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‘St Andrews Survivors’: Instagram account reporting sexual violence gains media attention

Content warning: mentions of rape and sexual assault An anonymous Instagram account collecting stories of sexual assault at St Andrews University has gained the attention of the Scottish media, bringing the issue of consent and sexual harassment on campus to the forefront of discussion. “St Andrews Survivors” was set up at the beginning of July and […]

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EURFC and EULRFC strive for Murrayfield Scottish Varsity success

On Saturday evening, the oldest varsity in the world returns for another instalment. Edinburgh and St Andrews have been battling each other for bragging rights since the 1860s, fighting for the title of best university rugby club in Scotland. However, since the fixture’s resurrection in 2011, it is St Andrews who have proved the dominant […]

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St. Andrews make it four in succession with Varsity win

The grudge match, the big revenge, the game to end them all. It can only be the world’s oldest Varsity rugby game between Edinburgh and St. Andrews. The stands were full, the draughts were being drunk dry and the singing was getting worse but the crowd was ready to see if they would get another edge-of-your-seat […]

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Cruikshank relishing Murrayfield Varsity challenge

By her own admission, the 2015/16 season was perhaps the best yet for Edinburgh University’s Women’s first XV, but Head Coach Claire Cruikshank is desperate for more. The return of the Varsity game to Murrayfield for a second consecutive season will provide the perfect platform to launch another push for honours this campaign. A year […]

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Universities condemn invasive SNP higher education bill

A new Scottish Government education initiative is facing concerted pressure from universities and education groups. The Higher Education Governance Bill is proposing a number of changes which would significantly alter the independence with which governing bodies run universities. The bill, which has just finished consultation stage, is coming under heavy fire from members of the […]