- In a ‘Freshers’ Guide’, new students are advised how best to survive the year ahead, including detailed information on societies, pubs, arts, movies and sports, as well as a guide to the best clubs in Edinburgh.
- Editors of Student take readers behind the scenes to reveal how the paper is put together every week.
- Some of the challenges women are likely to face at University are discussed.
- In an extensive interview with HRH Prince Philip, the then Chancellor of Edinburgh University outlines his views on the post war effect on the University. A curious snippet indicates that in the early 1980s Prince Philip would have been the people’s choice as President if the UK had become a Republic!
- A highly notable exhibition of the Emperor’s Warriors (Terracotta Army) comes to Edinburgh’s City Art Centre, with queues stretching along Market Street and up Cockburn Street!
- The theme of Apartheid features strongly in this issue, however not necessarily in the way you might expect. The front page contains an article on an Anti-Apartheid March recently held in Edinburgh. However, later in the issue we have an article complaining about the sale of South African paper clips in EUSA shop, and a particularly outraged letter about the inclusion of a ‘Special Anti-Apartheid Crossword’ in the paper Midweek.
- Another equally harrowing article was an eyewitness account from Edinburgh student, James Greenwood, of the earthquake in Mexico City.
- St Leonard’s Hall is revealed as the venue of choice for the reunion of the infamous St Trinian’s Old Girls.
- An Edinburgh student experiences the bright lights and cameras of the world of television.
- Philip Cullum describes his experience of participating in Channel Four’s Comment.
- At the EUSA General Meeting, a proposal to ban the sale of alcohol from all the Student’s Association House is proposed!
- The Edinburgh Leukaemia Appeal in conjunction with the Leukaemia Road Runners Celebrity Walk with Ian Botham as a key fund raiser.
- In an interview with Student, Jimmy Boyle, who was convicted of murder in 1967, talks about his artist career after his release.
- The newly established Edinburgh International Film Festival gets set for its second run.
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…