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Student Council rejects Nordic model motion

This week a student council meeting, held on 25 March , addressed the topic of student sex workers. Two antithetical motions were proposed by Lucy Da Costa and Nicole Jones, with Costa arguing against the Nordic Model and Jones for it.  A survey by Save the Student,  revealed that of 3,300 students, one in twenty-five […]

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Vice President Community calls for university action to reduce flight carbon emissions

The Vice President Community, Rosheen Wallace, has published an open letter to the University of Edinburgh calling for a reduction in carbon emissions resulting from air travel. “We, the students of Edinburgh University, are writing to you to demand rapid action to tackle the University’s carbon emissions resulting from air travel.”, the letter begins. “In […]

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Student Council votes in favour of motions that support strikes

The Stuent Council of Edinburgh University Students’ Association voted last week to support the industrial action of university staff. The council voted in favour of a motion and an expenditure request relating to the UCU lecturers’ strike that will commence later this month. The motion stated that the students’ association will make a statement in […]

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All motions and accountability reports pass at latest student council meeting

All three motions and all five sabbatical officer accountability reports voted on at the latest University of Edinburgh student council meeting have passed, as outlined today by the Students’ Association’s summary. The meeting, held on Thursday 21st November, consisted of two parts. During the first half, the five sabbatical officers detailed their work thus far […]

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All motions and accountability reports pass at latest student council meeting

All three motions and all five sabbatical officer accountability reports voted on at the latest University of Edinburgh student council meeting have passed, as outlined today by the Students’ Association’s summary. The meeting, held on Thursday 21st November, consisted of two parts. During the first half, the five sabbatical officers detailed their work thus far […]

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Controversial motion sparks debate at Student Council meeting

Elected representatives and members of the student body debated three motions last week at a contentious Student Council meeting. The meeting, held at Pleasance Theatre, addressed motions to make elected officials’ voting records available to students, reduce single use plastic in Edinburgh University Students’ Association venues, and support an open letter criticising Universal Credit. The […]

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Student Council votes to improve access for physically disabled students

The University of Edinburgh’s Student Council has voted to improve access for physically disabled students. This will be done by mandating Edinburgh University Students’ Association to lobby for accessible Changing Places toilets across the university’s campuses. The motion, presented by fourth year Politics student Oona Lilly Miller, passed with 100 per cent of the vote […]

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Controversial definition of ‘antisemitism’ debated in Student Council Meeting

A motion proposing that the Students’ Association publicly condemn antisemitism was debated in Student Council on the night of Thursday 27 October. The contention surrounding this motion mainly focused on the definition of antisemitism which the motion employed. The motion utilised the European Union Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC)’s working definition of antisemitism, […]