MEET THE TEAM

our executive committee 2018/2019

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Conlan Ellis

President

Conlan is a fourth year International Relations student and this years EPU President. Previously serving as the EPU Treasurer before studying in China for his third year, he hopes to make this year as engaging as possible amidst  covid-19

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Alexander Basescu

Vice President

Alex is a fourth year poltics student. As VP, Alex is responsible for coordinating events, co-hosting the political debates and ensuring that EPU runs smoothly as possible together with the President. 

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Robert Jacek Włodarski

Editor-in-Chief

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. 

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Jack Liddall

Secretary

Jack is a third year History and Politics student at the University of Edinburgh. He took over the role of Secretary this year, having been Director of Outreach last year. He is responsible for handling the organisational tasks, daily communications, event programmes and answering your emails.

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Eleanor Crawford

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Eleanor is a third-year International Relations student, previously working as the Deputy Chief of Production for Leviathan

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Harry McClean

Treasurer

Harry is a third year History and Politics student and Treasurer for EPU. He is responsible for handling finances and organisational tasks.

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Sachinda Dulanjana

Social Secretary

Sachinda Dulanjana Witharana is a postgraduate student from Sri Lanka who is studying MSc International and European Politics

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Alasdair Macleod

Director of Publicity

Alasdair is a second Year History and Politics student. He is responsible for the society's social media output and website.

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Alexander Kerr

Leviathan Treasurer

Alex is a fourth-year Law and International Relations student, previously working as the North America Regional Editor for Leviathan, while also serving as a copyeditor for the Edinburgh Student Law Review

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Zayneb Kenny-Shawa

Director of Outreach

Zayneb is a fourth year International Relations student at the University of Edinburgh. This year she will be taking on the role of EPU's Director of Outreach this year, meaning she will be in charge of Sponsorship deals and career events.

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Nikki Sutton-MacGregor

Director of Health

Nikki is a fourth year International Relations student at the University of Edinburgh.

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Maryam Jumani

Diversity and Inclusivity officer

Maryam is a third year Arabic and Politics student at the University of Edinburgh. Having previously been secretary, this year she will be taking on the role of EPU's Diversity and Inclusivity officer

Jonas Dein and Carter Wickham

Jeremy and Gethin are hosts of Edinburgh Political Union's radio show, The BackBench. Check them out on Facebook to listen to the full episodes!