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Interview with EUSA VP Activities and Services Candidate, Natalia Ellingham

Following Xander Mannix’ withdrawal from the candidacy race, Natalia Ellingham (she/her), a fourth year History and Classics student, is running unopposed for Vice President Activities and Services (VPAS). Nevertheless, she is competing against re-open nominations, so The Student spoke to Natalia on her goals for the role, her motivations for standing and why she stands […]

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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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‘What the hell? Who wrote this?’: VP of Education slams email about graduations

The Students’ Association Sabbatical Officer Fizzy Abou Jawad has said that emails sent from the university to all students will now be vetted by student representatives, ‘because there are so many things the university didn’t articulate properly that led to students feeling so let down’. Commenting on an email students received about graduations that sparked […]

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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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‘I will turn up at every MSP’s house in this country’: Interview with Jason Gallagher

As the EUSA Presidential Election is fast-approaching, The Student sat down with potential President Jason Gallagher. On review of his manifesto (which is available in greater detail at Candidate for the position of President (ed.ac.uk), he has pledged not only to make greater change across the University, but the mentality and involvement of students too. […]

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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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The Student meets Tom Ely-Corbett

Tom Ely-Corbett, a second-year Biological Sciences student running to be the next Edinburgh University Students’ Association President, spoke to The Student via email about his campaign and key policies.  Commenting on the 95 per cent increase in candidates for Sabbatical Officer positions from last year, he stated “I believe the reason for the surge in interest in […]

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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 […]