In conversation with the Edinburgh Collective

The Student recently sat down with Nathaniel Cartier and Fraser Macdonald, the co-founders of the Edinburgh Collective, a network of creatives living in the Edinburgh area. They are attempting to put up a mural at the Bruntsfield Links public restrooms.  Q: So, in your own words, what is the Edinburgh Collective? What are you trying […]


Sunak proposes swapping studio sessions for stacking shelves

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the world, we will continue to see multiple governments fail to control it, and Westminster is no exception. Earlier this month, Chancellor Rishi Sunak spoke to ITV, and produced the headline that he wanted people in the creative sector to retrain for different industries.  While he […]

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Why Fatima’s next job should NOT be in Cyber

The government have launched another barrage on the creative industry – Quelle surprise. In their latest display of crass misjudgement, one part of the new CyberFirst campaign features Fatima, a ballerina. It reads: ‘Fatima’s next job could be in cyber (she just doesn’t know it yet)’ accompanied with yet another hogwash slogan, ‘Rethink. Reskill. Reboot.’  […]


In defence of English Literature and the arts

When I found myself sitting at a linguistics event on the initial offer holders day at the university I was to eventually attend, the lecturer started his course introduction by saying “if you wish to surround yourself with people who are smarter than you, and challenge you every day, this is the place to do […]


The benefits of the arts on our mental wellbeing

Art has been a means of expression since the dawn of humankind. The oldest evidence of our species being creative dates to seventy-three thousand years ago. There seems to be a natural drive which makes us want to paint, knit, produce pottery or embroidery for decorative purposes – the creative impulse is fundamental to the […]