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Student Council vote on adopting pro-choice stance, replacing Activities Representative system

On Thursday 27 October, Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) held their monthly Student Council meeting. The meeting discussed a motion on making the Students’ Association explicitly pro-choice, as well as an extraordinary motion to restructure the Activities Representatives system. It also discussed an expenditure request by the 93% Club to fund another #StateSchoolProud campaign, this […]

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Students’ Association to vote Thursday on becoming explicitly pro-choice

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) will hold a vote to become explicitly pro-choice during the Student Council meeting to be held at 6pm on Thursday on Teams. Submitted by VP Community Isi Williams, the motion would, if passed, make sure that students can access “free, impartial and non-directional” advice through the Association’s Advice Place. In […]

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Interview with EUSA VP Community Candidate, Isi Williams

Tell us a little bit about yourself! I’m currently a final year Sculpture student! Alongside my art practice, I’m a keen writer and editor-in-chief of a student newspaper called the Rattlecap. I started getting involved in student politics at the start of the pandemic where I led a campaign to get studio spaces for students […]

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The Student meets outgoing sabbatical officer Amanda Scully

With voting underway in the Edinburgh University Students’ Association elections, The Student sat down (virtually) with outgoing Vice President Community Amanda Scully to reflect on her record over the past year.  An International Relations graduate and a former co-director of Slurp, a student-run social enterprise focusing on homelessness, Scully was elected as Students’ Association Vice […]

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EUSA VP community candidate: Lets end the Reign of ‘Positive Thinking’ propaganda

Last Thursday we celebrated University Mental Health Day, our Student Union’s instagram was taken over by our fantastic Vice President Welfare. Niamh posted messages of support throughout the day and offered loads of great advice to students for balancing their mental health. I’ve been feeling down recently; running a fully digital campaign for Student Office […]

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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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Scottish Universities sidelined by No-Deal Brexit contingency plans

Last week, The National Union of Students Scotland (NUS) President, Liam McCabe, decried UK government plans concerning the status of European Union (EU) students studying in Scotland post-Brexit as “shortsighted, impractical and ignorant.” This came amidst serious fears that Scottish Universities will disproportionately suffer in a no-deal scenario. McCabe’s comments come following the recent release […]