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VP Community Beth Simpson on tackling the housing crisis in Edinburgh

When Beth Simpson ran to be the Students’ Association Vice President Community last year, her main interests lied in sustainability and in empowering students to create positive change. However, as she says, the issue of housing quickly came to the forefront and stayed dominant for the whole of her term, which is now coming to […]

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Niamh Roberts elected EUSA President

Niamh Roberts has been elected President of Edinburgh University Students’ Association. Speaking to assembled Presidential candidates and former and current Sabbatical officers, Roberts said she was excited to take on the role, and was eager to integrate some of the ideas of her competitors. Speaking to The Student after their victory, Roberts said: “I’m feeling […]

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Activists occupy Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre

Around 20 activists from three University of Edinburgh-based activist groups occupied the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre on Friday night around 7pm. The groups involved are Staff Student Solidarity Network (SSSN) Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Justice for Palestine Society, and climate group Youth in Resistance. The occupation is in protest of inaction by the University on several […]

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EUSA Presidential race announcement delayed due to potential breach of campaigning rules

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) announced on Friday, 11 March, that the result of the race for EUSA President would be delayed. The Students’ Association said in a statement that this was due to “an ongoing investigation into a potential breach of the Election Regulations”. The statement, made on the Students’ Association’s Twitter account, did […]

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A Response to Marco Garcia Mendez

Editor’s Note – “In light of the ongoing allegations that have been made against the University of Edinburgh’s sexual violence redressal system, Aarti Mukhedkar has allowed us to publish a statement written by her. In the past week, The Student published an interview in which, Marco Garcia Mendez – who ran in the recent EUSA […]

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Interview with EUSA VP Education candidate, Henrik Bermanis

Why are you running for Vice President Education? During my first year at the University my peers and I experienced academic hardships, which could be attributed to University’s poor management of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as preexisting issues in teaching. I attempted to change this though existing mechanisms, like contacting course organizers and representatives, […]

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Interview with EUSA Women’s Officer Candidate, Hope Conway-Gebbie

CW: Sexual Violence Hope (she/her) is a third-year undergraduate student of Sociology and Politics. She is running to be Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s next Women’s Officer. The Student interviewed Hope to find out more about her campaign. Why are you running to be the next Women’s officer?   I am running to be the next Women’s […]

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The charge of the ‘woke brigade’? The case against Jimmy Carr

At the beginning of his latest Netflix special, Jimmy Carr sets out the distinction between his “jokes about terrible things” and the “terrible things” themselves. However, Carr’s show, released at the end of last year, has attracted widespread criticism for using the label “edgy comedy” as a weak excuse to promote less-than-thinly-veiled bigoted attitudes about […]