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An Unpromising Start to the New Academic Year?

At the beginning of a new academic year, there is usually a widespread sense of optimism on campus. Freshers arrive hopeful to make new friends, while returning students are eager…

Strikes confirmed: UCU Edinburgh votes ‘yes’ to continuing strikes

On Wednesday 20th September, UCU Edinburgh announced that the Edinburgh branch will take part in strike dates scheduled for next week. On X, formerly known as Twitter, UCU Edinburgh announced…

Next two weeks of strike action called off – here’s what you need to know

The University and College Union (UCU) has announced that the next two weeks of strike action against higher education institutions in the UK have been called off. Therefore, planned strikes…

Live Updates: UCU Strike Action

This feed is live and being updated with all breaking news and information regarding the ongoing UCU strike action. Monday February 13, 11:53am Today, UCU are in negotiations with UCEA…

In conversation with activists at the forefront of the Gordon Aikman takeover

In the week of March 21st, activists from three student groups, Youth in Resistance (YinR), Justice for Palestine Society (JPS) and Student-Staff Solidarity Network (SSSN) ‘reclaimed’ the Gordon Aikman lecture…

Gordon Aikman Reclaimed: Was it worth it? 

This article was originally submitted on the 26th March The Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre was occupied by students from the Staff-Student Solidarity Network Edinburgh, Youth In Resistance Edinburgh, and the…

New UCU strike dates announced for March

Staff at the University of Edinburgh will strike again from Monday March 21 to Friday March 25, over pension cuts, working conditions and pay. This new strike action comes after…

University’s response to strikes leaves staff frustrated

The Joint Negotiating Committee of the principal pension scheme for universities in the UK – the USS – voted to cut university staff pensions by at least 35 per cent…