VP Activities & Services

Rachel Irwin




As Vice President Activities and Services, I represent students on matters related to the Students’ Association commercial services, spaces and facilities, such as our retail outlets like Pottershop and our venues like Teviot Row House and Pleasance. I am also involved in coordinating campaigns on student development and opportunities, as well as working with societies and student groups, volunteering and social enterprises. I am determined to make the Students' Association activities and services more accessible and sustainable, and to use them to improve a sense of connectivity and community amongst our members.

Email me at VPactivities@eusa.ed.ac.uk







I am from Liverpool and came to Edinburgh to study History. I was motivated to run for the role of VP Activities and Services because its remit perfectly encapsulated what I’ve valued most at university. Being President of the History Society in my final year taught me the value of societies and student groups to our student community, and the vital support of the Students' Association. Working behind the bars at Teviot and Potterrow in term time and during the Festival gave me an insight into the commercial side of the Students' Association and the importance of its venues to our students as well as to the city.


Being involved in sport through intramural netball, football and hockey, and the Ladies’ Rugby Club, was a huge part of my time at university and highlighted the value of the Sports Union, with whom I aim to collaborate more. I want to ensure that other students have as positive a student experience as I have, and plan to use my insights into our activities and services to do so.