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Vaccine passports approved for use in Scotland

The Scottish parliament has voted to introduce a requirement for people to show evidence of double vaccination when entering crowded venues, including nightclubs.    The law will come into force from 1 October, however the requirement to show a QR code or paper document proving double vaccination will only apply to those over the age of […]

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The societies that welcomed me

Will I make friends? Will I find where I fit in? Will I be lonely? These are all questions that run through Freshers’ minds in the months leading up to university. For most, moving away from home isn’t easy. Starting over in a new city, you leave everything and everyone you know behind; for international […]

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Welcome Week: A way to kick start a year of Liberation

The Edinburgh University Student Association launches its annual Welcome Week on the 9th of September as a way to embrace new students of all backgrounds. Once again, the campus will be filled with societies and events, a key component to ‘welcome’ those who are feeling vulnerable and overwhelmed by a new place and people. * […]

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The new year means new opportunities for Edinburgh students

This week nearly 7000 new students will arrive in Edinburgh to begin their degree at one of Britain’s oldest universities. In doing so, they will be following in the footsteps of thousands of others who have gone before them, including Charles Darwin, J.M. Barrie and three former Prime Ministers. Among the notable alumni who have […]

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Start of term interview with university Rector, Ann Henderson

Ann Henderson was elected Rector of the University of Edinburgh at the end of February, having graduated from here back in 1978. We got a chance to sit down with the former editor of The Student to discuss her ambitions as Rector, current issues at the university and her plans for the future. Why did […]

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The Student’s go-to guide to Edinburgh University’s ‘Welcome Week’

After sorting your accommodation and making the all-important Ikea trip, ‘Welcome Week’ is likely to be the first thing on every new students’ mind. At The University of Edinburgh there are hundreds of activities going on every day, and although planning and choosing events for your first week is exciting, it can also be daunting. […]

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How to cut costs during ‘Welcome Week’

Welcome week can be brutal on your bank account, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the spending opportunities thrown at you. Here are a few quick tips on how to save your money during Freshers: Get a Freshers’ Week Wristband: ‘Welcome Week’ is teeming with events and nights out, which though amazing fun, […]

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A ‘Welcome Week’ survival guide

Don’t overthink it: ‘Welcome Week’ is full of new faces, new places and new things. It’s easy to mistake this erratic shuffle for the first weeks of term, by which time some social groups have fallen into place and feel more set in stone, but the truth is university life is much more relaxed. You […]