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Outgoing Sabbatical Officers reflect on “intense experience”

As a new set of Sabbatical Officers prepares to take on leadership roles in Edinburgh University Students’ Association, the 2021/22 team are reflecting on their time in office. Over the course of two terms as President, Ellen MacRae has seen the Covid-19 pandemic dominate student life. “It’s been an intense experience navigating that alongside students […]

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The Short Rant: Cheap Pints Now!

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March Teviot. We’re all bitterly familiar with the gothic frame that plays host to our student union. But I’m certainly not alone in saying it’s never been my first choice for a drink. Edinburgh is hardly renowned for cheap pints but Teviot is taking the […]

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EUSA Trustee resigns

CW: trans & non-binary discrimination  Levi Pay, a member of the Students’ Association Board of Trustees, has resigned from his position, following public pressure after a series of his tweets were circulated.  The tweets in reference stated that he would “certainly see trans women as male”, whilst he also said it would be “lying” to […]

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Hybrid learning set to continue

On Monday, students at the University of Edinburgh received an email from Vice-Principal Colm Harmon outlining the university’s plans for the next academic year commencing in  September 2021, in which he stated that “large lectures/classes will need to be delivered digitally”.  After the 2020-2021 academic year was dominated by a hybrid teaching model, meaning a […]

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The Student speaks to Vice-Principal Colm Harmon

Although having worked at the University of Edinburgh in his role as Vice-Principal Students since October 2019, many students have come to know Professor Harmon from the e-mail updates that he has frequently sent to students this year.  Reflecting on what has been an undoubtedly difficult year for staff and students alike, Colm recognised that […]

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EUSA presidential candidate Jason Gallagher: It’s time to be heard, Edinburgh

My name is Jason Gallagher and I’m running for EUSA president for a multitude of reasons. We have all witnessed during this pandemic how students have been ignored, vilified and victimised. I remember seeing reports of Edinburgh university handing out incorrect meals to first year students lured from their home with the promise of a […]

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Student politics is dying, and this election could be the final blow

You do not have to wait for the dust to settle to see the rubble of democracy on campus. Students have never been less engaged with the democratic process despite it never being more crucial that their voices are heard. The highest profile vote on campus is the Sabbatical Officer elections. It is where we […]

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Beef, muddled motions and misinformation on campus

By the time you read this, you will know the outcome of the ballot. This is not a polemic telling you which way you should have voted, nor a cry to boycott the process altogether. It is not an impassioned plea for you to put down your steak, nor a diatribe against the removal of […]