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Explained:The Students’ Association Trustee Board

With the Sabbatical Officer elections completed, the new team of five Sabbatical Officers will be running the Edinburgh University Students’ Association for the next year.  But the five Sabbatical Officers are merely a small part of governing the Association. It is the Trustee Board who are ultimately responsible for the wellbeing of the organisation.  Who is on […]

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The Student meets with two candidates for BME liberation officer

CW: discussion of racism A year of turbulence for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students has brought renewed importance to the role of BME Liberation Officer. The position is more pertinent now than it ever has been. After a series of racist attacks on Edinburgh students earlier this year, both on campus and online, a […]

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EUSA presidential candidate Alfie Garland: I am offering you a student union

This year, we’re not running a normal campaign. A year of lockdown, hybrid learning, and no Big Cheese has taken its toll. Student engagement has folded, and with good reason. It is hard to have faith in a system which drip-feeds you incomplete information. This needs to change. This drawn-out crisis has left us with […]

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The Student meets Rakshit Dalal

This interview forms part of a series of interviews that The Student will conduct with presidential nominees in the run up to the Edinburgh University Students’ Association elections that will begin on Monday 8 March. Rakshit Dalal is currently a postgraduate student at the University of Edinburgh studying for an MSC in International Relations. He […]

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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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The Student meets Alfie Garland

This interview forms part of a series of interviews that The Student will conduct with presidential nominees in the run up to the Edinburgh University Students’ Association elections that will begin on Monday 8 March. Alfie Garland is currently an Archaeology Ambassador within the School of History, Classics and Ancient Civilisations. He is also a […]