Yas Rana

Edinburgh Editor of The Tab

Yas Rana
Edinburgh University


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‘Go back to Uganda you slave’: Member of elite Edinburgh society made to resign over offensive slur

‘Highly offensive’ comments were made during a Diagnostics debate

‘I went plastic free for a month and you should too’: Meet the Edi student who didn’t use plastic for the whole of March

She sees herself as an environmentalist Neo from The Matrix

New 24/7 McDonald’s to open on Nicolson Street in September


If you don’t call out your group chat racism, you’re no better than those sending the messages

BAME students are calling on everyone to finally stop being so complicit

Eleri Connick is elected new EUSA President

She won at a tense election result event

An interview with the EUSA Presidential candidate: Elena Lape

£2 pints in Teviot!

An interview with the EUSA Presidential candidate: Vidhi Mohan

You’ve probably seen her Napier meme

An interview with the EUSA Presidential candidate: Arran Byers

Choose change

An interview with the EUSA Presidential candidate: Tom Greenstein

He has one of the most radical manifestos

An interview with the EUSA Presidential candidate: William McLaughlan

Mental health and student support are at the centre of his campaign

An interview with the EUSA Presidential candidate: Eleri Connick

She’s the current Sports Union VP

An interview with the EUSA Presidential candidate: Connok Bok

He wants to stop the rise in the number of students at Edinburgh

An interview with the EUSA Presidential candidate: Bharat Singh Chaturvedi

He wants to make big changes for incoming international students

There will be no Big Cheese tomorrow because of the ‘Beast from the East’

Totally fair tbh

BREAKING: Universities UK FINALLY agree to negotiate with UCU in an attempt to halt the lecturer strikes

Took them long enough

Enough of this madness, Edinburgh’s estate agents need to start treating students like human beings

Flat viewings are more akin to the Hunger Games

Edinburgh Uni Rector candidate Ann Henderson calls for students to put pressure on the uni at today’s Bristo Square rally

The deadline for voting is tomorrow evening

How to be a prick in the Edinburgh Uni gym

Did you really just do a 15k and not wipe down that bike?

Edinburgh Uni to completely divest from fossil fuels within the next three years


The controversial new Principal of Edinburgh is being given a 33 per cent wage increase and a £410,000 ‘welcome package’

Easy for some

Exact plans for four weeks of staff strikes at Edinburgh released

Can we have our money back please?

Clubbers of the Week

Week two, week woo

Rascals are now selling pizza INSIDE the club from tonight

No need to trek to Maccies or Scotmid anymore

740 Edinburgh Uni staff vote to say they’re prepared to strike over pension changes

A strike could take place as soon as next month

Edinburgh Uni FINALLY apologises to Esme Allman for its lack of support when false claims were made about her in the national papers

It follows apologies made by The Times and The Daily Mail

Meet the Edinburgh students who won £4,500 on Pointless and spent most of it on nights out

They even gave Central African Republic as an answer

Silk to close down for good at the end of the month

Gone too soon

There was an escaped prisoner on the loose in Newington yesterday

Exams are enough to stress about

Monday’s exams and deadlines should be rescheduled after tomorrow’s unexpected library closure

How are we supposed to access the HUB reserve?

Australian rugby team forced to cut training short so the Peffermill pitch was kept in good condition for the Edi Uni team

Making life as tough for them as possible

Princes Street McDonald’s will no longer be open 24 hours a day from this Tuesday

You’re just gonna have to make do with Scotmid

An Edi sports captain was banned from Prow after an ‘indecent act of sexual nature’

The ban lasted two and a half years

The New Zealand rugby team were in the Edi uni gym this morning

They’re going to be around town for a few days

This is how you could win two free tickets to see Kendrick Lamar in Glasgow next February

Transport is included as well

Revealed: The Edinburgh degrees that are most likely to leave you with a 2:2

Choose your degree wisely if you don’t want a Desmond

Revealed: The degrees at Edinburgh that award the most firsts

Bet you regret choosing your degree now

An Edi fourth year has started a petition for the library to have higher quality loo roll

Not all heroes wear capes

Napier, Heriot-Watt and QMU students – we want you to write for us

The Tab Edinburgh is looking to expand

Castle Club near Princes Street has reopened under a new name

It looks a lot swankier than it did before

Edinburgh’s Maddest Fresher 2017: Round One


Nominations now open for Edinburgh’s Maddest Fresher 2017

You probably know a potential winner

Remnants of Hurricane Ophelia to hit Edinburgh tonight

Winds of more than 55 miles per hour are expected

The shady history of Edinburgh’s new Principal that everyone needs to know about

He starts in January

Edi third year scammed of £500 on Facebook Marketplace

He paid the money for a laptop that never arrived

Edinburgh the worst Russell Group university for admitting black students

Less than one per cent of Edinburgh students are black

There could soon be a train that goes from Edinburgh to London in 50 minutes

Visiting London might become a whole lot quicker

We asked this year’s Edi freshers what’s the maddest thing they’ve done or seen on a night out at uni so far


Someone made an ‘Overheard in Pollock’ Insta account and it’s exactly what you’d expect

‘Do you want to see a picture of me in Tatler?’

Revealed: Use of Edinburgh student counselling service has doubled in last five years

Nearly 3,000 students used the service in 2015/16

Everything you can expect to see at tomorrow’s Scotland Varsity matches at Murrayfield

Edi vs St Andrews at the national rugby stadium

Edinburgh rises thirteen places in new university rankings

Napier were the biggest fallers, dropping 23 positions

The Three Sisters will be having a two week long Harry Potter takeover

Use it well

EUSA, do the decent thing and invite the Dexys Midnight Runners to the Big Cheese in 2018

Come on EUSA

National papers have said Robbie Travers is being investigated for mocking ISIS, but it’s just not true

The university have confirmed this

Everything that Justin Trudeau should do in Edi to celebrate his honorary degree

It would be very disappointing if he’s not in Hive

Here’s everything Justin Trudeau just said in his honorary degree acceptance speech

Bae sweet-talked for a whole sixteen minutes

Exclusive: Justin Trudeau to receive an honorary degree from Edinburgh today

He’s basically one of us now right?

Justin Trudeau to attend Edinburgh graduation ceremony today

He’s probably come just to see you graduate

In 21 years I’d never been racially abused. Now it’s happened twice in two weeks

Hate crimes have risen fivefold since the Manchester attack

Edinburgh Airport ranked as the fifth worst airport in the world in slightly misleading survey

Surely that’s a bit harsh?

Edinburgh BNOC of the Year winner revealed

The second most important election of 2017

Edinburgh second year pens catchy anti-Theresa May song

“Your strength and your stability lie in your ability to fall through on your promises, that seems like fragility”

Innis and Gunn giving out free beer today in Edinburgh


System error tells hundreds of Edi fourth years that they won’t be graduating


We spoke to Edi MP Ian Murray about student loans, rents and having a lifetime pass to Big Cheese

“I’ve been a lucky accidental politician in the right place at the right time.”

Edinburgh BNOC of the Year: The Final

Who are you going to choose?

Edinburgh has it’s own VK Appreciation Society and it’s even better than you’d expect

It has over 600 members

Tennent’s gave out free tinnies in the Meadows today just because Obama is in town

They’ve got special ‘Yes T Can’ tinnies

McEwan Hall FINALLY to reopen to the public

Can we have Bristo Square back too pls?

Edinburgh BNOC of the Year: Round 4

What’s it going to be then, eh?

Huge fire at disused Edinburgh hospital

Over 60 firefighters worked through the night

Edinburgh BNOC of the Year: Round 3

Turn up the heat

Fly Club’s hilarious response to angry clubber’s review goes viral

Leave a one star review at your peril

Meet the Edinburgh medic who makes £25,000 playing poker in his spare time

He’s one of the youngest professional poker champions in the country

Edinburgh BNOC of the Year: Round 2

With great power comes great responsibility

Edinburgh’s business school ranks number one in the WORLD for its gender balance

41 per cent of its staff and half of its students are women

Missing 22-year-old found near Potterrow

He was ‘traced safe and well’

Edinburgh BNOC of the Year: Round 1

Tbh they’re all BNOCs in their own right

New Krispy Kreme store opening up in Edinburgh

This is not a drill

Edinburgh FINALLY takes some action against library desk hoggers

The new system isn’t exactly perfect though

I don’t care what you think, I’m still going to vote for Jeremy Corbyn

He’s not perfect and he’s not even Milibae, but he’s got my vote

Barack Obama is coming to Edinburgh next month

We serve at the pleasure of the President

All Edi first semester exams moved to after the Christmas holidays from next year


Edi comes last out of all Russell Group unis in ‘Student Experience’ rankings

We still finished ahead of Napier

Every reason why the main library is the worst place in Edinburgh

Why don’t the plugs ever work?!

Armed police protecting Edinburgh’s ‘key sites’ in wake of Westminster attack

Holyrood has also been criticised for not suspending Parliament out of respect for the victims

Patrick Kilduff wins EUSA Presidential election

Happy St Patrick’s day

Filming for the new Avengers movie starts in Old Town next week

Local residents have been warned that there might be “small explosions”

We spoke to the two main people running for EUSA President

Voting closes tomorrow

Edimeme are having a social in a pub just off the Meadows

It’s going to be huge

Edinburgh is the fifth best uni in the WORLD for Linguistics

We’re also in the top ten for Veterinary Science

We met with the EUSA President and asked him what he actually does

Turns out we have a lot to thank him for

Every reason why living in Edinburgh is better than living in London

Let’s be honest, it’s the place to be

Students will soon be able to take the 41 bus for free to Kings’ Buildings

It’s part of a month-long pilot scheme

Meet the guys behind Edinburgh’s original and funniest flat Instagram account

The Bernard Terrace Legends, or BTL for short

Revealed: The degrees with the highest and lowest dropout rates at Edinburgh

Of course very few people drop out of Medicine

The Tab Edinburgh Power List

The crème de la crème of Edinburgh

‘Girl punched’ and police on the scene as Edinburgh ball ends in carnage

The police and an ambulance were called to the venue

Why Sadiq Khan’s election as Mayor is so significant for British Muslims

He’s the role model we’ve never had

Ernst & Young won’t even consider degrees for grad schemes

Your 2:1 means nothing

Casual Friday: I tried to get into London’s most exclusive venues in trackies

The doormen were not impressed