Stand Up to Racism: events planned

Join the Europe-wide UN Anti-Racism Day Demonstration on 19 March when tens of thousands march across Britain, with major mobilisations in London, Scotland and Wales joining thousands in cities across Europe and around the world to say no to racism.

Public Rally, Edinburgh, 2nd March

Build for the 19th March. Come to this important meeting to discuss these
issues, and how we can stand, up to racism, islamophobia and anti-semitism.

Speakers include Pinar Aksu (Refugee Rights Campaigner and activist), Aamer Anwar (Human rights lawyer) and Neil Findlay (Labour MSP for Almond Valley).

Teviot Row Lecture Theatre, 7.00 p.m.

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All Scotland March and Rally, Glasgow, 19th March

This is part of an international day of protests in European capitals to express our solidarity and support for refugees, and protest against the injustices of racist scapegoating of Muslims, immigrants and all minorities. It is designed to demonstrate our strength as a united community that celebrates our cultural diversity.

Assemble George Square, 11.00 a.m.

There will be a coach going through to the March from Edinburgh. It will depart Waterloo Place at 9.30 am and return from George Square, Glasgow at 3 pm. Tickets are £10 waged, £5 students and £3 unwaged.

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What’s the union ever done for me?

As part of UCU’s Recruitment Week, we are holding a special open meeting.

  • einsteinNever been a union member and don’t know?
  • UCU member and not sure?

Drop in to the Union Offices, 12 Buccleuch Street, anytime between 4-6 pm, Thursday 25 February and meet your UCU branch committee members and reps and find out what they do on your behalf.

Wine, soft drinks and nibbles provided

Guest Speakers

From 4.30 pm, we have two guest speakers talking about the importance of being in a union.

Prof Wendy Loretto,  Peter McColl (immediate past Rector)

Please come and see us – we don’t bite (but we might get quite annoyed about
injustice) and we’re very nice people who care passionately about the University of

PS to prove it … the worst thing that can happen is you’re given a leaflet to take away.

Roosh V supporters Not Welcome!

ercSometimes something comes along that just leaves you absolutely gob smacked.  The sheer idea of a pro-rape, so-called ‘pick-up artist’ hosting events of like-minded individuals (all heterosexual males, of course) in our major cities is abhorrent.

If this is news to you, catch up via this article.

The Edinburgh University Feminist Society has organised a counter-protest to this misogynist bully.

Date: Saturday 6th February
Time: 20:00
Place: Covenanter’s Memorial, Grassmarket
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UCU Edinburgh fully supports this action and encourages everyone who can to go along and support it.