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University of Edinburgh launches ‘Report and Support’ system to address sexual violence

The University of Edinburgh has launched a new “Report and Support” system, described as ‘a platform for reporting distressing situations related to sexual violence, harassment, domestic abuse, stalking and more.’ The system allows students to report such issues anonymously or named, and ensures that they can choose “what gender of staff will contact [them],” in […]

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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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University of Edinburgh apologises for not doing more to support student’s mental health after report released

Trigger warning: discussions of suicide Within the past week an internal investigation has found that the University of Edinburgh could have done more to prevent the death of student Romily Ulvestad.  Romily, known as Romy to her friends and family, was a Classics student who died by suicide in April 2020, just four days after her […]

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“…we do completely recognise that you feel that you have been disappointed by the university experience”: a Q&A with Peter Mathieson

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Mathieson participated in a Q&A event on Wednesday afternoon to answer questions from the student body about the rest of the semester and the next academic year.  Mathieson, along with other senior managers, responded to the most popular themes that had arisen from over 130 questions submitted by students prior […]

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ESL students should be well-respected at university

Language is a complex phenomenon. Many of us students, despite our academic abilities and successful entries into a prestigious university, have yet to educate ourselves on how to communicate productively and identify the common semantic errors we make in our first language. So having said that, how should we appreciate the university students who go […]

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Navigating adulthood is made harder than necessary

Enthusiasm going into university can often blind us from all the mundane adult work that it actually entails; paying your bills, managing your finances and dealing with letting agencies, to name a few. These non-academic responsibilities can be much more extensive than imagined and quite foreign to those of us who are navigating adult life […]