Mike Russel MSP, the Scottish Government Minister with responsibility for overseeing UK negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, visited Teviot Row House this morning to meet with a diverse group of University of Edinburgh students.
The group included Undergraduate and Postgraduate students from both UK and EU backgrounds, as well as Students’ Association President Alec Edgecliffe-Johnson and Achintya Gupta, International Students Convenor. Students were able to voice their questions and concerns following the recent referendum vote for the UK to leave the European Union.
Alec Edgecliffe-Johnson welcomed the chance to meet the Minister, saying: “Students have a massive stake in the future of this country, and it’s vital our voices are heard. Edinburgh University Students’ Association will continue to work closely with the University, the National Union of Students and others to make sure elected officials protect education and the rights of students throughout the negotiation process, and we’ll keep students up to date with any developments.”
The University of Edinburgh have created a dedicated webpage with information on the impact of the EU Referendum at http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/eu.