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Liberation Officers start petition as university ‘fails in its duty of care’ towards transgender students and staff

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) Liberation Officers have begun a campaign urging the University of Edinburgh to show their support for transgender students and staff at the university. The Liberation Officers started a petition, which has so far gathered almost five hundred signatures, asking the university to release an official statement in support of the […]

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EUSA full election results announced

With the calling of the presidential race for Niamh Roberts on Friday, 18 March, Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s 2022/23 Sabbatical officer team has fully been announced. President: Niamh Roberts Vice President Activities & Services: Natalia EllinghamVice President Community: Isi WilliamsVice President Education: Sam MacCallumVice President Welfare: Lauren Byrne Speaking to assembled candidates and Sabbatical officers after […]

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‘Big plans for Edinburgh’ say new Liberation Officers

On 12 March the results of the Students’ Association elections were announced. Although usually taking place in the Teviot Debating Hall, this year the results ceremony was held on Microsoft Teams due to coronavirus restrictions. Among the plethora of positions up for election were the five Liberation Officer roles, which represent marginalised communities on campus, […]

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Who are your LGBT and Trans/Nonbinary Students’ Officers candidates?

This year’s student elections have kicked off and many have been wondering who to vote for. Often, most of the attention is given to the EUSA President and VP races; however, equally important are the Liberation Officers who will be in charge of looking after the wellbeing of our more vulnerable student populations. In this […]

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Get to know your Women’s Students Liberation Officer candidates

This year’s student elections have kicked off and many have been wondering who to vote for. Often, most of the attention is given to the EUSA President and VP races; however, equally important are the Liberation Officers who will be in charge of looking after the wellbeing of our more vulnerable student populations. In this […]

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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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Why you should stand for a Liberation Officer position

With time running out until nominations for the 2018 student elections close, The Student sat down with Diva Mukherji (Black and Minority Ethnic officer) and Kathryn Pearson (Women’s officer) to discuss what their roles entail, and why students should consider standing for liberation officer positions. When you are not a marginalised student, it is easy […]