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Breaking down the 2019 election: what next for the UK?

Our political landscape has been transformed with disorientating speed. The December election just passed can only be described as a political cataclysm. The tribal loyalties that underpinned our two-party system have been overturned; Boris Johnson has achieved nothing less than an electoral hat-trick. How do we explain this? All the old certainties about voting patterns […]

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Postgraduate elections completed this month

Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s October elections, where students voted for Postgraduate student representatives and delegates for the National Union of Students (NUS) and NUS Scotland conferences, have concluded. Voting began on Monday 14 October and was available through the Students’ Association website. Postgraduate students voted for representatives of both their school and either a Postgraduate […]

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Interview with 2019/2020 VP Welfare: Oona Lilly Miller

How are you feeling now that you’ve been elected VP Welfare? At first I was really relieved but now, I’m actually really excited, I keep getting really distracted from the final five weeks of university. What was the week like? I obviously had put quite a lot on the line to spend that much time […]

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Interview with 2019/2020 VP Education: Steph Vallacey

Tell us about yourself. I’m Steph, newly elected VP Education, I’m in my fourth year of Health Science and Society, in the School of Health and Social Science. I’ve got my dissertation due in two weeks, terrified! How was election night, how did you feel right after, and how are you feeling now? Election night […]

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Interview with 2019/2020 VP Activities & Services: Beth Fellows

How did it feel when you first were elected, how did it feel in the immediate aftermath and how do you feel now a couple of weeks later? The immediate reaction was just shock! I was actually shaking from head to toe, I have never had a feeling like that. A lot of work went […]

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Interview with 2019/2020 President: Andrew Wilson

Tell us about yourself. I’m from Blackpool originally. I am a second year English Language and Linguistics student. Not politics as many people seem to think I do! First year I stayed in Kincaids and I had a flat with 12 different people which was honestly great. There was so many international students, I can […]

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Interview with 2019/2020 VP Community: Rosheen Wallace

Introduce yourself, please. My name is Rosheen, I am in my fourth year doing French and Linguistics.  What were your initial reactions of winning? I just couldn’t stop smiling, I felt so elated. Now I am just so excited.  What is your top priority within your manifesto points?  I think it’s the general area of […]

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The stagnant state of student politics

Used in countries such as India, Venezuela and Brazil, online voting has long been cited as a potential cure for our ailing voter participation in the UK. Yet if the recent University of Edinburgh Students’ Association elections are anything to go by, the opposite appears to be true. In a university of roughly 41,000 eligible […]