In March 1987 there were marches against the Thatcher-era loans scheme, politicians visiting campus, and a festival solely devoted to heavy metal across Edinburgh. Read more about it below….
On the day this copy of Student was published in March 1987, The National Union of Students Scotland branch organised a march against the instatement of a loans-based student funding scheme being enacted by the U.K. Government, to take place in Edinburgh, in which a large number of students and representatives from the University took part.
The University hosted the Scottish Secretary of State, Malcolm Rifkind, at David Hume Tower, where student protestors presented him with a giant “pill” to represent the “remedy” for education (a £35 per week grant for all students during term time, and no loans)
The Richard Demarco Gallery began its transformation and refurbishment on the day this issue of Student was published.
Edinburgh hosts the ‘Death to False Metal’ Festival, with lots of famous metal bands from around the world attending the festivities.
This month’s issues of Student are the bearers of bad news, from corruption in the SRC, betrayal from the Secretary of State, house fires and bus crashes. Read about the sad state of February 1988 here…
As students return from their Christmas Holidays to the new year of 1988, an issue of Student greets them, reporting issues such as student financial problems and the protest of a conservative MP on campus. Read more here…