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“Local elections are where it’s at”: Interview with 2022 Council Election Green Party Candidate, Kayleigh O’Neill

This article was originally submitted on the 19th March Last Wednesday, The Student met with 23-year old Green Party candidate, Kayleigh O’Neill, who’s running for the city council in Forth ward, Edinburgh. Under the dome of Potterrow, bongos played next door, charging the political discussion which moved from housing to climate activism, to strikes.  Kayleigh […]

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Interview with Edinburgh students organising protests in solidarity with Ukraine

The Student interviewed Edinburgh students Liza Novikova and Helena Gorecka. They are just two of many who have helped to organize demonstrations to spread awareness and solidarity on campus and around Edinburgh city centre over the past three weeks.  While this article was written prior to the university’s ‘Statement on Ukraine’, the frustrations and topics […]

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Interview with EUSA Presidential candidate, Marco Garcia Mendez

What motivated you to run for President specifically? I’ve been part of this community for four years now and I’ve been involved with the university or EUSA in many different ways. I’ve been in the diversity and inclusion committee of the School of Politics, I’ve also been elected the School Rep, and I’ve sat in […]

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Interview with EUSA Presidential candidate, Niamh Roberts

What motivated you to run for the role of President specifically? I got really excited when I found out that the Sabbatical officer roles existed. I thought it was such a great way for students to be represented. And then I realised that there seems to be quite a disconnect, not only between students and […]

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Interview with EUSA Presidential candidate, Hugh Beaumont

What motivated you to run for President specifically? I’ve been paying attention to student politics ever since I started university. I’m doing a masters so I’ve been here for five years, and since the first time I ever heard about student politics, I started getting engaged. I’ve been reading the manifestos of people over the […]

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Interview with EUSA VP Education candidate, Sam MacCallum

Why are you running for Vice President Education? I’ve chosen to run because interacting with EUSA as a programme and school level rep has been one of the best parts of my UoE experience. That said, many students aren’t aware of EUSA, so I want to increase awareness about what they do within the wider […]

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Interview with EUSA VP Education candidate, Vlad Grigoras

Why are you running for Vice President Education? With Covid I have had a hard time focusing on my studies and enjoying a field that I genuinely thought of as the most interesting subject one could learn about. Over time I had noticed how this was all due to one underlying cause: I had lost […]

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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, […]