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Living Rent Edinburgh: Tenancy Rights Info

Living Rent Edinburgh have put together some useful information regarding tenancy rights during the Covid-19 crisis.

 
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Government has announced its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to allow employers to keep paying staff who would otherwise have been laid off. The scheme will pay 80% of your salary if your employer designates you as being ‘furloughed’ due to the virus....

 
Exam Timetables and Processes Announced
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Edinburgh Napier University has announced its revised exam timetable. All examinations taking place in trimester 2 (April 27 – May 9 2020) will be taking place online through Moodle. This is a decision taken due to the impact of the Coronavirus.

 
International Hardship Fund

Please note that, due to the high number of applications received and awaiting assessment, this fund has now been closed by the University. This situation will be reviewed if and when additional funding is made available.

 
The Film Festival of Solitude

The Film Festival of Solitude is a film festival unlike all others. Napier Film-making Society are asking everyone and anyone who has a passion for film and a dislike for boredom to create “self-isolated” short films (rules are on the submission page) and submit them before the 5pm deadline on the 4th of May 2020.

 
Covid-19: Petition to cancel student rents
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NUS are asking all Scottish Universities and private student accommodation providers to do the right thing to help their student tenants during this global crisis. Please sign to show your support, to allow students to end contracts now...
#NotStayingNotPaying

 
Covid-19 impact on international students

Everyone at UKCISA and Universities UK International understands that it is a difficult time for many international students. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and advice from institutions, and from the governments in the UK and other countries is understandably being updated on a very frequent basis...

 
Covid-19: ENSA Office Closed, TN Ball & Varsity Cancelled

ENSA's on campus offices will be closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. You will still be able to get in touch with us by e-mail and social media. ENSA Advice will be available as an online service only via email. The Team Napier Ball and Varsity are sadly both cancelled.

 
Student Awards Agency Scotland - Covid-19 FAQs

Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) have created a list of questions and answers relating to higher education funding in Scotland. The list includes help with payments, funding, placements, study abroad and the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)...

 
Trustee Positions

Trustees govern and lead charity organisations as part of a board. Charities are always looking for new trustees, and it's a fantastic way to learn about the management and strategy side of charities while contributing to a great cause. Time commitment is often low, but being a trustee will look fantastic on your CV.

 
Youth Engagement & Research Volunteer - Positive Transitions

Volunteers will work as part of a team to design engaging youth consultations and work on a one-to-one basis with young people. They will be fully trained in befriending techniques and "hands on" social research skills.

 
Events and Membership Volunteering

The RSPB are looking to recruit volunteers to help with their events throughout the year. You will be involved from anything to helping to set up the stall, talking to members of the public, running interactive activities with children and spreading the word about the RSPB!

 
Where to go with any class or personal issues
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Do you have an issue about anything related to your course that you think may be affecting the class as a whole? Or are you experiencing personal problems?

 
Special University funds available for students

Have you suddenly found yourself in financial difficulty due to unforeseen circumstances, for example as a result of the current Covid-19 pandemic? If so, you can make an application to one of the University's Discretionary Funds and you may be eligible for some emergency funding...

 
Gig Buddy
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Whatever your music interest, we'll match you up with one of our service users who has the same taste in music and send you out to gigs free of charge. Not only do you get a great night out, you can also meet new people and help out a fellow music lover who would not get the chance to attend without you!

 
Fit for Health

Fit for Health would value the input of volunteers to assist with weekly long term condition classes. Volunteers will support a specialist instructor with delivering physical activity sessions and be responsible for conducting pre and post assessments. Volunteers are sought over a longer term basis (minimum of 6 months) and will be required to commit to a minimum of one to two hours of their time each week.

 
Social Researcher

We have developed a unique programme that equips volunteers to write good quality literary reviews on a range of topics around social innovation and modern day social issues. Volunteers receive training on how to review all different mediums of research.

 
Foot Carers
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Foot Carers assist clients to manage their personal foot care.
Poor foot care can lead to various health complications and can easily be avoided. We assist all sorts of people from the local community – including older people, people with disabilities and even those who are able-bodied.