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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 Elections 2022 Voices

Interview with EUSA Trans and Non-Binary Officer Candidate, Robyn Woof

Robyn (she/her) is a Civil Engineering student and she is running to be Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s next Trans and Non-Binary Officer. The Student interviewed Robyn to learn more about her campaign. Why are you running to be the next Trans and Non-Binary Officer?  I am running because I love my beautiful trans/enby community, and […]

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Interview with EUSA Trans and Non-Binary Officer Candidate, Lane Deamant

Lane (they/them) is a third year Social Policy and Politics student. They are running to be Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s next Trans and Non-Binary Officer. The Student interviewed Lane to find out more about their campaign. Why are you running to be the next Trans and Non-Binary Officer? In my last three years at Edinburgh, […]

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This Week in Hastags: Starbucks advert supporting trans charity wins over audiences

Starbucks have recently released their #WhatsYourName advert, recipient of the Channel 4 Diversity in Advertising Award. The advert depicts a transgender boy, who appears to be uncomfortable, as he’s repeatedly referred to as Jemma; his deadname. This ordeal continues until a Starbucks employee asks, for his name, prompting the tentative response: “it’s James”. We momentarily […]

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The quiet radicalism of ‘they’

As 31st December ushered in the arrival of a new decade, an inevitable onslaught of think-pieces and ‘best of’ lists have dominated media channels seeking to analyse the 2010s and locate some sense of zeitgeist in a culture that feels evermore divided. Perhaps overlooked against the annual round-ups of pop culture blockbusters are the humble […]

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Incoming Trans and Nonbinary Liberation Officer: Elliot Byrom

Elliot Byrom is the new Trans and Nonbinary Liberation officer for Edinburgh University Students’ Association. Jane Ditchfield, a writer for The Student, sat down with Elliot for a chat about his new role and trans and nonbinary issues on campus.   What is your job and why does it exist now? So, we’ve had various […]