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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…

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…

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…

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…

The Student on how the university gets it wrong

Admittedly, shitting on the university’s administration and the way in which it handles most of the challenges thrown its way is a popular student media pastime. This is in part…

Students protest university pandemic response in Bristo Square

On the 24th October, a group of students gathered in Bristo Square to protest against the lack of support they have received from the University during the Covid-19 pandemic. The…

Open letter to University faculty signed by thousands

An open letter, written by a working group of undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Edinburgh, has been signed by over 1,300 students in under 24 hours. The…

COVID-19 meets university: a host of misconceptions and false promises

Over a week ago, students were hit with yet another wave of COVID-related restrictions, with universities across Scotland placing students under what was essentially house arrest for a period of…