Life in lockdown: An International Perspective

Originally from Chennai, India, PhD student Durai Arun Pannir Selvam shares how he’s navigating the pandemic. Arun is undertaking the third year of his research at the Institute for Digital Communications. He has also completed a Digital Research Services internship with the University’s Information Services team… https://www.ed.ac.uk/covid-19-response/our-community/life-in-lockdown-an-international-perspective       …

A close connection

The School of History, Classics & Archaeology has a strong tradition of working closely with the University’s Students’ Association and student societies, and throughout the coronavirus pandemic this relationship has been stronger than ever. https://www.ed.ac.uk/covid-19-response/our-community/a-close-connection       Image Credit: Roman Ruins and figures – statue of Marcus Aurelius, Panini, …

A Hybrid Journey

As September approached many young adults had a difficult decision ahead of them; remain at home and begin their next academic year online, or travel back to University. While many institutions converted their entire offering online, the University of Edinburgh decided to offer a hybrid approach, blending online teaching with …

A Strange Mix of Emotions

In this post and illustration, recent Edinburgh College of Art graduate Hannah Riordan reflects on her experience of learning digitally during the final months of her degree and highlights the challenges and opportunities that it raised for assessment, student engagement and well-being. A Strange Mix of Emotions Image Credit: Illustration, …

Learning Digitally: The Importance of Slowing Down

In this post, University of Edinburgh Students Claudia Elijas, a 3rd year in Geophysics and Fraser McBain a student of Economics and Politics describe their embodied experience of the University’s transition from face-to-face to digital learning and teaching and the importance of slowing down for both mental health and productivity …

Wants, worries and woes: Starting the semester on the same page

In this post, Kirsten Jenkins Lecturer in Energy, Environment and Society within the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies group and incoming Programme Director of the Energy, Society and Sustainability MSc., describes the importance of creating equity in the remote classroom in terms of both engagement and opportunities to succeed. Spotlight …

University of Edinburgh Business School: Hybrid Teaching for Undergraduates

Information on the teaching experience you will have as an undergraduate student at the Business School which will be used throughout the School in 2020–21. https://join.business-school.ed.ac.uk/undergraduate/hybrid   Jun 26, 2020

Hybrid learning – what do students think and expect?

In this report, High Fliers, the independent graduate recruitment research company, looks at students’ feedback to how their universities responded to the lockdown measures and resulting shift to remote teaching and assessment, and their expectations for a return to studying in the autumn. The survey received 803 responses from undergraduate …