The Student welcomes letters for publication. The editors do, however, reserve the right to edit or modify letters for purposes of clarity and length. Anonymous letters will not be printed but names will be witheld on request. The letters printed are the opinions of individuals outwith The Student and do not represent the views of the editors or the paper as a whole.

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If you are a student from the University of Edinburgh interested in writing for The Student, please email the section you are interested in writing for (contact details are below). If you have a story that you think may be of interest to the Student, please email the Editors-in-Chief, or the News section.

The Student is not just looking for writers! If you have an eye for design, love photography, or have a knack with website design we would love to hear from you. We also have a committee for those more interested in the business side of The Student: marketing, advertising, finances and distribution. If you are interested in any of these, please email the Editors.

Editorial Staff


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Editors in Chief Niamh Anderson and Polly Smythe

60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ


News Olivia Nolan, Victoria Belton & Ellen Blunsdon


Comment Oliver Lemarchand, Tilda Gregg-Smith & Rosie Hilton


Features Katy Minko & Alasdair Flett


Lifestyle Katharine Cook & Saskia Peach


Science & Technology Sophia Bashir & Dianna Bautista


Culture Beth Blakemore, Caitlin Powell & Immie Rosie-Wilkinson


Music Ruth Murphy & Angus Barrett


Film Theo Rollason & Imogen Herd


TV & Radio Ruby Walsh, Emily Hall & James Hanton


Sport Charles Nurick & Matt Ford


Crossword Charlotte Brown


Head of Illustration Vivian Marie


Photo Editor Georgia Forsyth Sypestyn


Copy Editor Sophie Beardsworth


Web Editor Adam Shaw




President Simon Fern


Secretary Claire Hutchison


Treasurer Nico Marrone


Head of Advertising Sophia Bashir


Head of Marketing Christopher Lightfoot and Annabeth McDowell


Social Secretaries Beth Blakemore and Rosanna Marshall


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