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EUSA Elections 2022 News

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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The Feminist societies that make Edinburgh: Girl Up

Words by Sharessa Naidoo (Girl Up President) What are Girl Up’s plans for the new year? Our theme for the year is ‘Information is Power’. We wanted to communicate Girl Up’s belief that all women in the world – and more immediately, at our university – have it in them to live a life of […]

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The societies that welcomed me

Will I make friends? Will I find where I fit in? Will I be lonely? These are all questions that run through Freshers’ minds in the months leading up to university. For most, moving away from home isn’t easy. Starting over in a new city, you leave everything and everyone you know behind; for international […]

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Meet the student organisation taking down the barriers to a truly multicultural Edinburgh

Imagine for a moment that you have just arrived at university, but you don’t speak the language; everything from the money to the plug sockets is odd, and home is thousands of miles away. This is the reality for many international students who make up about half of the University of Edinburgh’s student population. They […]

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93% Club and Tackling Elitism Zoom call interrupted by protestors

A Welcome Week social of two anti-elitism societies was interrupted by a group of unidentified individuals and had to be shut down after one of the hosts of the meeting received a threatening message. The ‘93% Club Edinburgh’ was set up earlier this year to promote access and opportunity for state-educated students at the University […]