Students in Edinburgh

Students in Edinburgh

Crockart set to quit role in clear stance on tuition fees

EDINBURGH West Liberal Democrat MP Mike Crockart was today set to quit as a ministerial aide and vote against the Government in tonight's vote on tuition fees.

Student: 'I was made redundant'

Matthew McPherson from Edinburgh is entering his last year of a sociology degree, but believes his final grade will suffer due to work commitments and financial pressures.

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One in three students have considered dropping out over finance

MORE than a third of Scotland's students have considered dropping out from their studies because of financial pressures, according to a new report.

College to cut one in 10 jobs after number of foreign students falls

ONE of Scotland's biggest colleges is looking to cut 50 jobs to save money after being hit by the recession.

Fears more students will drop out as jobs dry up

HARD-UP students struggling to find a part-time job because of the recession will be forced to drop out of university if the Scottish Government does not step in with extra funding, it was claimed today.

More students on the property books

THE student accommodation market has continued to show resilience in the economic downturn, according to Unite.

Meal ticket scheme for students

PARENTS fearful that their offspring will fail to eat properly when they head off to university are being offered a new "student meal ticket."

Students who get rowdy after exams warned of police action

HIGH-SPIRITED students messing around outside exam halls can usually expect a stern telling off from staff.

Student fundraising is not all just cross-dressing and silly walks

IT WAS time for cross-dressing in St Andrews last week. Boys masqueraded as girls and girls made not-very-convincing boys.

Student homes complex approved at fourth try

A NEW student housing complex overlooking the Meadows has been approved by councillors at the fourth time of asking.

Debt preys on a third of students

THOUSANDS of students in Scotland considered dropping out last year because of financial hardship.

City gears up for fight over rulings on student housing

COUNCILLORS are set for a battle over their decision to refuse permission for a massive student housing complex – as they prepare to give the go-ahead to another scheme.

Tax plans would 'hurt students'

MANY students in Edinburgh would be worse off under SNP plans to replace council tax with a local income tax, Lothians Tory MSP Gavin Brown claimed today.

Students in Edinburgh flats scramble

STUDENTS are putting down deposits on flats up to nine months before they move in because of the shortage of accommodation to rent in the Capital.

Maths maestro's death a sad loss for his students

RENOWNED mathematician and keen cyclist Dr Stanley Richardson has died aged 64 following a heart attack.

Student debt doubles to £5,800 since 1999

STUDENT debt more than doubled between 1999 and 2007, a Nationalist MSP has revealed.

Planners over-ruled as bid for student flats thrown out

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a £22 million student flats development which attracted scores of objections have been thrown out by councillors.

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