate Facebook group about […]

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“Hybrid” learning: one week in, not meeting expectations

The inevitable move to online learning by the University of Edinburgh is undoubtably a necessary one after a rapidly changing coronavirus situation and fluctuating government guidance. The University of Edinburgh, ahead of the new academic year and after receiving government guidance, pledged to retain a level of normality via “hybrid teaching” for continuing students, guaranteeing […]

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UCU Strikes “could have been avoided” states Principal Professor Mathieson during Question Time

On Wednesday 20th November, a ‘Question Time’ session was held with Professor Peter Mathieson, the Principal of the University of Edinburgh and Professor Colm Harmon, the Vice-Principal Students. Students were given the opportunity to ask questions and raise awareness of certain issues, with discussions about the upcoming UCU strikes a focal point of the evening. […]

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Peter Mathieson answers questions on BME students, sustainability, and student satisfaction

Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Professor Peter Mathieson, attended a question time event run by the Edinburgh University Students’ Association. The event allowed students to submit questions beforehand that they wanted Mathieson to answer and also gave attending students the opportunity to ask questions on the night. The event opened with a […]

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Is the University of Edinburgh doing enough to support its third-years studying abroad?

It’s the start of another semester and for thousands of third year students leaving to study abroad, this signifies a departure from their normal life and the beginning of a great adventure. Although the vast majority will return with fond memories of a life-changing experience, moving overseas can be unsettling and scary, particularly at the […]