Something Solid When all is Tumbling: The Student Counselling Service in the pandemic

In this post, Fingal Dorman, Counsellor at the University’s Student Counselling Service, reflects on the challenges of carrying on with his work from home and the importance of providing a solid space for students in particularly disquieting times… Something solid when all is tumbling: The Student Counselling Service in the …

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 …

Adapting to Hybrid Teaching: The Staff and Student Experience (School of Engineering)

Staff and students from the School of Engineering share their experiences of adapting to hybrid learning. https://www.ed.ac.uk/covid-19-response/our-community/adapting-to-hybrid-teaching         Image Credit: Snow pattern, Zyw, Aleksander, University of Edinburgh Collections Catalogue No. 0016500 Oct 15, 2020

Recognising and Counteracting Transphobia and Microaggressions against Trans and/or Non-binary people: A Resource for Academics

This resource has been co-produced with students at the University of Edinburgh to help staff understand and recognise microaggressions based on transphobia and misunderstanding of the trans and/or non-binary experience. The resource provides practical steps to counteract microaggressions and transphobia and create identity safety for all our students and colleagues. …

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, …

Recognising and Counteracting Sexuality-based Microaggressions: advice for teaching staff

This resource is intended to help you to: Understand what a microaggression is |  Understand sexuality and the roots of sexuality-based microaggressions | Identify the most common forms of sexuality-based microaggression | Learning some practical ways to counteract microaggressions and create and inclusive environment for all students | Find further …

Recognising and Counteracting Racial Microaggressions

This resource, developed by Lecturer in University Learning and Teaching Rayya Ghul with artwork by Kirsty Johnston and in consultation with students: Aisha Janki Akinola, Tumi Akeke, Raahat Manrai, Brenda Mioki, Natasha Ruwona is intended to help you to: Understand what a microaggression is, Understand the effect of microaggressions on …