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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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Last Monday we hosted our annual exhibition and our researchers had a chance to present the results of their year-long research projects!

Some of the papers have already been published, so make sure to go to our website to give them a read! And make sure you check our website regularly for more papers being posted really soon!

It’s been a good year for Buchanan and we...

We enjoyed meeting all the candidates on Monday and listening to all of your speeches, they were very impressive!

Massive congratulations to our new committee 2022/2023! Can’t wait to see where you’ll carry Buchanan forward! We will have our EGM to vote for conference director early on next year, so keep an eye out for that if you still want to get involved with...

We are delighted to announce that our Annual Exhibition will take place on the 28th of March 2022 at the St Ninians Hall, the Charteris Centre, between 5:30 and 7:30 pm.

Please, join us then to find out more about the various research our teams have undertaken this year and see their research findings before the papers get published.

Hope to see you there!
Another short survey to help our researchers with their project, this time on democratising food sustainability!

If you have a few minutes to spare and want to share your views on this topic, please fill in the survey! Link below!
One of our research teams has prepared a short survey on misinformation on social media, to help with their research.

If you have 5 minutes, please make sure you’ll fill in it!

Link to the survey below!
Additional committee role for our AGM in March!

We’re introducing a new role to our committee: Campaign Director, and it’s another position you can apply for during our AGM.
Details and responsibilities of this role are stated above, but given that this is a new position there is a lot of scope for you to experiment with it and take it into director you want.
If you’re interested in...
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is where we elect our new committee members for the 2022/2023 academic year! Check out different roles that are up for running this year!

This year the AGM will take place in person, 21st of March, Teviot Study, 7-8:30pm.

If you want to run for committee positions, please fill in the interest form. During the AGM you’ll be asked to deliver a 1-2...
One of our research teams has prepared a short survey on Scottish health communication and the Covid crisis to help with their research.

If you have 5 minutes, please make sure you’ll fill it in!

Link to the survey below!
Exciting announcement!!

We’ve just updated our website and published our research papers from last year and summer research programme.

Make sure to visit our website and check out our newly published research!
Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a nice break and are ready for the next semester.

We have another chance to get involved with the Buchanan Institute. Our policy campaign groups applications are open now. If you are interested in joining Buchanan, want to be involved in the campaigning aspect of policy making and want to work with a research team of your choice this is an opportunity...
As we’re slowly but surely approaching the end of this semester, here are some summaries from the first part of this year at the Buchanan Institute.

We’re proud to have such a diverse team and we’re exiting for the next semester with them!

If you still want to get involved with Buchanan we will have some opportunities coming up at the beginning of January so keep an eye out for them!

Hey guys! Heres a quick message from our friends at Product Forge:

Product Forge is running a Medical Visualisation hackathon at CodeBase in Edinburgh from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th November 2017 with Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe and Scottish Health Innovations Ltd.

Use this opportunity to develop your career, gain new skills, network with professionals, meet potential employers...
Come by the library and tell us what YOU would change about the world!
Did you hear student think-tank, fun research and socials? Wait no further and come down and find out what the Buchanan Institute does today and tomorrow at the EUSA Society Activities Fair!
In one hour, Buchanan-ers old and new will reunite for our first Freshers event of the year! Make sure you stop by!
"If I could change one thing in the world it would be Isis because it has spurred a refugee and financial crisis without precedent." Illina from Shanghai, Photography Student.

These are one among many problems we work on at the Buchanan, using research to develop policy-based solutions.
Come along to our freshers week events and see how YOU can be that change! #ideasintoaction
Summer recap #2: This summer, members from the Buchanan Institute met with MSPs such as Tommy Sheppard to obtain feedback on their civilian casualty monitoring proposal. After receiving numerous positive responses, the project is on its way to obtain an official endorsement by mid-October.

To see how you can also make real change at Buchanan, make sure to check out one of our Freshers events on...
Hello, Buchanan-ers! The Buchanan Institute is kicking off our countdown to freshers week with a quick recap of some of the amazing things we accomplished this summer.

This summer, the Buchanan Institute's drug reform proposal received official support from MPs such as Ronnie Cowan. In addition, members of the team were invited to attend a drug policy dinner in the house of commons!

To figure...
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