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The Tab: garbage reading for garbage people

ab is to The Student as The Sun is to ‘Gardeners Weekly: a daily roundup of manure, fertiliser and all things brown and squishy’…

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An interview with the creators of edventure

The Student speaks to Zara Zarman, Director and Co-founder of edventure, and Rainy Rosch, Head of Marketing.  Last year, edventure launched at the University of Edinburgh. Zara Zarman said that “edventure is the first pan-European university venture builder and accelerator, bringing together universities’ best talents to solve society’s most important challenges. Every academic term, we […]

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A plea for student journalism

This is a plea, from an outgoing Deputy EiC, to support student journalism. Now, more than perhaps any other time in recent years, the university needs to be held accountable. In the past year the university has failed to support student mental health, charged us full price for severely limited online learning, profited off student […]

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A letter from your Editor-in-Chief

Dear Editors, I can’t believe it’s already April and that I’ve been EiC for two months. It’s a surreal feeling to think that we’ve done so much in so little time. But honestly, when does it not feel like that at The Student. Editors come and go, EiCs are the same. I just hope that in […]

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Poem of the Week: ‘Having a Coke with You’

Frank O’Hara’s Having a Coke with You has always been a favourite of mine, but this 1960 love poem has taken on a new, bittersweet quality in 2021 as we move towards our year anniversary of life under a pandemic. Across the four stanzas, O’Hara has inadvertently curated a list of some of the experiences […]

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Bhanu Kapil wins 2021 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize

According to the T. S. Eliot Prize Chair Lavinia Greenlaw, ‘Poetry is the most resilient, potent, capacious and universal art we have’. Despite the fact that this year’s award ceremony is taking place digitally, I cannot help but agree. When burdened with the reality of a global pandemic, sometimes an artfully concise poem can soothe […]

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Poem of the Week: Wendy Cope’s ‘The Orange’

There is a certain beauty to the everyday. It is a beauty that we often forget; we focus on the extraordinary, as those events are more unique and exciting. In times like these where there is a lack of social and cultural events, it is the everyday which we can (and should) turn to in […]

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Poetry in Motion: The Legacy of Robert Burns

On Monday 25th January, Scotland celebrated Burns Night. Haggis was cooked, Buckfast was poured and the ephemeral words of Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns, were recited. Each year, on the anniversary of his birth, the self-evident national bard is commemorated over tatties and neeps, paired with the reading of his iconic works. Having been […]