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Edinburgh University receives ‘Red’ free speech ranking

The online magazine Spiked! has given the University of Edinburgh, and 47 other universities, a ‘Red’ rating in their first ever “Free Speech University Rankings”. The university’s Dignity and Respect Policy, and EUSA’s campaigns to end rape culture and lad banter, are two of the reasons cited by Spiked! writer Tom Slater as reasons for […]

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Student-Led Individually Created Courses (SLICCs) to launch this summer

The University of Edinburgh has announced the launch of a free pilot programme of student-led, credit-bearing courses due to begin this summer. The Student-Led Individually Created Courses (SLICCs) will offer undergraduate students the opportunity to earn ten extra academic credits for involvement in a personal development or research project of their choosing, and is intended […]

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New research points to persisting gender inequalities in UK academia

Female staff members of universities remain vastly underrepresented in top academic roles, command fewer permanent contracts than their male counterparts, and face an enduring pay gap, according to a report by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), a charity devoted to equality and diversity in higher education. The findings denote a broader trend of female academics […]

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Students should support the boycott

The subject of marking boycotts is a difficult one to broach without annoying an already stressed and over-worked majority of students. Those opposed to the current boycott may be asking themselves why their education should be affected when they already pay such high tuition fees. However, these frustrations are precisely the reason why we, as […]

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A sudden, deafening silence

The University of Edinburgh is currently reviewing its “historic relationship” with the Speculative Society, and has been doing so since March. In March, The Student revealed that: the Society paid no rates or rent to the University for use of its halls and had not contributed to the upcoming £35 million Old College redevelopment project, […]