Ellen MacRae

As your President, I lead the overall representation of our student body to the University. I sit on lots of managerial and governing committees both within the Students’ Association, and the University. Within these I have the privilege of representing the views and needs of our students as well as creating change to improve your experiences. It was the opportunity to work so cross-sectionally that drew me to the role!


My main goal is to work towards a University and a Students’ Association that is truly accessible and inclusive for all our students in order to cultivate a strong sense of belonging in our community. I believe this all starts with greater transparency and communication; I am always here to listen to your concerns and ideas, and I look forward to working with you!

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  • Hello! I’m Ellen MacRae, your Students’ Association President 2020/21.



    I have just finished my Biomedical Sciences degree, as a direct entry student, I have been in Edinburgh for three years now. The Students’ Association; through its societies, services and events, has truly enriched my time here; Racing2Paris and busking with the Clarinet Choir to name just a few! I started working for Students’ Association’s Venue Operations department (maybe I’ve met you at the cloakroom for Big Cheese!) in May 2019. It was here that I realised my passion for working for my student body, which is one of the main reasons why I ran for the role of President.


    I work with the rest of your Sabbatical Officers, to represent you – our student body – so please get in touch or get involved with our Student Council! As a team, I’m looking forward to creating real, positive change on our campuses and to cultivate a Students’ Association and University which is truly accessible and inclusive of all of our members.