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Peter Mathieson receives knighthood

University of Edinburgh Principal and Vice-Chancellor Peter Mathieson received a knighthood for his service in higher education. The award was listed in King Charles III’s first New Year Honours list, published on 30 December. His knighthood was one of three awarded in Scotland, recognising his ongoing leadership of the University of Edinburgh, his earlier career […]

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What do Prince Harry and Freshers have in common? Oversharing

I’m sure by now you are all familiar with the term ‘frostbitten todger’, due to the inescapable literary work of our very own Duke of Sussex. Harry has been perpetually slammed by the media and various A-listers for the detailed personal information within his autobiography ‘Spare’. Many have described Harry’s stories as an act of […]

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How does ‘Sir’ Peter Mathieson sound?

When I think of knighthoods, I think of national treasures. Sir David Attenborough. Dame Maggie Smith. Not Peter Mathieson. Our valiant vice-chancellor has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list, and will thus receive a knighthood for “services to higher education”. Intriguing. I am unable to disagree with His Majesty. Mathieson has contributed to […]

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An Edinburgh night out – so much potential…

It’s Saturday night and pres are in full swing. You’re sitting – coats on – in your mate’s flat, the lingering smell of anticipation and damp in the air as you discuss the evening plans. As the group trudges through a list of potentials, a sense of naïve excitement washes over you. Leaving the house, […]

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The End of Nadhim Zahawi?

“Careless and not deliberate” is the slogan drifting between every news outlet worth reading. Nadhim Zahawi, chairman of the Conservative Party, is under fire for mishandling his tax affairs. After allegedly mismanaging shares of his company YouGov, Zahawi agreed to pay nearly five million pounds to HMRC as a settlement, including a 30% penalty. This […]

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In conversation with EUTV’s Chloe Asquith: executive producer and editor of student housing documentary

Edinburgh University Television (EUTV) recently released a three-part documentary series on the Edinburgh student housing crisis. Each of the three parts discusses a different theme – Student Stories, Responses from the University and the Council and Towards a Fairer Housing System.  To find out more I sat down with Chloe Asquith, the President of EUTV, […]

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93% Club launches petition to the University of Edinburgh on cost-of-living

The University of Manchester and Queen’s University Belfast are both issuing one-off cost of living payments to full-time students. The University of Manchester are giving students £170 and Queen’s University Belfast £150. The 93% Club Edinburgh have asked the University of Edinburgh to also make a cost-of-living payment, and have started a petition.  Andrew Wilson, President […]

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Staff Strikes – a rallying call to physical solidarity

Following a record approval of over 80 per cent on ballots concerning both pensions and working conditions, UCU members nationwide have commenced another round of historic strike action. As 4th year students we’ve lost countless weeks of university to strikes, and have a right to be frustrated, especially considering the astronomical amounts we fork out […]