‘Working together on the COVID-19 indoor transmission review and publication’ – A joint blog by UNCOVER student volunteers

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, four Masters in Public Health alumni and one PhD student from the Usher Institute share their experience as student volunteers on the UNCOVER project, which is a network of researchers and information specialists from the University of Edinburgh dedicated to providing up to date evidence review on COVID-19. They …

The ASID Project: A Student-Centred Outlook on the Development of Hybrid Teaching and Learning (Video & Podcast 15 min)

Reading Time: < 1 minute This post features Colette Sheard, a former student in the School of Mathematics in conversation with David Jordan, Chancellor’s Fellow and Reader at the University of Edinburgh School of Mathematics and Charlotte Desvages, a University Teacher in Mathematical Computing about the ASID Creation Support Project (Adapt, Support, Implement, Deliver) which …

Podcast Series: Student Mental Health & Online Engagement

Reading Time: 2 minutes This two part podcast series produced by the Institute for Academic Development examines the impact of online engagement on students’ mental health.  It explores the positive sides of online engagement, the downsides, the unintended consequences and what we can do to make things a little bit better. Listen: Episode 17 …

Tackling racism on campus: Raising awareness and creating the conditions for confident conversations

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Advance HE Project funded by SFC and led by an expert group of EDI practitioners, academics, tertiary education staff and students. The aim of this project is to develop evidence based resources to be used by Scottish universities and colleges as they respond the findings highlighted in the EHRC …

Learning From The First Wave of Students’ Covid-19 Complaints

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this blog post on WONKE, Felicity Mitchell (Independent Adjudicator at OIA) reflects on the first wave of student complaints linked to lock down. While OIA only covers England & Wales some of the themes and issues are likely to be relevant to other institutions… Learning from the first wave …

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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 change for the better?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Kate McCrae, a BEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering student, shares how from her perspective, hybrid teaching has improved her University experience. https://www.ed.ac.uk/covid-19-response/our-community/a-change-for-the-better Oct 22, 2020

A Hybrid Journey

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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)

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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