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University fails disadvantaged students

This article was originally submitted on the 30th March Students from disadvantaged backgrounds have been left feeling frustrated and forgotten amidst the university’s pledge to lead on “Scotland’s commitment to widening participation.” This comes after the university released its 20/21 annual report, outlining its strategy to increase widening participation. A Widening Participation (WP) student can […]

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The Student in conversation with Edinburgh’s 93% Club

Earlier this year, the Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) released a report on admissions statistics to UK universities, including data on the proportion of entrants from state and private school backgrounds.  The figures show that 63 per cent of the University of Edinburgh’s students admitted between 2015/16 and 2019/20 attended a state school. This positions […]

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Careers Conversation: a student’s experience in the LEAPS programme

Last summer I carried out a week placement with LEAPS (Lothian Equal Access Programme for Schools) as a student mentor for their High Flyers Program. The program provides around 40 local S4 students the chance to stay in university halls to gain insight into the life of a university student. My role was being in […]