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Why you should go on international exchange, regardless of economic background

Travel is good for the mind, body, and soul. And thanks to the government’s Turing Scheme, it no longer has to be a luxury reserved for the wealthiest. I am…

How to really afford student travel

As students living in Edinburgh, we are spoiled. We live in a historical capital city. People travelthousands of miles and endure sleepless red eyes just to walk around the cobble…

University of Edinburgh cuts funding for non-mandatory year-abroad exchanges

From the 2023/2024 academic year, University of Edinburgh students undertaking a non-compulsory year abroad exchange will no longer receive financial support from the university. In May of 2023, the University…

Tory Plans for HS2: Guaran-tree-d to Harm our Woodlands

Described by the naturalist Chris Packham as an “enormous act of ecological vandalism,” HS2 is £50 billion over budget and already delayed (Phase 1 was due to be completed in…

The Short Rant: Travel is a nightmare

Increased flight security and awareness of the impact of plane travel have sparked a renaissance towards ideas of travelling by train, but has the UK entirely failed in making rail…

Omicron variant sweeps Scotland

As of Wednesday 1 December, there are now ten reported omicron cases in Scotland, a rise of one from five in Lancashire and four in the NHS Greater Glasgow and…

Edinburgh to get miles of new bike lanes

52 miles of new bike lanes are due to be added to Edinburgh over the next five years, adding to the already existing 131 miles of paths and 22 miles…

Is the van life for me?

For a long time, there has been a social blueprint ingrained in us that dictates how we should function as a member of society. The idea of getting a corporate…