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Interview with EUSA VP Welfare Candidate, Lauren Byrne

Tell us a little bit about yourself! Hi! I’m Lauren (she/her) and I’m a fourth-year Chemistry student. When I’m not trying to be a scientist I like cooking veggie food, exploring Edinburgh’s coffee scene and colour coordinating my outfits. I’m passionate about mental health and welfare, equality diversity and inclusion (EDI) and student support. Why […]

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Interview with EUSA VP Welfare Candidate, Yejin Jung

Tell us a little bit about yourself! Hi, my name is Yejin and I study MSc International Development. I enjoy walking around the city and talking with people who have different backgrounds from mine. I am really passionate about students’ rights, particularly the things that should be secure for those studying and living in Edinburgh, […]

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University webpage details transphobic microaggressions

A University of Edinburgh webpage has highlighted commonly used Trans and non-Binary microaggressions.  The page described explicit expressions, spanning from slurs to intrusive questioning, that remain unrecognised by many.  Microinsults and invalidations such as “I also wanted to be a boy when I was a child” were also shared by Vice-President Welfare, Niamh McCrossan, this […]

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“Absolutely no budge” on no detriment policy from Russell Group, says VP Welfare

As her term in office nears its end, Vice President Welfare of Edinburgh University Students’ Association Niamh McCrossan said the University of Edinburgh is unlikely to U-turn and implement a ‘no detriment’ policy.  In an exclusive interview with The Student, she said: “This is something that we have pushed hard on, we are continuing to push hard on, […]

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Tackling Elitism: Focusing on classist struggles at university

In October, Vice President Welfare Oona Miller’s launched the Tackling Elitism project, a means to challenge ‘elitism’ at the University of Edinburgh through creating a network of students who can advise on changes in university policies that affect people from various disadvantaged backgrounds.  The project’s first meetup was on Tuesday 1 October in Teviot Lounge […]

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Interview: VP Welfare Kai O’Doherty Talks Inclusivity and Anti-Oppression

The Student sat down with VP of Welfare, Kai O’Doherty, to discuss inclusivity, controversy surrounding pronoun badges, and more.  What made you run for VP of Welfare? Last year I was VP of Activities and Services and it was incredible to see how much change you could make as a sabbatical officer. This year, I […]