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Edinburgh Science Festival returns

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The University community will play a key role in the return of the Edinburgh Science Festival this year, with dozens of staff sharing their expertise and insights, leading events and designing experiences for the public.

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Ahead of the game

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The University’s commercialisation arm, Edinburgh Innovations (EI), helps numerous staff and students each year turn their ideas and research into profitable services and companies. Based at the King’s Buildings, the team works closely with the University community and external business partners to match up ideas with opportunities.

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One regret, one hope with Jane Hillston

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In this series, Professor Mona Siddiqui, Assistant Principal Religion and Society, chats to members of our community to find out more about them. Each fortnight she’ll be asking, what is the one regret that has shaped their past, and what is their one hope for the future.

This week Mona’s guest is Professor Jane Hillston, Head of the School of Informatics and Deputy Vice-Principal for Research.

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Pride Month

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June sees the celebration of Pride Month; an opportunity to remember and recognise the LGBT+ community and their history.

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New Research Staff Hub

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A new section of the University website, dedicated to research staff, is now live.

The Research Staff Hub, supported by the Institute for Academic Development (IAD), has been created as part of the University’s commitment to the Researcher Development Concordat.

The Hub brings together resources from across the University to support research staff to undertake their role, develop themselves and progress their career.

It contains a wealth of information on topics such as open research, ethics and integrity and research partnerships, as well as funding, health and wellbeing, and community and networking.

There are also dedicated resources to help managers of researchers support the research staff they employ.

View the Research Staff Hub.

Celebrating our colleagues – 8 June

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Each fortnight bulletin highlights and celebrates the latest prizes awarded to our fellow staff members. Congratulations to all involved.

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The Students’ Association Teaching Awards 2021

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Staff play a pivotal role in the student experience at Edinburgh, from lecturers and tutors to supervisors, Personal Tutors and professional services staff.

The Students’ Association annual Teaching Awards provide students with an opportunity to thank staff for their hard work and celebrate the very best of teaching and support at the University, something that’s more important than ever this year.

More than 1,300 staff received more than 2,800 nominations, all of which were reviewed by a student shortlisting panel. The Awards were announced on the Students’ Association’s Facebook page.

The 2021 winners have now been announced and can be viewed below. Congratulations to everyone involved.

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One regret, one hope with Colm Harmon

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In this series, Professor Mona Siddiqui, Assistant Principal Religion and Society, chats to members of our community to find out more about them. Each fortnight she’ll be asking, what is the one regret that has shaped their past, and what is their one hope for the future.

This week Mona’s guest is Colm Harmon, Professor of Applied Economics and Vice-Principal Students.

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COP26Cast from the Business School

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Later this year Glasgow will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) which will see institutions come together to discuss how to accelerate the aims laid out in the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Leading up to COP26, the Business School is running a programme of discussions, bringing together experts in climate change to explore a whole host of subjects. Beginning last year, the COP26Cast series, which was live streamed on Facebook, has already amassed more than 160,000 views globally.

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Podcast: Sharing things 4

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Season 4 of Sharing things is now available. In the last year, lots of things have happened, yet it sometimes feels as if nothing’s happened. Sharing things is also still working from home, recording remotely, but the podcast has a new host and six new episodes for you.

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Celebrating our colleagues – 25 may

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Each fortnight bulletin highlights and celebrates the latest prizes awarded to our fellow staff members. Congratulations to all involved.

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Celebrating International Nurses Day

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As Wednesday 12 May is International Nurses Day, it seems fitting to take a moment to celebrate our Nursing Studies community in the School of Health in Social Science.

In this video, both staff and students share their experiences of Nursing at Edinburgh and talk about what it takes to be a leader in this field.

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The Researcher Development Concordat: Sparking a culture change

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When the University published its new strategy, the biggest change was a sharper focus on and commitment to its people. The University community is made up of around 44,000 students and almost 15,000 staff, not to mention our alumni, stakeholders and friends.

In light of this, it’s no surprise that early last year, the University signed the updated Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers (also known as the Researcher Development Concordat) without hesitation.

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