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Welcome to The Broad,

unique in our lack of affiliation, political leaning or dependency on a student union.


In 2017, Oliver, one of our co-founders discovered this when trying to get involved in Edinburgh’s student journalism scene after a piece he wrote on a sensitive topic was published with the removal of key points and purposeful editing – all without the consent of the author. In response to this, Oliver and his friend and co-founder, Joseph, decided to establish The Broad: a platform free from the controlling pressures of student unions, societies and university faculties. Since then, The Broad has fostered an inclusive platform, publishing articles from all across the political spectrum and beyond into arts and culture. It has become more than just a space for students to speak and be heard, but a place for passionate debate and a stepping-stone for students into media and journalism. 

We have learnt a lot in the time The Broad has been running. Journalism, especially in this day and age, must maintain its integrity by being honest, well-argued and reliably sourced; something that we at The Broad ensure all our content is. Our editing process is one of collaboration between writers and editors, and we aim to be a useful, safe, and nurturing place for students to build their experience and portfolios. The world of Journalism is not an easy one to break into, but we hope to be a valuable stepping stone and helping hand.

At The Broad, everyone is welcome

The opinions on The Broad are those of the author and are no reflection of the views of the website itself or its owners.


The Broad’s operations are governed by our Code of Ethics. These can be viewed in full here.


In December 2021, we lost access to our old website and the majority of the content on it. You can find our statement here. 


If you wish to make a formal complaint to The Broad, you can do so by filling out the form here.

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