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Growing calls for the university to make in-person teaching more accessible

Whilst the long-awaited rise in delivery of in-person teaching this semester has been met with great relief and satisfaction by many, its tangible impacts in the wake of rising Omicron cases and the subsequent requirement for self-isolation, have undoubtedly caused a plethora of practical difficulties for others.  Evidently, in-person teaching was high on the university’s […]

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First Semester in Review

As university life has returned to a semblance of normality following a period of sustained disruption and change, The Student has been speaking to undergraduates as they reflect on this semester. Uncertainty about a new mix of in-person and online teaching was commonplace among students at the start of the academic year. Timetabling decisions saw […]

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University staff to strike for 3 days this semester

Following the meeting of representatives from University and College Union (UCU) branches across the UK last Friday 12 November, the UCU announced their strike dates.  The strikes are set to be held from Wednesday 1 December to Friday 3 December, lasting a total of three days, meaning that students will face disruption to their teaching […]

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An interview with EUSA President, Ellen MacRae

Ellen MacRae discusses her second year as the Students’ Association’s President, plans for the upcoming term, and what students can expect upon their return to campus. As President, MacRae chairs the Students’ Association’s governing and managerial bodies and leads the overall representation of the student body to the University. Her role allows her to be […]

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Strike action on cards as union ballots university staff

The University and College Union (UCU), the trade union that represents much of the UK’s higher education academic and support staff, has today confirmed that they will ballot members about possible strike action. Ballots – more commonly known as votes – will open at universities, including the University of Edinburgh, on Monday 18 October and […]

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VP Colm Harmon in conversation: next year on campus

As current students begin to return to campus and new first-year students move into halls of residence this week, The Student sat down with Professor Colm Harmon, Vice Principal Students at the University of Edinburgh, to find out what the student experience will look like this year.  Teaching  Whilst Professor Harmon is keen to emphasise […]

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Lecture recordings: the bridge to accessible learning

Students with disabilities can require lecture recordings for several reasons, boiling down to two main features. Either, they need recordings to re-listen/watch lectures because of a learning difficulty or similar, or their disability means that they cannot attend lectures altogether or their absence rate is higher because of that disability. This forces those with disabilities […]

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Musings on the lecture strikes: who gets the short straw?

As students ready themselves for the upcoming UCU lecture strikes on 25 November, it is very easy to believe that we are receiving the short straw in all of this. A large percentage of students here pay a significant amount for their tuition fees, while an even larger number pay a budget blowing price just […]