The University of Edinburgh is ‘hostile’ towards free speech on campus, according to a recent report by Spiked Online. The report has cast doubt over the notion that a University campus is a location which allows students and staff to engage in free speech. The report suggests very few Universities in the United Kingdom actually actively promote freedom of speech on campus. Some, they suggest, … Continue reading University of Edinburgh Branded ‘Hostile’ towards Free Speech on Campus
The University and College Union (UCU) strike at the University of Edinburgh is currently ongoing, with countless lectures and seminars being cancelled as staff hit the picket lines. The staff are striking in response to planned pension changes by Universities UK. Fourteen days of strike action are being planned, with many calling for talks to resume between the two parties in an attempt to call … Continue reading Images from the UCU Staff Strike at the University of Edinburgh
Many Scottish Universities will be striking throughout February and March, following an ongoing row regarding pensions. The University of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, St. Andrews, Stirling and Strathclyde are all among those to strike. Five of these seven will begin striking on February 22. The news of the strike has led to concern for students, who will be affected by the ramifications of a … Continue reading Details on Strikes at Scottish Universities
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first appearance together on Scottish soil today as they ventured around Edinburgh. Huge crowds turned out for the Royal Visit, with the duo engaging in a range of activities throughout the day. Crowds turned out long before the duo’s arrival to ensure they managed to see a glimpse of the couple, before showering them with support. They will … Continue reading The Best from Prince Harry and Meghan’s Visit to Edinburgh
In a major victory for campaigners, the University of Edinburgh is set to end all investments related to fossil fuels. The move will make the University of Edinburgh the biggest institution in terms of endowment, not to have investments in either oil, gas or coal holdings. This announcement was made yesterday, and has been greeted by many – who point to the detrimental effect fossil … Continue reading University of Edinburgh to Divest from All Fossil Fuels
Students across Scotland are facing an on-campus accommodation shortage, Member of Scottish Parliament Mark Ruskell has suggested. Green Party representative Ruskell suggested the current state of on-campus accommodation in Scotland was a ‘clear problem’. This has been documented in the past, with Stirling University witnessing 180 first year students not having accommodation. Ruskell has called upon the Scottish Government to address the issue. Read on … Continue reading ‘Severe’ Accommodation Shortage at Scottish Universities
There is controversy over the imminent appointment of Peter Mathieson – the future vice-chancellor of the University of Edinburgh. The controversy concerns the results of a recent survey of staff from his current institution – the University of Hong Kong. Results indicate that Mathieson ‘didn’t uphold academic freedom’, and arguably worse, doesn’t ‘understand the needs of students and staff’. These revelations are threatening to overshadow … Continue reading Controversy Surrounds Incoming Edinburgh Vice-Chancellor
Figures obtained by UniEel have shown that students from the University of Edinburgh spent heavily on library fines for the 2016-17 academic year. Students spent a total of £76,501.36 on library fines. This figure is well above average for library fines in institutions across the United Kingdom. To put this figure into perspective, this equates to a spend of approximately £2.13 per student. This figure … Continue reading How Much Did Edinburgh Uni Students Spend on Library Fines?
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