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Edinburgh's first and Scotland's only student-led think tank. Buchanan is about turning ideas into action
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We have one more amazing opportunity to get involved with the Buchanan Institute for the upcoming academic year. We have opened our application to become a member of the Policy Campaign Group for one of our research teams. More information on a role above.

Link to the applications:

DEADLINE: Sunday, 3rd of October, at 23:59.
The applications for our Research Programme are open! If you are interested in researching, writing and publishing a policy paper, join one of our research groups this academic year.

Apply here:

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 22nd 2021
The Buchanan Institute has opened applications for the Comms Sub-Committee positions. If you want to get more involved with the society, understand better the running of the society and develop important soft skills, apply here: or through

DEADLINE: Sunday, 19th of September 2021
The applications for the GSPA Research are still open and the deadline is now extended to Monday, 26th of July 2021.

Apply here:
Another survey to help with our summer research!
The Buchanan Institute is collecting responses for our summer research project on the rise in Asian Hate crime. We hope this project will improve the university’s response and help students through their incidents. This is done in collaboration with Racism Unmasked Edinburgh!
Link to the survey below:

The summer research group working on University’s supply chains has created a short survey to help with their research. The survey is only 5 minutes long and all the responses will be very valuable in the research process. In order to access the survey please use the link below:

Thank you!
The applications for the GSPA Research are open now! It is an amazing opportunity for individuals passionate about climate action to contribute to the summer research on a database gathering country-level information on climate policy.

Apply here:

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: Friday, July 23rd 2021 at 23.59
The summer research group working on improving student democracy has created a short survey to aid their work. If you have 5 minutes to fill it out, the link is here:

Even if you don’t know anything about the EUSA process, your response will still be helpful.

Thank you!

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A deadline for our Summer Research Programme is in 2 days! If you want to become a part of a researching team for the upcoming summer apply through the link:

For more insight into last year research programme take a quick look at the overview of the previous research paper.

Would you like to explore how to improve university issues? Are you interested in researching and policy-writing process? Are you keen on meeting people with similar interest and working together?
If yes, than join us for our Summer Research Programme and get involved with the Buchanan Institute over the summer.

Applications are open until 4th of June.
Apply here:...
The applications for our Summer Research Programme are still open. Here are some testimonials from our previous programme. If you’re interested in applying use this link: We hope to see many of you there during this summer!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 4th 2021 at 23:59
The applications for our Summer Research Programme are open. If you’re interested in researching and publishing a policy paper, join the Buchanan Institute this summer.

Apply here:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 4th 2021 at 23:59

Our event on tackling elitism in university societies is tonight. Here we present a more detailed itinerary and a list of our wonderful facilitators.
An interesting and important event coming up this Monday at 5pm BST.

Join the Buchanan Collaborative initiative, Tackling Elitism campaign, BlackEd Movement and Feminist Society for a discussion on tackling elitism at university and in its societies.

Make sure to sign up with the Eventbrite link in our bio or here:...
ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2021--------------------------------------------

We are delighted to announce that the website for our Annual Exhibition is now LIVE!!!! Access it here:

Please have a look to find out more about the various research our teams have undertaken this year and attend the Q&A sessions that each team will be holding TONIGHT at 18:00-20:00 GMT!...
Our Annual Exhibition will be held online through a custom website this year, where you can easily browse through each group's policy proposal! Each team will also be holding a live Q&A session on March 25th 18:00-20:00 GMT.

The website will be released closer to the date so please stay tuned!

We enjoyed listening to and were very impressed by all the candidates' speeches. It was a very close race - we're very sorry to those who weren't elected this time but we hope you all continue your interest in Buchanan and remain a part of our work!

Massive congrats to our new committee members for 2021-22! We can't wait to see how you'll carry Buchanan forward 🥳...
Our Youth COVID Recovery group needs help with their research - if you are a young person living in the UK whose work situation has been impacted by COVID-19, we would love to hear from you!

Fill out their survey here:
It's only two weeks until our AGM - thanks to everyone who's registered interest already!

We're still looking for people to fill in the following positions:
- Communications Director
- Welfare Coordinator
- Conference Director
- Vice President

Please let us know if you have any questions in the comments below! Register your interest here:
Please help fill out this survey for the CERT researchers!


Our amazing stealthing research team need your help! If you are over 18 and feel comfortable to do so, please fill in our survey on stealthing in Scotland. All answers are anonymise and highly appreciated 🙌🏻

Link to survey here:...
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