Viola Baker

Viola Baker
Edinburgh University


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We made our own pizzas in the Wanderers Kneaded van and this is what we learnt

Getting the pizza onto the peel is HARD

Teviot Row House to close for over a year due to renovations

The student union building will be closed from October 2023 until spring 2025

PSA: Pure Pizza is giving away a free pizza to everyone in Edinburgh this January

The act of kindness is apparently going to cost the Pure Pizza owner £12k

Forget ghosts and witches, here are the eight scariest things in Edinburgh right now

It’s not just Halloween that should have you scared

October is almost over, so here’s a round up of your stunning Autumnal Edi pics

We might be crying on the pitch-black walk home, but at least the trees look pretty

Taylor Swift’s Midnights is finally out and these lyrics were practically written for Edinburgh students

Doesn’t get more relatable than ‘I have this thing where I get older, but just never wiser’

How to survive a long-distance relationship at university, according to Edinburgh students

‘Does Bruntsfield to Marchmont count as a long-distance relationship?’

We spoke to the organisers behind the TRUTH student club night

The event hopes to bring together students from the four Edinburgh universities

The Queen’s coffin has made its way from Holyrood Palace to St. Giles Cathedral

King Charles and his siblings took part in the procession which made its way down The Royal Mile

FLY Open Air Festival has been cancelled due to plans surrounding the Queen’s death

Road closures mean access to the festival is no longer possible

Ranking EUSA’s Welcome Week 2022 events from bizarre to downright unhinged

I didn’t even know Gok Wan was a DJ tbh

Edinburgh bin strikes: What are they and what can you do?

The city’s refuse workers have started a 12-day strike over pay disputes

An Edinburgh Uni student has been racially attacked in The Meadows

Eric Yang was attacked by three men on Wednesday

What it’s like visiting the Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe as a cat person

PSA: They have a new puppy!!!!

I bought a £1 cherry tomato plant from Scotmid to see if I could actually grow some tomatoes

Who knew you could form such a strong emotional attachment to a plant

Here are the 36 most annoying things about your best friend’s boyfriend

32. He thinks he knows everything about politics and won’t talk about anything else

Interview: Nayna Florence on her time at Edinburgh University and what’s next after graduation

From almost dropping out to having the best year of her life

30 Edi-inspired tattoo ideas to commemorate your time at uni

Time to get tattooED

It’s officially cherry blossom season, so here’s a round up of your prettiest pics

Edinburgh is so pretty in pink

Here are 11 things from IKEA that every Edi student needs

From a bath rack to a pepper plant, you need it all

I was blessed by Mr Spock at 8am and it was the best morning of my life

Turns out I’m allergic, but I really don’t care

Here are the 12 most annoying people you’ll meet at Edinburgh

Call me a hater, but I’m not wrong

How to get over someone, according to Edinburgh students

‘Get wrecked and buy a new teddy, not necessarily in that order’

Here are Edinburgh’s most underrated Instagram spots

It’s finally time to upgrade your feed from the basic Dean Village and Circus Lane pics

We spoke to the organisers behind the Noisy Night Out club night

The event will be trialling new safety measures, with the hope of implementing them in other Edi venues

A look inside the ‘reclaimed’ Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre

From an ‘anti-people-being-dicks’ team to Super Smash Bros on the Switch, here’s what’s going on inside the occupation

Gordon Aikman occupation: Edi Uni says it’s ‘working with the students to provide for their basic needs’

This has been denied by the occupiers

Gordon Aikman has been occupied by students in support of staff strikes

The occupiers are planning to stay until Friday 25th March

We made our own haggis burritos at Bonnie Burrito and this is how it went

One of us even got offered a job ‘if the whole journalism thing doesn’t work out’

Edinburgh students share the harshest feedback they’ve ever received on an assignment

Not so much constructive criticism, more absolute soul destroying beratement

We tested out the Wagamama study benches to see what the deal is

PSA: You can get discounted chicken katsu

There will be another week of strikes at Edinburgh Uni starting on 21 March

Academics at Heriot-Watt, Napier and QMU will also be striking

A memorial protest for Sarah Everard is being held at Scottish Parliament tonight at 6pm

The protest marks one year since Sarah Everard’s death

We asked Edi students what they’re giving up for Lent

Tbh I hope a lot of these stay gone for good

Edi Uni has suspended all programmes in Russia, with students told to leave immediately

This comes after Russia launches its invasion on Ukraine

Edinburgh students react to the ending of Covid restrictions

‘This is so fucking stupid’

Edinburgh University Challenge team member speaks out after Twitter backlash

‘We all found it rather funny to be honest’

All legal Covid restrictions in Scotland will end on 21 March

Face coverings and vaccine passports will no longer be mandatory

Here are 30 Edi student ‘Never Have I Evers’ that you’ve definitely done

17. Paid £4 delivery for McDonald’s because Princes Street is just too far away

Here are eight ways to spend this Valentine’s Day in Edinburgh

Regardless of whether you’re madly in love or deeply bitter

Breaking: 10 days of strike action at Edinburgh Uni will take place in February

The industrial action will begin on 14th February

Edinburgh based singer Calum Bowie on TikTok fame, making music and living in Edi

He’ll definitely be making your Spotify Wrapped this year

We asked what your top motivational songs are, and made a playlist from the answers

From Smash Mouth to God Save The Queen, you really covered all the bases

We asked lecturers what their biggest pet peeves about students are

‘Emailing at midnight on a Saturday’

Quiz: Design your dream uni room and we’ll tell you what your type is

Fairy lights equals fuckboys

Quiz: Can you accurately guess the rent of these student houses?

Let’s see if you’ll be joining The Oppenheim Group anytime soon

Instagram has finally brought back the chronological feed

It’s also introduced a new ‘Favourites’ option

‘Molly-Mae Tory scum’ has been painted on a Sainsbury’s in Manchester

That’s certainly one way to spend your 24 hours

A definitive ranking of the worst SpongeBob characters from bad to downright evil

I’m sorry but Patrick is pure, star-shaped evil

Quiz: Which of the Harry Potter boys would you match with on Tinder?

Sadly, we can’t all get Draco

These are the literal mansions you can get outside London for less than £800 a month

For £375 you can get a room in an eight bed house in Sheffield

Quiz: Plan a day at private school and we’ll tell you which uni you belong at

If you get Manchester, you wasted your parents’ fees

Influencers need to step up and start actually using their platform for good

Instead of making empty apologies, influencers like Molly-Mae and Elle Darby need to put their words into action

Edinburgh University cuts ties with LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall

Other leading Scottish universities have also refused to participate in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index

Meet Julia Fox: Milan-born actress and Kanye West’s new love interest

She’s a self-proclaimed ‘die-hard’ fan of the Kardashians

Edi students share what their 2022 New Year’s resolutions are

‘To leave fuckboys in 2021’

I spent 24 hours in the library, here’s how it went

I didn’t even get all my work done

Unpopular opinion: Clubbing is overrated and I’m kinda done with it

Paying to spend hours in a germ infested sweatbox all night? I think I’ll pass

‘The Crown’, cracking moustaches and a proposal: Here’s Edi Goes Dating round 11

All I want for Christmas is you

Edi Uni won’t give adjustments to students unable to return next semester

The uni also won’t be providing any financial aid for quarantine costs

Poetry, tequila shots, and Nicki Minaj: Edinburgh Goes Dating is back!

Love Actually season has officially started here in Edi

Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt students react to the UCU strikes

“Fuck that. Selfish bastards.”

Breaking: Strike action at Edinburgh Uni and Heriot-Watt will take place in December

Industrial action will take place from 1 to 3 December

Not sorted for cuffing season yet? Sign up for Edi Goes Dating to find the perfect match

Let us help you find the one

Someone launched fireworks into the crowd during Bonfire Night celebrations on Calton Hill

The incident happened at around 9:20pm on Friday

Edi Uni spent over £230k on the Kings Spiegeltent, which was only open for 46 days

There were only 1076 visits to the Spiegeltent, which works out at £218 per visit

A woman who drunkenly stole bike thinking it was hers, is now trying to return it to its owner

The woman cycled the unlocked bike home from Haymarket after a night out

Here’s how Edi students spent their Girls Night In last night

‘I was shovelling Lidl cheesy bread down my throat’

Edi Uni FemSoc has organised a march against clubs in response to numerous spiking claims

The protest will be held next Saturday at 5:30pm, starting in Bristo Square

Here are eight things to do on an alternative night out in Edi

Believe it or not, it does get more cultured than Hive

Vaccine passports in Scotland are now enforceable by law

You need to prove you’re fully vaccinated to get into a club

An Edi student has been punched in the face in a racist attack on Princes Street

The fourth year student was attacked by a group of teenagers last Friday night

Four Edi students left homeless after a pipe burst in the Airbnb they were renting

The international students have been struggling to find a flat

A woman has been racially abused at a bus stop in Morningside

She received verbal abuse and was spat at, with passers-by failing to intervene

Edinburgh Uni ranked top in the UK for Medicine by The Guardian

Edinburgh was ranked 12th best UK university overall

The Tab’s guide to Edinburgh’s different neighbourhoods

You’ll be holding walking tours in no time

Edinburgh students react to the £400k cost of building the Scandi Bar

One response simply read ‘disgusting’

It has been revealed that Edinburgh Uni spent over £400,000 on the Scandi Bar

That works out at £7k a day

A woman’s fatal fall from Arthur’s Seat is being treated as ‘suspicious’

A man has been arrested in connection with the death

Edinburgh University ranked best Scottish and sixth best UK university in Times Higher world rankings

St Andrews didn’t even make the top 200

Pollock Halls is turning into a walk-in vaccination clinic

The clinic will be open from September 13 onwards and you don’t need to book

The free King’s shuttle bus will return next academic year

EUSA are calling it their first major win this year

Edinburgh Uni rejects high achievers after grade inflation leaves a shortage of places

The university won’t have any clearing places this year

Here’s a list of all the Edinburgh clubs reopening next week

Did someone say Hive Till Five?

Nicola Sturgeon announces end to most Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland

The changes will take place on August 9th

Everything you need to know about Edinburgh uni’s TestEd Covid testing project

Basically all you have to do is spit in a cup

BREAKING: Outdoor graduation celebrations will take place at the Castle this August

They are open to 2020 and 2021 graduates

There’s a drop-in vaccination bus in Grassmarket today and tomorrow

No appointment necessary

These TikToks and Instagram posts show just how wet Edinburgh was last week

Isn’t the weather during Scottish summers just the best?

13 underrated things to do in Edi this summer

Who even needs a holiday abroad

The Scottish Government is giving £20 million to students struggling over the summer

This takes takes the total financial support given to students to more than £96 million

Here are Edi’s best dissertation submission pictures from 2021

Let’s be honest, diss pics are the only thing that make your degree worth it

It’s blooming gorgeous: Here’s a round up of Edi looking beaut this spring

Cherry blossom season is the best season

We asked waiting staff who the worst people in pub gardens are right now

For goodness sake stop COMPLAINING ABOUT THE COLD

Edinburgh University lectures expected to still be online next year

‘At this point, we expect that all large lectures/classes will need to be delivered digitally’

Final year students tell us about their accidental last night out in Edinburgh

It gets even more tragic than Hive

Edi student Shanna Su has won the UNiDAYS Student Woman of the Year award

Shanna co-founded the student-run mental health charity Conscious Edinburgh

Edi student paying £4,600 for two hours of teaching a week after cancelled year abroad

The uni failed to provide the student with a quality course as an alternative to her year abroad

Thirteen years later and these lyrics from Taylor Swift’s Fearless are still just as relatable

It’s a love story baby just say yes

This couple are both running 97 km around Edi for women who have experienced sexual harassment

All donations will be going to Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre

We asked Edi students for their weirdest lockdown purchases and they’re stranger than we thought

Definitely money well spent