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One in four people will struggle with their mental health each year and many more will be affected by the stigma surrounding mental illness. Mental Health and Wellbeing Week is a joint University of Edinburgh, Students Association and Sports Union programme, featuring events and activities focused on mental health. Students Association events Sports Union activities University […]
Mairi Chisholm, a Scottish war nurse and national heroine of World War I, was commemorated in Nursing Studies recently with an unofficial blue plaque. Siobhan O’Connor, who works at the intersection of nursing and technology and an avid STEM Ambassador, collaborated on a University-wide initiative to celebrate and recognise notable women who have contributed to […]
If you follow Black Mirror like me, I hereby confess that I find it to be one of the most intriguing series I’ve consumed on Netflix. For those who haven’t seen the episode Smithereens, a quick synopsis is given below [though I absolutely recommend watching it instead]: A middle-aged person by the name of Chris […]
From the photo, it may look like I have just returned from PHP Brazil. But alas, I was actually attending ScotlandPHP in Edinburgh. They didn’t have any ScotlandPHP elephants, but did have a few PHP Brazil elephants – bit random – so I picked up one of those instead. Maybe next year. Despite missing out […]
Dr Jackie Kendrick is a volcanologist and a field geologist at the University of Liverpool. She studies the mechanics of volcanoes combining laboratory data with evidence from the field. She is the person to go to if you have a question about volcanoes. It was great that the university got a woman speaker. Jackie in […]
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