our executive committee 2018/2019

Conlan Ellis


Conlan is a fourth year International Relations student and this years EPU President

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. 

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. 

Jack Liddall


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 Social Secretary last year. He is responsible for handling the organisational tasks, as well as answering your emails. 

Eleanor Crawford

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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Harry McClean


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

Sachinda Dulanjana

Social Secretary

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

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.

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.

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.

Nikki Sutton-MacGregor

Director of Health

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

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

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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