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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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An interview with EUSA President, Ellen MacRae

Ellen MacRae discusses her second year as the Students’ Association’s President, plans for the upcoming term, and what students can expect upon their return to campus. As President, MacRae chairs the Students’ Association’s governing and managerial bodies and leads the overall representation of the student body to the University. Her role allows her to be […]

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EUSA calls for tuition fee refunds

On the 3rd August 2021, a Tuition Fee Refund Report was sent to the University of Edinburgh Senior Leadership Team by the Edinburgh University Students’ Association. This follows a Student Council motion that took place in February. The report outlines the impact that the pandemic has had on students’ university experience over the course of […]

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Ellen Macrae re-elected as Students’ Association President

The results of the 2021 Edinburgh University Students’ Association Sabbatical Officer elections are in. For the second year running, an all-women sabbatical officer team has been elected. The election results were: Ellen MacRae as President; Réka Siró as Vice President Activities and Services; Beth Simpson as Vice President Community; Tara Gold as Vice President Education; […]

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‘We need a President with experience’: Ellen Macrae on her re-election campaign

The Student sat down with Ellen Macrae, the current Students Association President to talk about why she thinks she deserves another year in the job. Why are you running again?In such extraordinary times, we need a president in office who has the experiences of a year already, who has seen how coronavirus has impacted a […]

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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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Interviews with your Student Election Presidential candidates: Ellen MacRae

Hi Ellen, can you tell me why you’re standing in these elections? I’m coming to the end of my degree – I’m a fourth year biomedical sciences student – and I’m now reflecting on my entire experience here. The amount of personal change that takes place at university is really overwhelming, to be honest. The […]