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Caring for our community: a new way to support students

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The coronavirus pandemic revealed the importance of community and belonging within universities but long before Covid-19 threw a spotlight on this, the School of Economics was tackling the challenge with the appointment of a Student Welfare Manager. Bulletin speaks to Lorna Quickfall about her new role.

In 2018 the School of Economics was faced with a problem; the community reported feeling a lack of belonging and connection within the School. Their answer? A dedicated role to listen and support both students and staff in overcoming the many challenges that come with the journey through higher education.

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Life on campus

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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.

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Continuing our commitment

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In September 2017 the University signed the Technician Commitment, pledging to raise awareness of our technicians, recognise the work that they do and support their career progression. The commitment is a nationwide initiative overseen by the Science Council and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Technicians Make It Happen campaign.

Sarah using liquid handling platform to normalise DNA samples to send away

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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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Explaining UniForum

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The University will be taking part in the UniForum data collection again this year.

The exercise will look to understand what our professional services delivery looks like at the University, benchmarking against other similar institutions across the UK, Canada and Australia. Colleagues from around the University will be asked to get involved in coding the types of activities which staff undertake as part of their role.

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Honorary Professorships 2020/21

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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.

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Edinburgh First phased reopening of meeting spaces

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As Scotland is now in level 0, Edinburgh First, the University’s hospitality and events team, has begun the phased reopening of University venues across the estate.

In accordance with Scottish Government guidelines, one metre physical distancing is required for indoor business events, which means St Leonard’s Hall has now reopened for meetings hosting 7 to 21 people; this also includes the option to book full catering. Perfect for teams wanting to meet face to face.

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We are open: a message from the Principal

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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.

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Q&A: Hybrid working at Edinburgh

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The University’s Hybrid Working Programme is looking at how working practices might evolve as we transition out of the pandemic and how best to support all staff whether working on or off campus. Here Gavin McLachlan, Vice-Principal and Chief Information Officer of the University, explains more.

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Why we need to talk about class in Classics

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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.

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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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Visions for Curriculum Transformation

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Here Ian Glen, part of the Curriculum Transformation Programme Team, shares what they’ve been working on recently.

The Curriculum Transformation Programme Hub has been up-and-running since late April and is the go-to place to find out what’s happening with this pivotal work to take the University towards delivering Strategy 2030: Curriculum Transformation Hub.

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

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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.

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