School Reps

Each School at the University elects two Representatives – an Undergraduate School Representative and a Postgraduate School Representative. Their collective role is to represent their students to the School, the wider University and the Students’ Association.


The Undergraduate School Rep represents the needs of Undergraduate students, from first year to final year of UG study.


The Postgraduate School Rep represents the needs of Postgraduate students, including both taught students and research students at Master’s and doctoral level.


The School Reps are elected in the student elections which take place in March (for UG positions) and October (for PG positions). You should go to your School Rep if you identify an issue which crosses multiple courses and programmes. Relevant school-wide issues could include:

  • - Provision of study space
  • - Transport
  • - Teaching resources e.g. lecture facilities
  • - Teaching methods
  • - Access to facilities
  • - Communication

Your School Reps for 2019-20 are:

Undergraduate School Reps

Biological Sciences: Ai Guan

(Deanery of) Biomedical Sciences: IfeOluwa Taiwo

Business School: Vidur Khanna

Chemistry: Zena Younes

Divinity: Kirsty Munro 

Economics: Lisa Gmerek

Edinburgh College of Art: Apolloniya Vlasova

Edinburgh Medical School: Heather McAdam

Education: Callum Sibley

Engineering: Ophelia Tornyedz

GeoSciences: Rebecca Rees

Health in Social Sciences: Kennedy McCormack

History, Classics and Archaeology: Mickey Ferguson

Informatics: Qais Patankar

Law: Gethin Binns

Literatures, Languages and Cultures: Harry Banks

Mathematics: Winnie Zhang

Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences: Nathan Zou

Physics and Astronomy: Yicheng Wang

Social and Political Sciences: Dhruti Chakravarthi

Veterinary Sciences: Nirvana Leaver


Postgraduate School Reps

Biological Sciences: Cathal O'Reilly

(Deanery of) Biomedical Sciences: Viviane Schulz

Business School: Maheen Afzal

Chemistry: Victoria Porley

(Deanery of) Clinical Sciences: Catrinel Gheorghiu

Divinity: Stephen Dolan

Economics: Weitao Li

Edinburgh College of Art: Enfys Evans

Education: Maggie Song

Engineering: Bruce Wang

Geosciences: Abi Gardner

Health in Social Sciences: Alice Coulson

History, Classics and Archaeology: Brendan Tam

Informatics: Philip Cumner

Law: Vaibhav Malimath

Literatures, Languages and Cultures: Emma Aviet

Mathematics: Xiaxu Tian

(Deanery of) Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Science: Jackson Thein

Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences: Rajalakshmi Satarai Madhava

Physics and Astronomy: Ophelia Gunn

Social and Political Sciences: Innocent Mangwiro

Veterinary Sciences: Katie Anakin


To find out more about opportunities and key contacts in your School, please go to our School Pages.