Edinburgh University

Sleepy Edinburgh Students Vote To Install £40K Nap Pods In Uni Library

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Ever wished you could sneak off in the middle of the day for a cheeky nap? Well that’s exactly what students in Edinburgh will soon be able to do - ...

Robotics And AI: Autonomous Futures In The UK

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Professor Sethu Vijayakumar

Within the next ten years we are likely to see major advancements in the way robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) are used in areas such as manufacturing or packaging, leading to greater efficiency and generating cost savings.

Top Five Reasons for Getting Involved in Sport During Fresher's Week

Alex Luetchford | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Luetchford

Going from being barely interested in sport to running four times a week and taking part in races has been a change I never saw coming, but it has only been for the better. So, here's my top five reasons for getting into sport at uni.

Security Guard And Student Protester Arrested Over Confrontation Outside Edinburgh University

PA | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A security guard and a student protester have been arrested over a confrontation outside a university building. The alleged incident happened outsi...

Edinburgh University Student Protest At Investment in Fossil Fuel Companies

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Jennings | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

More than 30 students from Edinburgh University staged a sit-in after the university continued its investment in fossil fuels. On Tuesday, students...

Bloods and Crips-Themed Edinburgh Club Night Smacks of White Privilege

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

Gang violence disproportionately affects underprivileged young black men and is not a suitable subject for spoof.

Edinburgh Student Dies After Horror Fall From Window At House Party

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Friends have paid tribute to a "truly wonderful" student who died after falling from a window following a house party in Edinburgh. Ben McLean, a m...

Student Fraternity Discussed 'Raping Members Of The Feminist Society'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Members of a student fraternity at Edinburgh University allegedly joked about raping members of the feminist society, and proposing a "raping trip" ab...

Law Students In Race Row After 'Blacking Up' As Somalian Pirates

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Law students at one of the UK's top universities are in the middle of a race row after "blacking up" as Somalian pirates and attending a party. The...

Universities Killed More Than A Million Animals In Scientific Research Last Year Alone

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

British Universities killed more than a million animals in scientific research experiments last year alone, including dogs, cats and primates, it has ...

Universities Warned Over Gagging Clauses To Prevent Students' Criticism

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Universities have been warned against gagging their students after Edinburgh University slapped a clause on its student union preventing it making "de...

New life-saving lung disease detector developed

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A tool is being developed to help doctors search patients' lungs for infection and potentially save lives. The microscopic probe will use the lates...

Is This The New Gangnam Style?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

It seems Gangnam Style has finally been resigned to the "it's so last year" pile as a group of students show the Harlem Shake is the new dance move in...

Student Paper Gagged By Its Own Union

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A students' union has taken out a temporary injunction to gag its own paper and stifle criticism over a legal row involving one of its student officer...

Student Takes 16-Hour Round Trip To Edinburgh..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Most student forfeits involve stripping naked or downing pints but one undergraduate went further than the rest when he lost a game of fives and went ...

Top Universities To Offer Free Online Courses

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Leading universities are backing a new venture offering students free access to courses. Futurelearn, launched by the Open University, will bring t...

Election Night at the Student Union

Sam Bradley | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Bradley

Speaking to several students who turned up for the election night I found that most were not interested in the election because of the issues themselves, rather it was about the drama and the suspense of the event.

Students 'Choose History Over Cost'

PA | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students continue to choose universities based on reputation and history rather than quality of teaching and cost, research suggests. A new study h...

Who's Getting An Honorary Degree Now?

Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Footballing legend Pele and Olympic gold medallist Katherine Grainger are the latest sporting stars to be awarded an honorary degree. The pair were...

A Billion Stars, One Photo

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Tech

Around one billion stars in the Milky Way can be seen together for the first time in an image captured over a decade by astronomers. Scientists pro...

A Glimpse Into The 'Turbulent Lives' Of Shakespeare's Audience

PA | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A dagger, an eye relic and a fork are among the subjects of a new BBC series which will examine the turbulent lives of the Bard's original audience. ...

NUS: We Cannot Forgive Edinburgh For Tuition Fees

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The governing body of a Scottish university which agreed to set fees of £9,000-a-year for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland has criti...

Scottish Minister 'Sure' Most Universities Won't Charge Top Fees

PA | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Education Secretary Mike Russell is "pretty sure" less than half of Scotland's universities will opt to charge the maximum fee of...

St Andrews Joins Edinburgh With £36,000 Tuition Fees

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

St Andrews University has matched the University of Edinburgh by announcing a degree will cost students £36,000. Despite the outrage over Edinbur...

Lucy Sherriff

Cheaper Fees At Private University Raises Fresh Debate On Tuition Fees

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A private university has revealed it will be charging £5,000 a year to study, making its tuition fees some of the lowest in the UK. The announceme...