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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 […]

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Students Debate Support for UCU Strikes

Friday, 18 February marked the 5th day of a 10 day strike by the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) against the University of Edinburgh, bringing the perennial debate over student support for strike action back into vogue. Student support at Edinburgh for UCU strikes is often high, rarely dropping below 50%. However, some supporters of […]

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University of Edinburgh wins first round of University Challenge Quarter Finals

January 31 saw the University of Edinburgh succeed into the second round of University Challenge quarter finals after beating Trinity College, Cambridge with a lead of 135 points. The Edinburgh team’s first round of quarter finals was poised to be an exciting and closely fought affair against the Trinity team, who have so far defeated […]

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Will the University of Edinburgh go further than Teviot posters to tackle the issue of women’s safety?

Cw: Sexual assault, Sexual violence Nightclubs have reopened this week (24th Jan) in Scotland under the most recent relaxation of Scotland’s COVID restrictions. The issue of safety is once again brought to the forefront of many women’s’ lives. Nightclubs all seem to be saying that they are making a concerted effort to keep women safe. […]

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Students protest the university’s sexual violence redressal system

CW: Sexual Violence A protest took place today at 11am in Bristo square to show support for survivors of sexual assault at the University of Edinburgh, and to demand action from senior leadership on the university’s sexual violence redressal system. The protest was organised by Aarti Mukhedkar, whose petition to change the redressal system has […]