Vice President Community on student housing and sustainability

Edinburgh’s student housing and sustainability are just some of the issues currently being addressed by Edinburgh University Student Association’s newly-elected Vice President Community, Rosheen Wallace. Speaking in an interview with The Student, Rosheen, a recent graduate of French and Linguistics, spoke of her focus on students as ‘citizens in Edinburgh’. Heavily-reported issues of shortages of […]

Environment Science

Purple bacteria may be the key to sustainable waste management

When we speak about waste management, we mainly mean recycling waste such as paper or plastic and glass. In fact, many other things can be recycled, including wastewater. Current treatment is mainly about processing wastewater with the purpose of returning it into the environment and disposing of produced sewage sludge. The latter becomes biosolids and is […]

Lifestyle Reviews

The Student visits Eco Larder: Edinburgh’s first zero-waste shop

On November 20, Edinburgh saw the opening of its first zero-waste supermarket. Hidden away in Haymarket (200 Morrison Street to be precise) is The Eco Larder. This gem of a shop is the brainchild of Stephanie & Matt Foulds (who are also the founders of Sunshine Yoga in Gorgie). They expressed that just a few […]

Lifestyle What's On

The Student visit the 2017 Edinburgh Coffee Festival

On 14 October 2017, Edinburgh Coffee Festival returned for the third year; this time expanding to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange as opposed to last year’s Summerhall. The festival was founded by Martin Dare in 2015, and has since gone from strength to strength. Originally starting with 25 suppliers in its first year of running, it […]