our executive committee 2018/2019

Nick Siegrist


Nick is a 3rd Year International Relations student originally from Frankfurt, Germany. Having been Secretary last year, he is taking on the role of President this year. As president, Nick is responsible for the overall direction of the society and management of its initiatives. 

Hana Gallego

Vice President

Hana is a 4th Year International Relations student. As VP, Hana is responsible for coordinating events, co-hosting the political debates and ensuring that EPU runs smoothly as possible together with the President. She's very excited to work with the new committee!

Bernhard Jurevicius


Bernhard is a 4th Year English Literature and Language student and Leviathan's Editor in Chief. Having been Deputy Editor in Chief last year, and Regional Editor the year before, he has worked with with the journal since his first year at the University.

Rachel Lonie


Rachel is a 4th Year Politics student and Secretary for EPU. She took over the role of Secretary this year, having been Director of Communications last year. She is responsible for handling the organisational tasks, as well as answering your emails. 

Sam Cooper-Philips

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Sam is a 4th Year International Relations student working with Leviathan as its Deputy Editor in Chief. He has worked with the journal since first year, starting out as a writer at first, then becoming a Regional Editor later. 

Maryam Jumani

Social Secretary

Maryam is a first year Arabic and Politics student and EPU’s Social Secretary. She is responsible for planning lots of fun and exciting socials for EPU members.

Aila-Kerim Zhunussova

Director of Publicity

Aila is a 3rd Year International Relations student originally from Almaty, Kazakhstan. Having been Leviathan's Director of Outreach 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.

Abrahim Assaily

Leviathan Treasurer

Abrahim is a 4th Year International Relations student. As the Leviathan Treasurer, Abrahim will take care of Leviathan's finances and help fundraise for the production of the journal. His goal to broaden the reach of Leviathan and attract students from all academic fields.

Alexander Basescu

Director of Outreach

Alex is in his second year at the University of Edinburgh, and 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.

Scarlett Attari

1st Year Representative

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

Charlie Salnikow

and Ben Fleming

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

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