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Christmas Carols in the Fresh Air

Christmas Carols are nothing unusual at this time of the year, but singing Christmas Carols in Princes Street wearing only your undergarments? Yes it has to be a bunch of students! And it has...

Teaching awards open for nominations

Nominations are now open for this year’s Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s Teaching Awards. Students can now nominate teaching and support staff and postgraduate tutors as well as students who are involved in ‘peer support’...

New Students introduced to volunteering

New Edinburgh University students took a bus tour of charitable projects in the city yesterday as part of the launch of eVOLve, a new volunteering scheme run by Edinburgh University Students' Association. The vintage Big...

Five things you need to know today

A section of the Scottish Parliament had to be closed yesterday after a concrete slab came loose near to Alex Salmond's office. According to The Scotsman, about 1000 concrete slabs will now have to...

University lecturers on strike today

Members of the UCU across Scotland are striking today in a row over pay and changes to staff pensions as part of a national day of strike action at universities across the UK.Staff...

Review: Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show

Set in the beautiful Mansfield Traquair, a restored church whose vibrant colour and open spaces have led to its nickname "Edinburgh's Sistine Chapel", the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show impressed from the start. It was...

NUS calls for student support

NUS Scotland has called for action to improve student support following the BBC's Graduation Game investigation into higher education in Scotland which aired yesterday. You can still watch it on iPlayer.The programme outlined that...

On your marks for The Meadows Marathon 6th March 2011

The Meadows Marathon will take place this Sunday. The Reporter is not running, but was interested in how this is all organised by a volunteer body of students. So how did it all start?...

Edinburgh students put on Fashion Show

Students at Edinburgh University will be showing a stylish approach to raising money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer when they host their 10th annual charity fashion show extravaganza.Founded in 2001 by University of Edinburgh student,...

Edinburgh MSP slams coalition government’s proposals on student visas

Edinburgh Central MSP Sarah Boyack has condemned the UK coalition Government’s plans to tighten up the issuing of student visas as part of wider restrictions on immigration. The UK Border Agency has now launched a...

Student protests on The Mound

by Thomas HaywoodStudents braved the cold yesterday on the Mound to demonstrate against government cuts in university education. There was a heavy police presence but appeared to be no trouble.Thomas Haywood Photography

Streetcar for Students

Increasing numbers of students are opting for pay-as-you-go car hire as a way of overcoming the rising cost of insurance, and the restrictions of parking and maintaining their own vehicle at university.Streetcar, which offers...

Freshers’ Festival

Scotcampus, Scotland's biggest national paper for students, is holding its first ever Freshers' Festival in Edinburgh. After a similar event on Glasgow's George Square in previous years which has subsequently become the largest student event...

Freshers and Food

The Food4life campaign starts again this month to promote healthy eating and food safety messages to young adults.The project which is run by the City of Edinburgh Council and supported by both Scotmid and...


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