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‘Against Trump, Against Hate’ Rally held in Edinburgh

On 12 November, an ‘Against Trump, Against Hate’ rally was hosted in Edinburgh in opposition to Donald Trump’s rise to power in the United States, and the violent hate crimes against minority groups that have followed his nomination. The demonstration was held by the University of Edinburgh’s Amnesty International Society, together with a group of American […]

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Student politics must bridge the gap between pints, policy and protests

It is not a particularly revolutionary statement to say that many people have a passing disaffection with student politics. One only needs to look at last week’s by-election and the record six per cent turnout to see that Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) has a serious problem with student political engagement. I feel mildly ashamed […]

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Liberation groups are a necessity for an inclusive university

It is standard practice at a lot of universities and the National Union of Students (NUS) to have groups which are specifically for marginalised groups to come together and organise on issues pertaining to them, and there are two very important principles behind this which must be respected: autonomy and self-definition. To this end, EUSA […]

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What can we learn about student politics from this year’s elections?

Conor Matchett recently wrote a piece in this section about the viability of candidates’ policies, and this is something which continued to bother me in this election cycle. There is little point in having candidates who run on platforms which promise changes that they are incapable of delivering. My favourite candidate this year was the newly […]

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Alec Edgecliffe-Johnson elected EUSA President with 2232 votes

Alec Edgecliffe-Johnson has been elected Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) President with 2232 votes. Competing against Theo Robertson-Bonds, who received 1493 votes, Edgecliffe-Johnson achieved quota in the first round of distribution, passing the threshold of 2005 votes. Running for the position, Edgecliffe-Johnson stated that he wanted to “create an international community where everyone can knowledge share and work together”, with […]

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Jessica Husbands elected EUSA Vice President Societies and Activities with 1224 votes

Jessica Husbands has been elected Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) Vice President Services with 1224 votes. Competing against Madeleine Payne, Husbands achieved quota in the first round of distribution, passing the threshold of 1161 votes. In her manifesto, Husbands prioritised the creation of choice among students and emphasised mental health issues by calling for group and Skype counselling. […]

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Jenna Kelly elected EUSA Vice President Services with 1024 votes

Jenna Kelly has been elected Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) Vice President Services with 1024 votes. Competing against Hannah Baker-Millington, Kelly achieved quota in the first round of distribution, passing the threshold of 950 votes. Kelly ran on a campaign making health her main manifesto focus, calling for a new health centre to be created at King’s […]

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Patrick Garratt elected EUSA Vice President Academic Affairs with 1382 votes

Patrick Garratt has been elected Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) Vice President Academic Affairs with 1383 votes. Competing against two other candidates, Garratt achieved a vote quota in the third round, after 220 second preference votes for Nataliya Bondareva were transferred after the second round.  Placing second was Harriet-Protheroe Davis. Garratt, a fourth-year history student, ran […]