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EUSA calls for tuition fee refunds

On the 3rd August 2021, a Tuition Fee Refund Report was sent to the University of Edinburgh Senior Leadership Team by the Edinburgh University Students’ Association. This follows a Student Council motion that took place in February. The report outlines the impact that the pandemic has had on students’ university experience over the course of […]

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Scottish independence would lead to “uncertainty for students”, claim opposition

Scottish independence would would bring academic and career uncertainty for students in Scotland according to both main opposition parties, in answer to claims by the Scottish National Party’s Westminster leader, Ian Blackford MP, in his exclusive interview with The Student.  The Leader of the Scottish Conservative party, Douglas Ross, the MP for Moray and Labour’s Shadow […]

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The Student meets Tom Ely-Corbett

Tom Ely-Corbett, a second-year Biological Sciences student running to be the next Edinburgh University Students’ Association President, spoke to The Student via email about his campaign and key policies.  Commenting on the 95 per cent increase in candidates for Sabbatical Officer positions from last year, he stated “I believe the reason for the surge in interest in […]

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Interview with SNP MP Ian Blackford

Scottish independence would put right a great harm done to students in the country by Brexit, the Scottish National Party’s leader in Westminster, Ian Blackford MP has told The Student in an exclusive interview. “I really feel quite passionately that what we’ve done to your generation is just so wrong,” says Mr Blackford. “By not […]

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“…we do completely recognise that you feel that you have been disappointed by the university experience”: a Q&A with Peter Mathieson

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Mathieson participated in a Q&A event on Wednesday afternoon to answer questions from the student body about the rest of the semester and the next academic year.  Mathieson, along with other senior managers, responded to the most popular themes that had arisen from over 130 questions submitted by students prior […]

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Students in Northern Ireland to receive £500 ‘disruption payment’

In an announcement by the Economy Minister for Northern Ireland, Diane Dodds, students were informed that they would receive a £500 “Covid Disruption Payment” to recognise the difficulties faced by students as a result of the pandemic. Students enrolled in institutions across the rest of the UK have, as of yet, not been offered an […]

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The Student on devolution: Johnson gets it wrong again

In a virtual conversation with Conservative MPs last week Boris Johnson, the prime minister, outlined how he thought devolution had been a “disaster” in Scotland, suggesting it was “Tony Blair’s biggest mistake”. Obviously, Johnson’s comments have proved incredibly inflammatory with Nicola Sturgeon tweeting in response: “Worth bookmarking these PM comments for the next time Tories […]

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Head of English Literature explains teaching choices

The head of the English Literature Department at the University of Edinburgh, Alex Thomson, spoke to The Student about why face-to-face teaching has been drastically reduced in the School of Literature, Languages and Cultures and more broadly across the university. He explained that back in May 2020, a ‘working group’ was set up to advise […]