Tag: community Page 1 of 18

Life on campus

Reading Time: 5 minutes

As the University slowly prepares for a phased return to campus, it’s important to remember those who never left. Here we speak to colleagues from Estates and Accommodation, Catering and Events (ACE) about adapting to the pandemic, and how their jobs have changed over the past 17 months.

Sarah Thomson is Catering Manager for four of the Grab and Go cafes. Her job has changed a considerable amount over the past year.

Read More

One regret one hope with David Farrier

Reading Time: 4 minutes

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 David Farrier, Professor of Literature and the Environment in the School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures.

Read More

Honorary Professorships 2020/21

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Congratulations to the Honorary Professors who have been appointed by the University over this academic year.

These appointments have been made between 1 August 2020 and 31 July 2021.

Read More

Celebrating our colleagues – 27 July

Reading Time: < 1 minute

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

Read More

We are open: a message from the Principal

Reading Time: < 1 minute

The University is committed to offering students as much in-person teaching and support as possible next year. Ahead of a wider return to campus, Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, talks about the plans in place to keep our community safe.

Read More

Why we need to talk about class in Classics

Reading Time: 7 minutes

When state schools are forced to offer narrower subject choices, the student experience in higher education is affected. But it also narrows social change and, arguably, the development of societies as a whole writes Claire Simpson, Philanthropy Communications Manager in Development and Alumni.

A crisis is looming for Classics. The subject, often perceived as elitist, is becoming harder to access for many working-class students, as many forms of Classics teaching disappear from state school syllabuses, especially in Scotland. Staff in Edinburgh’s School of Classics are working to tackle this challenge and improve class diversity.

Read More

One regret one hope with Wojtek Wojcik

Reading Time: 3 minutes

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 Dr Wojtek Wojcik, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist.

Mona Siddiqui: Tell us a little bit about the work that you do.

Read More

KB101 celebrations begin

Reading Time: < 1 minute

After being forced to delay celebrations last year, the centenary of The King’s Buildings (KB101) was relaunched on 6 July. This marked the day in 1920 when King George V laid the foundation stone for the first of the buildings, that would form part of The University’s new science campus.

Read More

Inspire Launch Grow 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute

Student entrepreneurs behind three startup businesses were celebrated at the Inspire Launch Grow 2021 awards earlier in July. A grip-strengthening robotic glove, an app to connect restaurants with food suppliers and a satellite system to monitor forest health were all named winners by an expert judging panel.

Read More

New micro-grants aim to bring green solutions to local communities

Reading Time: < 1 minute

Green Micro-grants worth up to £1,000 are available for local projects that improve the environment or have a positive social impact.

Community groups, small charities and other organisations can apply for one of the new micro-grants offered by the University.

Read More

Celebrating our colleagues – 14 July

Reading Time: < 1 minute

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

Read More

The sky’s no limit

Reading Time: 5 minutes

As the first female Astronomer Royal for Scotland, Professor Catherine Heymans is on a mission to lift our eyes to the marvels of the universe – writes Corin Campbell, PR and Media Manager in Communications and Marketing.

Professor Catherine Heymans at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.

“Utterly breathtaking,” is how Professor Catherine Heymans describes it.

Read More

Develop your skills: get involved in leadership and management

Reading Time: 6 minutes

In Spring 2020, the Learning and Organisation Development team in HR launched a new suite of leadership and management programmes. The new courses have been designed to help support both current and aspiring managers and leaders throughout the staff community and have recently been shortlisted for Best L&D Initiative in the CIPD People Management Awards 2021.

A year later, and the programmes are incredibly popular. A mixture of self-directed learning, online workshops and facilitated discussion groups, the courses run twice a year with increased capacity to offer places to all eligible members of staff.

To cover a range of opportunities, the courses are split into The Aspiring Manager, The Edinburgh Manager, and The Edinburgh Leader. Regardless of which of the three options you choose, the courses encourage delegates to examine and reflect on themselves, their role, and their goals, to help them maximise their potential.

Read More

Page 1 of 18

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén

css.php

Report this page

To report inappropriate content on this page, please use the form below. Upon receiving your report, we will be in touch as per the Take Down Policy of the service.

Please note that personal data collected through this form is used and stored for the purposes of processing this report and communication with you.

If you are unable to report a concern about content via this form please contact the Service Owner.

Please enter an email address you wish to be contacted on. Please describe the unacceptable content in sufficient detail to allow us to locate it, and why you consider it to be unacceptable.
By submitting this report, you accept that it is accurate and that fraudulent or nuisance complaints may result in action by the University.

  Cancel