Anna Meehan

Anna Meehan
Edinburgh University


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Edinburgh Uni Race Equality Network slams professor for ‘defending’ eugenics advocate

EUREN’s statement is ‘misleading and inaccurate’, says Professor Charlesworth

Transphobic stickers have been spotted again on Edinburgh University campus

One of them says “you’re being rather silly if you think a woman has a willy”

Freshers in Edinburgh halls were fined £6,700 for Covid violations last semester

Baird, Ewing, and Holland House had the most violations

Students in Scotland can get £1,500 if they’re stuck at home and still paying rent

The fund is available to students experiencing severe financial hardships

City of Edinburgh to support ‘Back Off Scotland’ in push for abortion clinic buffer zones

The city council has said they will support the student-led group with their national petition

All the types of boys you find on Tinder when you move back home

The guy who still poses with his mum’s Ford Fiesta is the worst

Scotland could re-open from the last week of April, says FM Nicola Sturgeon

Stay at home orders could be lifted on the 5th April

Undergrad Edi Uni dental students to have extra semester of study due to the pandemic

Final-year students will graduate in December 2021

Edinburgh VC Peter Mathieson has £340k salary restored after taking six month cut

Mathieson took a 20 per cent pay cut last summer

A former refugee has been elected as Edinburgh University rector

Debora Kayembe is a human rights lawyer from the Democratic Republic of Congo

‘A service like ours is more important than ever’: We spoke to an Edi Nightline volunteer

‘We exist to listen. You’re never being a burden’

Edinburgh University to offer ‘package of safety measures’ for assessment this semester

These measures are to ‘mitigate the ongoing impact of the pandemic’

Edinburgh University is introducing dedicated BAME counselling

It’s part of a number of improvements Edinburgh is making to the counselling system

Vanessa Hudgens had an Edinburgh photoshoot and residents are mad about it

‘Why the f*ck is Vanessa Hudgens cutting about Scotland in the middle ae a pandemic??? GO HAME’

Edinburgh University made £391 million in tuition fees last year

It’s the largest source of income for the university

299 Edinburgh University staff earned £100k or more last year

The Vice-Chancellor earned £392,000 himself

No counselling, no contact hours, and no safety net: Edinburgh Uni is failing its students

“If I’m not getting the teaching, the counselling, or the resources, then what am I still paying for?”

BREAKING: Edinburgh students will not get an academic safety net this year

The VP said he wants to keep things “as normal as possible” and retain the “high value” of an Edi degree

Edinburgh Uni’s ‘no detriment’ petition has gotten 10k signatures in a week

There is still no response from the uni

Edinburgh University students made to wait up to 12 weeks for a counselling appointment

They can wait four weeks for a consultation and an additional eight for an appointment

Only a hardcore Ratatouille fan can get 13/13 on this quiz

This is perfect preparation for the TikTok musical

Edinburgh Uni’s Main Library will be open despite lockdown

Borrowing books will not be permitted

Scotland to enter stay at home orders and a March-like lockdown

This will be in effect from midnight tonight

Edinburgh University could have more staff strikes next semester

UCU Edinburgh feels they have been made to work in “unsafe” conditions

Edinburgh to stay in level three restrictions for another week

Edinburgh will not be moving to level two

A couple is beefing on Edifess about wearing masks and I’m grabbing the popcorn

The people of Edifess are telling her to dump him

Asymptomatic Covid testing has started at Edinburgh University

There are two testing centres open

All the times Peter from Bake Off was an Edi icon

Righty Ho. Rinky Dink. Okie Dokie.

An Edinburgh University student has won the Great British Bake Off

He is the youngest ever and first Scottish winner

Do you believe in love? Here’s Edinburgh Goes Dating round seven

Another one??

‘We are anti-harassment’: We spoke to the Edinburgh students behind Back off Chalmers

‘Anti-choice activity is incoherent with our right to confidentially access essential medical services’

Only 60 per cent of Edi students say they’ll get tested before going home for Xmas

This is even with free asymptomatic testing on campus

Uni of Edi are only offering pre-Christmas Covid tests until the 9th of Dec

That’s 12 days before the end of exams

Awkward Zooms and an accidental second date: It’s another round of Edinburgh Goes Dating!

Cuffing season is here

Edinburgh University live Covid cases have fallen by more than 200 in a month

The University is currently reporting 40 live cases

Edinburgh Uni professor says UK is missing half of Covid cases with current testing

He said the UK is fighting with ‘one hand tied behind our back’

Edinburgh could have a mass Covid vaccine rollout as early as next month

NHS Lothian is preparing for a vaccine to be available as early as December 2020

Hundreds gathered at Scottish parliament to demonstrate against Polish abortion ban

“There is no place for a barbaric law and for fanatic’s cruel attack on our bodies, health, and life”

Covid has brought out a new breed of library dickheads and I’m over it

Learn to behave or don’t use the library

Edinburgh restaurants likely to open next week with continued ban on alcohol

Edinburgh is likely to enter level three in the new system

Forget Hinge and Bumble, Edinburgh Goes Dating is back and better than ever

We know you’re not doing anything else

Major Scottish universities failed to reduce their halls capacity despite Covid risk

Only seven unis reduced capacity

All the emotional stages of self-isolating at uni from ‘I can’t do this’ to ‘enlightenment’

The banana bread phase only lasts so long

Freshers in Edinburgh halls found dead mice in their pantries

Pictures of the mice were posted to the Pollock Prisoner Instagram

Edinburgh University live COVID cases has gone down to 224

It’s 100 fewer cases than last week

Self-isolating student in Pollock Halls given nuts despite nut allergy

She was given an almond slice and pecan flapjack

Self-isolating fresher in Edinburgh halls given nuts despite nut allergy

She was given an almond slice and pecan flapjack

New restrictions come in today but here are all the things you can still do in Edinburgh

Nicola can never take away our Zoom quizzes

Edinburgh Uni live COVID cases rise to 324

It’s an increase of 56 cases in three days

Edinburgh Uni reports 268 live COVID cases amongst staff and students

The Uni is continuing to follow Scottish government guidance

‘We go days without food’: We spoke to freshers self-isolating in Edinburgh Uni halls

“The majority of us are still kids trying to make it through in a new place, ripped away from home and everything we know.”

Muslim Edi fresher given ham sandwich as part of self isolation meal

She was also given bacon crisps and a ham salad

Scottish unis shouldn’t have let us back on campus just to punish us for being students

A Covid spike? When you told thousands of students to return to campus? Groundbreaking

It’s now illegal for Scottish students to see their own families

They’re technically “separate” households

Students to be banned from pubs and restaurants in Scotland this weekend

Students will also be unable to meet with other households

A thorough investigation into the worst fashion worn in Glee

Who let Kurt wear that hippo broach??

An Edinburgh Uni student is taking part in the Great British Bake Off this year

Your lockdown banana bread could never

Top Scottish historian condemns decision to rename DHT: ‘He was a man of his time’

“The current Principal should hang his head in shame”

The Edi main library is opening on Monday and here’s how it’s going to work

University study spaces will be open at 20-25% capacity

Stop buying clothes from charity shops just to re-sell them on Depop

You’re doing more harm than good

Masks, queues and 7 pm lectures: here’s what Edi Uni will look like in September

The University will continue to follow Scottish government guidelines

Hive is re-opening and the world makes sense again

Time to dust off the sambuca bottles

David Attenborough wrote a letter to Edinburgh Zoology students and it’s the best thing since Blue Planet

He took time off writing his next book

David Attenborough wrote a letter to Edinburgh zoology students and it’s the best thing since Blue Planet

He took time off writing his next book

Students will be ‘strongly encouraged’ to wear masks at uni, says email from VP

Several uni buildings are set to be open

These are all the different shots of Edinburgh in Netflix’s Eurovision film

Complete with Atik’s rainbow dance floor

Interview: Nayna Florence on how she’s turned the Edinburgh aesthetic into a YouTube career

Chilly’s water bottle not included

Plantation doctors and the birth of racist science: Edinburgh University’s colonial history

“This was all built at the expense of black bodies”

Edi students write open letter to VC demanding solidarity with POC students

The petition has 2,000 signatures and counting

Black Lives Matter solidarity protest happening in Edinburgh this weekend

It will be a socially distant protest in Holyrood Park

Edinburgh students can now get money back if they were affected by strikes

Students could be eligible for up to £250

Edinburgh tuition fees to remain the same despite decrease in face-to-face teaching

Edi claims the quality of education will be the same

‘Woke up with no tooth and no memory’: Edinburgh students tell us their wildest nights out

“I got stretchered out of Big Cheese and put on morphine.”

Edinburgh law students told exams likely to be online in December

One effect of the new “hybrid” model of teaching

Boris Johnson, Normal People, and technical difficulties: Edinburgh Goes Zoom Dating is here!

Love in the time of corona

Edi Uni campus will be open in September, Vice-President confirms

There will be a mix of online and in-person teaching

Edinburgh Uni campus will be open in September, Vice-President confirms

There will be a mix of online and in-person teaching

‘Diss girl is on fire’: Edi’s best virtual dissertation submission pictures

No uni? No problem!

Atik has made a Sims version of Atik Edinburgh and it’s everything

It even has the rainbow dance floor

Bored in the house? Sign up for Edinburgh Goes Dating: Zoom Edition!

Zoom Zoom Zoom, I want you in my room.

Pick an Edinburgh landmark and we’ll tell you what you miss most about uni

An exact science

Loss of international student fees threatens free tuition in Scotland

Unis are already facing financial losses

Every type of annoying person you’ll encounter in a Zoom seminar

It’s a brave new world

Here’s everything girls should have been taught about their bodies in school

There’s so much more to being a woman than what you learn in class

Edinburgh University to remain open despite increasing panic over coronavirus

As of right now, classes are still on

Is love really blind? Sign up for another round of Edinburgh Goes Dating!

Better than a Netflix original series

Edinburgh Clubbers of the Week: Feeling alive in Week Five

Snow much fun!

Unpopular opinion: I wish Edi had more uni contact hours

Six a week isn’t enough

Clubbers of the Week: Week 11

No uni, no problem

UTIs, soggy biscuits and forgetting names: Edinburgh Goes Dating is back!

You know you missed it

My Amazon account was hacked and I almost lost £2,000

Moral of the story: change your passwords!

Want to actually get your deposit back? Here’s how…

It all starts now

Edinburgh Clubbers of the Week: Week two

Week two what’s new

Struggling to find a flat in Edinburgh this year? Here’s why

There’s a new system and it’s affecting everyone

Clubbers of the Week

It’s that magical time again

All the things you know when your flatmates are your best friends

It’s the best of both worlds

We asked Edinburgh Uni why they wait so long to release our exam diets

It supposedly benefits us students

A comprehensive list of the best coffee shops in Edinburgh

Get your caffeine on

Caffè Nero to replace 24 hour Scotmid on Nicolson Street

Forever in our hearts, Scotmid

‘It’s almost inaccessible because of how long you have to wait’: What it’s really like using the Edi mental health services

‘I was very aware that the only reason I got help so quickly was because I was so mentally unstable’