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Coronavirus: the democratic slump

The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting the world we live in. It is accelerating technological changes in society, exacerbating economic inequality, and calling into question the current global system. One key area the pandemic is affecting is global democracy.  In the wake of the coronavirus, the world faces the prospect of significant democratic decline.  Last year, Freedom […]

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NUS release demands ahead of Scottish Parliament elections

The National Union of Students (NUS) has launched a campaign entitled ‘Budget for Better,’ ahead of the upcoming elections to the Scottish Parliament. The campaign calls for a significant investment in the mental health services currently provided in Scotland’s colleges and universities, as well as increases to bursaries and to the student loan repayment threshold. […]

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Who are your LGBT and Trans/Nonbinary Students’ Officers candidates?

This year’s student elections have kicked off and many have been wondering who to vote for. Often, most of the attention is given to the EUSA President and VP races; however, equally important are the Liberation Officers who will be in charge of looking after the wellbeing of our more vulnerable student populations. In this […]

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Who’s who in the Disabled Students’ Liberation Officer campaign

This year’s student elections have kicked off and many have been wondering who to vote for. Often, most of the attention is given to the EUSA President and VP races; however, equally important are the Liberation Officers who will be in charge of looking after the wellbeing of our more vulnerable student populations. In this […]

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EUSA VP community candidate: Lets end the Reign of ‘Positive Thinking’ propaganda

Last Thursday we celebrated University Mental Health Day, our Student Union’s instagram was taken over by our fantastic Vice President Welfare. Niamh posted messages of support throughout the day and offered loads of great advice to students for balancing their mental health. I’ve been feeling down recently; running a fully digital campaign for Student Office […]

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EUSA presidential candidate Ellen MacRae: why I’m running to be re-elected

Now, more than ever, we need a President who can hit the ground running on day one. Student’s rights, livelihoods and futures depend upon having a President who is unafraid to speak truth to power. I’m Ellen MacRae (pronouns she/her), a biomedical sciences student and your current Students’ Association President. This year I have fought […]

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The United States 2020 elections and the future of presidential debates

“This is so unpresidential…” The former Vice-President Joe Biden lamented at the end of the first segment of Tuesday’s presidential debate between him and President Trump, neatly summing up the majority public opinion over what ensued over the course of those 90 minutes.  President Trump’s unrelenting interruptions had thrown the proceedings into chaos and had […]

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The Sri Lankan paradox: the country looks set to stall under Rajapaksa’s protectionism

Every time Sri Lanka looks like it is developing further to become a more democratic or liberal state, remotely more integrated with the rest of the world, it manages to reverse itself politically by electing an ultra-nationalistic protectionist with a human rights record that even Josef Stalin would envy. It’s what I’d like to call […]