At the University of Edinburgh, we have fantastic student communities that meet, support each other and campaign together - but we as a Students' Association haven't paid enough attention to the socioeconomic divide that too often separates students from each other. This University's reputation is generally defined by its most privileged students, whilst the city of Edinburgh is often considered posh or upper class or otherwise inaccessible.
There are so many factors that influence how we experience higher education - our high schools, the money we spend on rent, whether our parents went to university, and so on. If you relate to this in any way and want to get involved in shaping how the Students' Association and University can better support and represent students like you, then come to Tackling Elitism on Tuesday 1st October.
This event will be an opportunity to hear from students who have encountered and want to overcome elitism at Edinburgh, and University staff who make it their jobs to break down these barriers. It will also be a chance to meet other people who share these experiences, and start the process of making change at the University of Edinburgh.
This event is open to all, though we in particular want to meet students who are from a low-income background, the first generation of their family to go to university, working class, care-experienced or estranged. We will provide drinks for attendees (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and will provide venue accessibility information soon.
FREE EVENT - Just turn up!