Gaelic language and culture are a huge part of Scotland’s identity as well as a large part of life at the University.
Bria Mason, Gaelic Officer, is passionate about promoting and sharing the Gaelic experience of life in Edinburgh to staff and students alike: “Gaelic is a rich part of the cultural life of the University, and of Edinburgh, that is often overlooked. The live tasters we used to offer were an opportunity for staff and students to learn more about Gaelic and how they could get involved.”
The University has organised a joint event with the University of Glasgow to discuss the ongoing commitment of Scottish Universities to their European links.
Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh will join Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Professor Kurt Deketelaere, Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and Professor Jan Palmowski, Secretary-General of The Guild to explore how universities will continue to work with European partners, and how existing networks will be crucial in maintaining UK universities’ involvement in European research discourse and collaboration.
The online event will take place on Friday 5 February from 1:30pm to 3pm. You can register for the event through Eventbrite.
The University’s Transport Office is partnering with The Bike Station to deliver online bike maintenance classes, free for all staff and students to attend.
The classes run from the 1st to the 12th of March and take place on Zoom. You can sign up for sessions through the Bike Station website until the 17th of February. Use the code UofE-spring to book into a session for free.
There are three different topics to choose from, with classes repeated at different times throughout the fortnight. They will cover the very basics of bike maintenance, puncture repair and everything else you need to know to get your bike ready for springtime cycling. The classes are capped at 10 people, meaning you will be able to get plenty of help and live support from The Bike Station’s head mechanic, who is leading each session.
The Bike Station is a charity which formed nearly 20 years ago as an informal bike swap at Sciennes Primary School in Edinburgh. They have since grown to become a Scotland-wide professional bicycle recycling business. Their Edinburgh branch is located on Causewayside, halfway between the University’s Central Area and King’s Buildings campuses.
As with all events this year, last week saw the University’s annual Carol Service take place virtually. Yet again the University community gathered around their computer screens to take part in the service online.
In June, the Principal co-wrote an opinion piece on the importance of international partnerships during troubled times. With the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and the imminent end to the Brexit transition period, the challenges for the UK’s HE sector are significant but thankfully the depths of the University’s international partnerships are more so.
Edinburgh Innovations is hosting a webinar with Dr Robert Langer, the internationally acclaimed Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientist and entrepreneur, later today – Wednesday 4 November at 3pm.
Join the Commercialisation Culture event to hear Dr Langer share his experiences and talk about the drive that has led to his unequalled success as an academic and inventor. There is also a chance to pose your questions for a short question and answer session.