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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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Reviewing our curriculum – insights and learning

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In April, the Curriculum Transformation Hub was launched to support a long-term programme of work aimed at refining core elements of our curriculum and establishing the infrastructure needed to deliver this in line with the vision outlined in Strategy 2030: Curriculum Transformation Hub

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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.

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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A formula for success

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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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Embrace all things digital at this week’s Digital Skills Festival

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The University’s first Digital Skills Festival for staff and students is running this week, organised by the Digital Skills and Training team in the Information Services Group.

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One regret, one hope with Lesley McAra

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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 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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Hybrid Teaching Exchange digest – 11 May

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The Hybrid Teaching Exchange website showcases how colleagues across the University have approached the shift to hybrid teaching. Here, the team share the latest updates to the website.

The Hybrid Teaching Exchange is where colleagues can share work in progress, learning, insights, ideas, plans and resources to support hybrid teaching. The aim of these digests is to provide an overview of the site and highlight new and existing content that we hope will be useful and of interest to you and colleagues.An illustration of a bird's-eye view of a desk, with pens, pencils, papers and a computer and mobile phone

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University of Edinburgh Learning & Teaching Conference 2021

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Registration is now open for this year’s Learning & Teaching Conference focused on ‘Curriculum as a site for transformation’. Following the success of last year’s online conference, the 2021 conference will take place online on 15, 16 and 17 June 2021.

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The Barnahus: Scotland’s first Child’s House for Healing

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Last year the University began work on an exciting collaborative project – to build Scotland’s first Barnahus.

Dr Mary Mitchell, Lecturer in Social Work in the School of Social & Political Science, explains exactly what this is: “Barnahus – which means a house for children in Icelandic – is a child-friendly, multidisciplinary and interagency model responding to child victims and witnesses of violence.” Working with Professor John Devaney, Centenary Chair and Head of Social Work, Dr Mitchell is part of the team bringing this revolutionary concept to Scotland.

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