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University fails disadvantaged students

This article was originally submitted on the 30th March Students from disadvantaged backgrounds have been left feeling frustrated and forgotten amidst the university’s pledge to lead on “Scotland’s commitment to widening participation.” This comes after the university released its 20/21 annual report, outlining its strategy to increase widening participation. A Widening Participation (WP) student can […]

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Students, Staff, and Strikes: What do people think?

This week, the university is facing industrial action for the third time this academic year over the same issues; pension cuts of 35%, unfair working conditions, and unequal pay.  As this comes towards the end of the semester with deadlines drawing close, both students and staff have expressed irritation. Fourth-year students in particular, currently working […]

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University of Edinburgh show support for students in Ukraine

After one week since the Russian government began its invasion of Ukraine, there have been significant and growing casualties of soldiers and civilians on both Ukrainian and Russian fronts.  The United Nations have reported that over 600 Ukrainian civilians have died as a result of Russian aggression in Ukraine. Russian troops have shelled military targets […]

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New UCU strike dates announced for March

Staff at the University of Edinburgh will strike again from Monday March 21 to Friday March 25, over pension cuts, working conditions and pay.   This new strike action comes after 10 days of strikes in February. The University and College Union (UCU) announced last Friday that universities will face more  strikes before Easter, with strikes at […]

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UCU and NUS hold joint rally outside Scottish Parliament

On Tuesday February 23, the University and College Union (UCU) and National Union of Students (NUS) hosted a joint rally outside the Scottish Parliament, which was attended by hundreds of university staff members on strike and interested student and community supporters. The rally comes during a 10 day strike action by UCU branches across the […]

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“The bottom line is we feel abused and exploited”: Interviews on the picket line

Members of the UCU Edinburgh trade union have now completed a 10 day strike action against the University of Edinburgh on issues of pay, working conditions, and pensions. The Student asked several striking staff members online and at a staff rally about the impacts the issues concerned in the strike have had on them, their […]

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University’s response to strikes leaves staff frustrated

The Joint Negotiating Committee of the principal pension scheme for universities in the UK – the USS – voted to cut university staff pensions by at least 35 per cent on February 22nd.  This comes amid ten days of industrial action by the University and College Union (UCU). Amongst issues of equal pay and fairer […]

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Students Alerted over LinkedIn Phishing Scam

The University of Edinburgh has warned all University email account users of an attempted phishing attack made through the University’s email service. According to an emailed statement to all staff and students by the University’s Chief Information Security Officer, Alistair Fenmore on February 6, the phishing emails in question masqueraded as emails from LinkedIn. No […]