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One regret one hope with David Farrier

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

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One regret one hope with Wojtek Wojcik

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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 Dr Wojtek Wojcik, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist.

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

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The sky’s no limit

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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.

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One regret, one hope with Nasar Meer

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 Professor Nasar Meer, Personal Chair of Race, Identity and Citizenship in the School of Social and Political Science.

Mona Siddiqui: Tell us a little bit about the work that you do at the University and your research.

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One regret, one hope with Jane Hillston

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 Professor Jane Hillston, Head of the School of Informatics and Deputy Vice-Principal for Research.

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One regret, one hope with Colm Harmon

Reading Time: 5 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 Colm Harmon, Professor of Applied Economics and Vice-Principal Students.

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Recovering from burnout: James Saville’s reflections

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Recognising and talking about your own mental health is more important than ever. This year’s Mental Health Awareness week offers an opportunity to take some time to check in with yourself and how you’re feeling. Talking about mental health isn’t simply reduced to mental health issues, it’s also about looking after your mental wellbeing and practising good habits too.

Everyone can suffer from bad mental health days and for many, these feelings normally pass. However, sometimes they can grow and you can become mentally unwell.

This is what James Saville, HR Director experienced in 2008. He was suffering from such severe anxiety and depression that he experienced a huge burnout and was signed off work. Here he shares what his own mental health experiences were like, and how he’s learnt to recognise and safeguard his mental wellbeing.

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One regret, one hope with Lesley McAra

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 Lesley McAra, Director of the Edinburgh Futures Institute and Professor of Penology at Edinburgh Law School.

Mona Siddiqui: Lesley, first of all, tell us a little bit about your research.

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Debora Kayembe, our new Rector

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In March, Debora Kayembe became the new Rector of the University of Edinburgh, the third woman to take up the position and the first person of African descent in the role’s 162 year history. Elected unopposed, Debora stood on a platform of tackling injustice, fighting racism and addressing the inequality of access to higher education.

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Introducing Curriculum Transformation

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Last week, a new Sharepoint Hub on Curriculum Transformation was launched for colleagues from across the University to gain an insight into how the first phase of this initiative is shaping up.

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One regret, one hope – Frank Cogliano

Reading Time: 2 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 Frank Cogliano, Professor of American History and Dean International, North America.

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Meet our new Chancellor’s Fellows

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In this miniseries, we celebrate the recent appointment of 40 of the University’s most promising early career researchers as Chancellor’s Fellows. This issue, we’re taking the opportunity to meet a few of the Fellows from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Dr Faye Wade, Dr Kathryn Nash and Dr Lucy Weir talk about the paths they followed into research and what the Chancellor’s Fellowship means for their work.

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One regret, one hope – Maryam Aldossari

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 Maryam Aldossari, Lecturer in International Human Resource Management in the Business School.

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