our executive committee 2018/2019

Aila-Kerim Zhunussova


Aila is a 4th year International Relations student and was a Director of Communications for EPU last year. Her previous work was in the Outreach Team in Leviathan Journal. Always on the hunt for the best coffee in Edinburgh.

Ben Fleming

Vice President

Ben is a 2nd Year History and Politics student. As VP, Ben is responsible for coordinating events, co-hosting the political debates and ensuring that EPU runs smoothly as possible together with the President. 

Robert Jacek Włodarski


Rob is a third-year Economics and Mathematics student, who’s been involved with Leviathan since his first year in Edinburgh; both as a writer and Africa editor. Previously, he served as President of the European Union Societyand Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Columnist Magazine. He published articles in Leviathan, the New Federalist, Darrow, Insight Magazine and others, and worked as an Economics Journalist at Polish Press Agency. 

Maryam Jumani


Maryam is a 2nd Year Arabic and Politics student and Secretary for EPU. She took over the role of Secretary this year, having been Social Secretary last year. She is responsible for handling the organisational tasks, as well as answering your emails. 

Emily Hall

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Emily Hall is a fourth-year Urban History student who has served time at The Student, Fresh Air Foodies Magazine and Edinburgh Festivals Magazine. She couldn’t be more thrilled to be editing Leviathan as her time in the U.K. comes to a close and regrettably plans to move back to the United States for law school after graduation. Let her pet your dog.

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Charlie Salnikow


Charlie is a 2nd year International Relations student and Treasurer for EPU. He took over the role of Treasurer this year, having been a radio host for the Backbench previously. He is responsible for handling finances and organisational tasks.

Robert Fraser

Social Secretary

Robert is a third year International Relations student. This is his first year on the EPU committee and he is excited to organise lots of fun socials

Scarlett Kiaras-Attari

Director of Publicity

Scarlett is a 2nd Year History and Politics student. Having been the First Year Representative last year she is taking over the position of Director of Publicity this year. She is responsible for the society's social media output and website.

Keito Ido

Leviathan Treasurer

Keito is a fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing an MA in Politics with Quantitative Methods. He began working for Leviathan in his third year as an outreach coordinator and he now serves as the Treasurer and Secretary. His academic interests include social research, political theory, social policy, statistics, and law.

Jack Liddall

Director of Outreach

Jack is a second year History and Politics student at the University of Edinburgh. This year he will be taking on the role of EPU's Director of Outreach this year, meaning he will be in charge of Sponsorship deals and career events.

Cornelia Hedloy

1st Year Representative

Cornelia is a first year International Relations student at the University of Edinburgh, and will be taking on the role of EPU's First Year Representative position this year. 

Jeremy Haw and Gethin Binns

Jeremy and Gethin are hosts of Edinburgh Political Union's radio show, The BackBench. Join them every Saturday at 9AM on FreshAir Radio.

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