Boycotts and Affiliations

There are some Students' Association policies which ask us to boycott or affiliate to particular groups, companies and campaigns. Details of these can be found below.

 

Boycotts

 

Nestle

Students passed policies at the Students' Association's General Meetings in 1982, 1992 and 1997 to remove Nestle products from Students' Association outlets. This related to Nestle's marketing of baby milk formula in developing countries.

 

The Sun

As a result of a 2012 referendum question, the Students' Association's Trading Committee agreed to remove The Sun from its outlets until they ceased publishing page 3 girls.

 

RBS

Up until 2016, the Students' Association banned RBS from advertising in its buildings. Student Council policy on this has now lapsed and the Students' Association no longer continues this ban. General Meeting policy on RBS still exists but it does not mandate the Students' Association to ban RBS from advertising in its buildings.

 

Affiliations

 

Stop Climate Chaos

EUSA passed a policy at Student Council in 2011 to affiliate to Stop Climate Chaos. Students voted to continue this affiliation in March 2020.

 

Right to Education Campaign/Friends of Birzeit University

Students passed a policy at a EUSA General Meeting (2005) to affiliate to both the Right to Education Campaign at Birzeit University and the UK charity Friends of Birzeit University. Students voted to continue with affiliation in March 2020.

 

National Union of Students

Students voted in a referendum (2004) to affiliate to the National Union of Students (NUS). Students voted to continue with affiliation in March 2020.

 

If you would like any further detail on these please get in touch (democracy@eusa.ed.ac.uk)