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Welcome back!

After a year of anticipation, I’m thrilled to announce the much-awaited return of the “We Have Great Stuff” colouring book series. And this time we’re bringing you a brand new third volume dedicated to the incredible women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) who have played a vital role in shaping the University of Edinburgh into the institution it is today. 


I’m Ally, and I’m new here! As an illustration student at Edinburgh College of Art, I am so excited to be the colouring book intern this summer, working alongside the Interactive Content (IC) team. Drawing has been my passion for as long as I can remember, and during my studies, I’ve focused on books and educational design. Needless to say, being a part of this project is a dream come true for me. 


What’s next?

As many of you already know, the IC team has a history of creating colouring books inspired by the University’s images and locations. These books have been distributed in residence halls, well-being centres, university buildings, and other outputs around Edinburgh. In the past, the designs were collaboratively created through workshops, allowing everyone to experience the meditative process of creating and see their work in print. Now, with the third volume, we’re embracing new possibilities of collaboration. AI? ChatGPT? Who knows! I’ll be here for the next 10 weeks, dedicated to bringing you the best colouring book possible within that time, and I have lots of exciting things planned! 


Celebrating UoE’s Wonderful Women in STEM  

Unlike the previous editions, the third volume will highlight remarkable individuals—specifically, women in STEM. And let me tell you, there are countless inspiring women to explore! I spent an entire day researching, and I’ve only just scratched the surface. Here are a few of my favourites so far: 


  • Agnes Yewande Savage: In 1929, Agnes became the first West African woman to train and qualify in orthodox medicine, earning her degree from Edinburgh. 
  • Chrystal Macmillan: She holds the distinction of being the University’s first female science graduate. 
  • Marion Ross: Graduating from Edinburgh with honours, Marion went on to make advancements in X-ray crystallography and fluid dynamics.
  • Noreen Murray: A true trailblazer, Noreen helped to develop the first genetically engineered vaccine approved for human use– a vaccine against Hepatitis B.  

 Get Involved! 

If this sounds intriguing to you, why not register your interest? By doing so, you’ll receive updates on the project, opportunities for collaboration, and, of course, be the first to know when the grand finale—release day—arrives! 


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