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Marking and assessment boycott cancelled by UCU

Earlier this month, the University and College Union (UCU) announced plans for another round of strike action to start on Monday 23rd May over pay and working conditions. In an unprecedented move, this was to include a marking and assessment boycott, potentially affecting many students including those wishing to graduate in the coming months. However, […]

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Review: All My Sons

First written all the way back in 1946, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons is a staple in the theatre community, and after multiple revivals on Broadway and around the world, as well as two movie adaptations, it presents a unique challenge to contemporary performers to justify their own unique spin on such well-worn pages. Bedlam’s current roster […]

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University of Edinburgh Rector accused of spreading disinformation on the Rwandan genocide

Debora Kayembe, Rector of the University of Edinburgh, has been accused of spreading false information on the Rwandan genocide. Kayembe said in a tweet that the genocide in Rwanda was “orchestrated by Kagame.”  Kagame is the current President of Rwanda and has been since 2000. Prior to that Kagame was the commander of the Rwandan […]

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University proposes to cancel the KB shuttle bus

The University of Edinburgh does not want to renew the King’s Buildings shuttle bus for the 2022/2023 academic year, according to a statement to The Student by the current Sabbatical Officer team. In their statement, the sabbatical officers said that in a regular meeting with the University’s transport team, the team had “brought a proposal…that […]

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Student’s strike frustration

This article was originally submitted on the 29th March As students, it is no rare occurrence to find ourselves wishing for a break. There are times when I want to abandon my studies, rent, cooking and general responsibilities in favour of a luxurious trip home – how tempting it is to hop on a train […]

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How to cope with failure: unpacking success at University

It seems sometimes that the fear of failure inflicts more distress than failure itself. Out of the many emotions students may feel on a daily or weekly basis, there seems no bigger dread than failure. We reside within a culture that seems to have an invisible cloak of shame when it comes to things not […]

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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 on February 22nd.  This comes amid ten days of industrial action by the University and College Union (UCU). Amongst issues of equal pay and fairer […]

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How can Universities endorse both gender equality and Pro-Life societies?

CW: Sexual Assault, Abortion, Violence I was shocked to read that only six Russell Group Universities do not have a pro-life society. It struck me as a hypocritical move that leading universities across the UK claim to be committed to ensuring gender equality in higher education, and yet are endorsing societies which actively challenge the […]