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


Editors in Chief Marissa Field & Lydia Watson

60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ


News Olivia Nolan, Victoria Belton & Ellen Blunsdon


Comment Oliver Lemarchand, Clea Skopeliti & Polly Smythe


Features Cassandra Lord & Lydia Watson


Lifestyle Paula Blanco, Ellie Parker & Saskia Peach


Science & Technology Christopher Lightfoot, Sophia Bashir & Claire Hutchison


Culture Beth Blakemore, Geir Darge & Alys Gilbert


Music Mia Abeyawardene & Marissa Field


Film Nico Marrone & Matt Rooney


TV & Radio Niamh Anderson & Bethan Morrish


Sport Charles Nurick & Matt Ford


Crossword Dr. John Wakely


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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The Student Newspaper 2016