Ollie Lewis

Ollie Lewis
Edinburgh University


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Edinburgh’s Sir Peter Mathieson receives £43,000 pay rise

He now earns a total of £406,000

Edinburgh final years could be graduating without having dissertations marked amid lecturer strikes

‘It smacks of vindictiveness’

Edinburgh Students’ Union forced to clarify renovation plans after backlash

A petition has been set up to stop the temporary closure of Teviot

Peter Mathieson pledges to ‘investigate’ Edinburgh students involved in pro-trans protests

‘It is my sincere hope that we can put behind us the display of intolerance we witnessed this week’

Gay relationships ‘hurt god’, upcoming speaker at Edinburgh University has claimed

He has also compared abortion to eugenics and euthanasia

Nicola Sturgeon resigns as Scottish First Minister

‘I firmly believe that my successor will lead Scotland to independence’

Edinburgh University students to protest over ‘rape culture’ on campus

Students will gather in Bristo Square at noon on Thursday 9 February

Edinburgh University ‘reviewing’ how it detects plagiarism due to ChatGPT software

Essay submission site Turnitin is developing its own AI detection tool

Over 10,000 Scottish students denied university accommodation each year

‘There must be no repeat of the chaotic scenes that we saw in the autumn’

Firefighter dies following Edinburgh Jenners blaze

He was taken to hospital in a critical condition on Monday

In pictures: Everything we know about the Edinburgh Jenners fire

One firefighter remains in a critical condition

Firefighter in critical condition after Edinburgh fire

Five firefighters are in hospital

Only least privileged students accepted to study law at Edinburgh University

Some have applauded the university for helping to ‘break poverty cycles’

‘It was a witch hunt’: Alyssa and Meryl on The Traitors and their favourite Edinburgh nights out

The Edinburgh Tab spoke to the show’s Edinburgh-based stars

Over a fifth of Edinburgh students say they are addicted to Elf Bars

‘I buy a couple per week’

Pictures show Edinburgh student flats riddled with severe mould

‘As a student, politeness seems to get you nowhere with landlords’

Students mock Edinburgh University for selling £825 signet rings

‘Is Edinburgh University a parody of itself?’

‘Heartbreaking’: Edinburgh students left without help during exam season due to unpaid staff

‘I simply don’t have time to talk to the students’

Senior SNP MP to ‘make the case’ for Scottish independence to Edinburgh University students

The talk will set out why the SNP believes independence is “essential” for Scotland’s future

‘It’s harrowing’: Inside Edinburgh University’s failing payment system

Staff and students have been left without salary and support payments for weeks

Edinburgh’s Students’ Union refuses to cancel World Cup screenings after outcry

40 university societies signed an open letter calling for a boycott

Edinburgh University staff to strike at the end of November

Staff will walk out on the 24th, 25th and 30th of November

42 per cent of Scottish students have experienced accent discrimination, study finds

But students from the North of England are most concerned about their dialect

A definitive list of the Edinburgh Uni alumni hitting the headlines right now

I’m not over Robbie Coltrane’s death either, don’t worry

‘Stop this right now’: Pro-life speaker at Edinburgh University interrupted by students

The planned talk, hosted by Edinburgh’s Life Society, did not go ahead

Feminist Society slams Edinburgh University for ‘endorsing’ pro-life speaker on campus

Margret Akers will speak to Edinburgh’s Life Society on the 17th of October

Union calls on Edinburgh Uni to ‘find a different use’ for Principal’s house money

‘Hardship for us, handouts for them. Enough is Enough!’

Scottish Parliament passes emergency rent freeze law

It will apply to private properties and student accommodation

Edinburgh University spends over £17,900 on Principal’s house bills

This is on top of his £342,000 salary

Edinburgh University students living in converted common rooms due to housing shortage

Five fourth-year students are in one ‘dreadful’ room with very little privacy

It’s official: Edinburgh is the most expensive city for students to live

Edi students are also the least likely to work part-time during term

‘A sinister presence’: Pro-life group recruits Edinburgh volunteers for autumn protests

40 Days For Life aims to ‘end the scourge of abortion’ in Scotland and beyond

Labour’s Angela Rayner heckled by green protesters at Edinburgh event

Audience members shouted ‘get out!’ at the campaigners

The University of Edinburgh has been ranked 61st out of 80 universities in mental health league table

It scores as ‘very poor’ on three of the five indicators

Protesters gather at US Consulate in Edinburgh over abortion ruling

Campaigners warn the American decision will embolden pro-life activists in the UK

Fire breaks out on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill

Fire services were called just after 3:15pm on Sunday

Edinburgh Uni invests millions in company that donates to anti-LGBT+ American Republicans

It comes as the university claims to ‘celebrate’ and ‘support’ its LGBT+ community

‘I’ll start cracking your glass jaws,’ Anthony Joshua tells group of Loughborough students

The boxer burst into the flat after the students mocked him from their window

Frustrated Edinburgh University staff privately voted to postpone ‘unfair’ marking boycott

94 per cent of Edinburgh’s UCU members voted to abandon the marking boycott

Edinburgh University marking and assessment boycott cancelled by UCU

Edinburgh UCU will not be calling on members to participate in a marking and assessment boycott

Breaking: Edinburgh Uni confirms marking boycott to go ahead in May

Graduations, assessments and exams are still expected to go ahead as normal

Protestors block attempted Home Office immigration ‘raid’ on Nicolson Square

Chants of ‘shame on you’ were heard as officers left without detaining anyone

Rwandan government accuses Edinburgh University rector of ‘intentional genocide denial’

The Rwandan government has called Debora Kayembe’s comments ‘hurtful’ and ‘wildly untrue’

Breaking: Edinburgh Uni to end compulsory face masks from today

But recommends that students and staff should still wear face coverings in crowded spaces

Over 100 Edinburgh Uni professors call on Peter Mathieson to testify before Holyrood

They want the Principal to ‘explain why there is no end in sight’ to ongoing strike action