Anna Smith

Anna Smith
Edinburgh University


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Edi Uni VP tells students to stay away from The Meadows and Portobello

And no, this isn’t an April Fools’ gag

Heriot-Watt got Carole Baskin to tell students to vote in the SU elections


Students have written love letters to Subway Cowgate and they’re stunning

Feel like pure shit just want Subway back

Walk, walk, fashion, baby: Here are six campus trends to watch this autumn

Smiley face nail stickers are a personal fave

Giant Percy Pigs have saved 2020 and here’s why you need one ASAP

Shout out to Marks and Spencer

Household visits banned in Scotland as COVID-19 rules tighten

The restrictions will be enforced from tomorrow

Subway saves the day: The return of Clubbers of the Week

Socially distanced, yet sexy

Students will have to sit ALONE when dining in the JMCC during Freshers’

All by myselfff

Student campaign demands ‘transparency’ on decision to cancel study abroad

Students are desperate to save their years abroad

Am I losing my mind or is Mel C hosting a virtual Big Cheese tomorrow

I don’t know what to believe anymore in 2020

It’s been two months of lockdown and British unis are still keeping students in the dark

Term’s a few months away and most of us don’t know what’s going on

Edi medic sets up Insta account advocating use of masks in public

They are calling on other medics to take up face-covering in public and encourage others to do the same

Meet the Edi student spending lockdown in Marianne from Normal People’s flat

Her BEDROOM was Paul Mescal’s dressing room

Missguided is selling ‘hunger-busting’ and ‘carb-blocking’ pills

One big L on the road to female empowerment

Edi students reveal the super weird dreams they’ve been having recently

It’s not every day you climb Arthur’s Seat with Natalie Portman

Five million pound fund to be made available to support Scottish students

The news was announced in a press briefing on coronavirus this afternoon

£5m fund to be made available to support Scottish students

The news was announced in a press briefing on coronavirus this afternoon

Humpit to offer free pitta if you bring your shag from the night before

If you humped it, take them to Humpit

School of Chemistry to move all teaching online from next week

The news was announced via email this morning

Someone has made a coronavirus updates page for Pollock Halls on Instagram

“Who has it? And who will it be next ? Message us with your updates…”

Pollock Halls is turning into Scotland’s ‘biggest hotel’ this summer

Who needs a chateaux in St Tropez anyway

It’s raining men (and women): it’s time for Round Three of ECFS models

Meet Round Three of the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show models

The thunderstorms have passed but we’ve been struck by Round Two of ECFS

Meet Round Two of the ECFS 2020 models

Forget Storm Dennis, we are blown away by Round One of ECFS 2020 models

Meet the models of the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show

The best and worst places to spend Valentine’s Day at Edinburgh Uni

Cheeky trip to Appleton Tower anyone?

The girl who wrote a poem about her flatmate is BACK with a brand new banger

‘MacBook Girl’ is a savage takedown of Edi yahs

Storm Ciara blew these Clubbers of the Week into my garden, send help

The club can’t even handle us right now

Edinburgh Clubbers of the Week: Week 3

Can’t stop, won’t stop

An Edi third year has written a poem about how much she hates her flatmate

At Edinburgh we turn to poetry when the going gets tough

Edinburgh Clubbers of the Week: Week Two

Dancing away those January blues

Edi student and team to row around the whole of Great Britain for charity

They are raising money to clean up the oceans

Number of cases of mumps in young adults on the rise in Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh students are among those who have fallen ill

Someone has made a Louis Theroux-style documentary on Pollock Halls

Surely these kids aren’t real

There’s an Edinburgh Uni playlist on Spotify and it’s pure shite

Alexa (don’t) play ‘Sounds of University of Edinburgh’

Three grads are hiring someone to make their breakfast and polish their shoes

The official title is ‘Lifestyle Happiness Manager’

Edi Uni fined £10,000 for exposing lab workers to dangerous substances

Researchers were left at risk of suffering adverse health effects

Someone has set up an Instagram for mullets spotted in Edinburgh

You hate to see it

Subway Cowgate is launching a brand new weekly drag show

The first show is this evening

We asked Edi students for their Bluetooth headphones disaster stories

Some are so cringe it actually hurts

Edinburgh Clubbers of the Week: Week Four

You love to see it

New College Library will be closing until June 2021 for renovations

‘Essential’ renovation work is needed

A fourth year has started a campaign to bring Tennent’s back to Teviot

An extremely worthwhile cause

Clubbers of the Week: Buckets of fun in Week One

Freshers’ Week is over but the sesh deffo isn’t

Check out these insane photos from Edi’s Climate Change Strike today

“I want a hot date not a hot planet”

Meet the players: Edinburgh Ladies’ Varsity Squad 2019

Can tomorrow hurry tf up

Meet the players: Edinburgh Men’s Varsity Squad 2019

Some have even kindly provided their Instagrams

Iyaz is making an appearance at Why Not TONIGHT

Na na na na we aren’t even joking

Edinburgh Clubbers of the Week: Freshers’ Week

The silly fresh were out in their masses

Edinburgh is the sixth best university in the UK, according to new rankings

We beat Glasgow, Exeter and Durham

Edinburgh’s finally getting a new sports night and it’s opening this Wednesday

Please fill the Creme-shaped hole in our hearts

Love Island’s Maura PULLS OUT of Potterrow appearance this evening

Luckily Belle is taking her place

You won’t believe who’s playing Fly Open Air this September

It’s in two weeks time

Police confront students at Fringe over nude bodysuits with Trump quotes

A man who complained called their attire ‘inappropriate’

Makeshift nightclub in DHT keeping neighbours up all night during Fringe

Students complained of a ‘thumping 80s playlist’

Shaving cream at the ready, Love Island’s Anton is coming to Edinburgh!

He’s appearing at Bourbon on 6th September

Meet the cast of Edinburgh Uni student theatre group ‘The Improverts’

They’re performing at the Fringe this August

A scientific analysis of the nightclubs of Edinburgh, as told by TripAdvisor

“After Hive… I was reborn – this is my story”

Don’t panic, but a COCKTAIL FOREST is coming to Edinburgh this October

Instagram isn’t ready for this

WE HAVE A WINNER! Meet Edinburgh’s official BNOC of the year 2019…

The votes are in!

Espionage nightclub is CLOSING DOWN

Clubbing in Cowgate will never be the same

Edinburgh BNOC of the Year 2019: THE FINAL

Who will be the winner?

Edinburgh BNOC of the Year 2019: Final round

The final four nominees are here

Edinburgh BNOC of the Year 2019: Round Three

Vote for your fave via the poll below

A Napier student has created a wristband and app designed to help combat harassment in nightclubs

The technology allows you to alert your friends if you need help on a night out

Edinburgh BNOC of the Year 2019: Round Two

Vote for your favourite today!

Edinburgh BNOC of the Year 2019: Round One

Vote for your favourite!

Nominations for Edinburgh’s BNOC of the Year Award 2019 are officially open!

The annual search is finally here

Edi’s Clubbers of the Week

Clubbing heaven in Week Eleven

I’m sorry, but metal straws and KeepCups are utterly worthless if you’re still wearing glitter on nights out

Time to call quits on glit

Edi law students start a campaign to ban non-law students from using their swanky new library

Trust the lawyers to take a stand

Here’s why audaciously oversized platform trainers are a godsend and every girl under 5’5″ needs a pair ASAP

Power to the vertically challenged

Meet the models of the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show 2019

If you thought the February heatwave was hot, read on

Brand new pub with a rooftop terrace overlooking the castle set to open in March

Where better to bask in the Scottish ‘sun’?

Edi’s Clubbers of the Week: Valentine’s Edition

VKs over Valentine’s, right?

You chose to go to uni in the capital, so please stop hating on Scotland and Scottish people

Haud yer wheesht (basically, stfu)

20 awful things about entering your twenties and having to leave your innocent, blissful teenage years behind

Oh to be young again

Take our quiz to find out much of a basic festive bitch you’ll be this Christmas

How much does Christmas jingle your (basic) bells?

Meet the hot young male actors making up the new all-boy gang in Clique series two

It may be November, but Edinburgh just got a whole lot hotter

Clubbers of the Week

The conclusion of an absolutely shocking set of midterms calls for celebration, right?

Old College is finally re-opening, complete with a new library, cafe and lecture theatre

The four-year renovation project is complete

‘Clique’ is returning tonight: The Edinburgh-based thriller is back for series two

Episodes will be available to stream from 10am every Saturday

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is visiting Edinburgh next spring

She’ll be speaking at an event organised by Social Bite

A highly scientific prediction of what you’ll be wearing this Halloween, based entirely on your degree


The Playfair Steps will be shut until April 2020 whilst renovation work is carried out on the National Gallery

I knew I should have lived in Marchmont

A freshers’ guide to the nine most generic Edinburgh club nights you’ve got to attend at least once

9am tutorial? Who is she?

Every possible generic holiday your mates went on this summer

We get it, Nathan. You took a pill in Ibiza.

Clubbers of the Week – Freshers’ edition

Edi students are back with a BANG

If the Pollock Halls houses had Tinder profiles this is what they would look like

Put a (signet) ring on it

Opal is back just in time for freshers’ with a brand new name and aesthetic

Say hello to Eastside

We caught up with Love Island’s Samira to talk Freshers’ advice, how to dress #cutesie, and why she fancies Shrek

I just go in a room and I’m like ‘HEEEEY’

All the absolutely awful things you go through if you attend university in your hometown

It’s shite, to put it frankly

Edinburgh students told us their most cringe walk of shame stories and, oh my, some are awful

Someone got called a prostitute by a Scottish schoolboy

A definitive list of the worst shoes being spotted in Edi right now, and what wearing them says about you

Shoes speak louder than words

A vendetta against vaping – nobody wants to inhale your exhaled cheesecake-flavoured smoke

Please bring ‘vape nation’ to its cessation

‘Outrageous’ Paddy’s Day loo queues at The Three Sisters inspire Edi student to start a campaign for more female toilets

When you gotta go… #loos4ladies

The snow may have brought the entire city of Edinburgh to a standstill today, but Hive is keeping its doors open

The sesh stops for no (snow)man

We spoke to the owner of the Oscar de la Rabbit – Pollock’s very own secret rabbit

“We really are getting too deep into the anatomy of Lagomorpha”

Introducing Rave Shades: The new must-have accessory for enhancing your Edinburgh night out

50 shades of rave, baby

University tuition will remain free in Scotland for EU students after Brexit

All is good in the European hood

The resurgence of Gap hoodies – a worrying sign that Edinburgh’s vintage clothing trend has gone a step too far

Please leave ‘Gap girls’ in the 90s

We visited the creepy old railway tunnel below Pollock Halls that you never knew existed

Not your usual weekend activity