Scottish universities panicking over a potential drop in student numbers as entrants from elsewhere in the United Kingdom are deterred by the prospect of paying an extra Pounds 1,000 in tuition fees may consider suppressing copies of the Edinburgh University student newspaper. It contains an alarming account of freshers' week violence in Edinburgh nightclubs. In one attack, student Richard Clark ended up with seven stitches in his face and neck.
He told Student: "My friend was having an argument and I went to calm things down. The next thing I knew, I was being punched in the face and a glass smashed into my shoulder. The only thing I can remember is that the two blokes were Scottish."