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Students are taking their universities to court: here’s what it could mean for you

It’s an experience that most students who were at university in 2020-22 would prefer to forget. Closed campuses, online lectures, and imprisonment in halls of residence. No sooner had the…

“The system is broken – let’s be honest about that”:  Ian Murray MP on the cost-of-living crisis, Edinburgh’s housing market and university strikes

With thanks to Olivia Latimer for her help in the researching of this article. Since 2010, Ian Murray has served as the Labour MP for Edinburgh South, the constituency which…

Migrant students in Scotland granted equal right to free tuition

Following a groundbreaking court case, migrant students in Scotland are to be granted equal rights to free university tuition. The case was that of Ola Jasim, a 20 year old…

Financial Politics at University

“I’m broke“. A phrase that is thrown around our university campus, often accompanied with a smile, a laugh, or grimace… But does ‘broke’ really mean the same to everyone? For…

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…

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,…

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…

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…