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 …

Writing for Times Like These: A New Kind of Pandemic Pastoral Care

In post, Dr Kitty Wheater the University’s Mindfulness Chaplain shares the genesis and purpose of the weekly MindLetter which offers mindfulness techniques and a suggested practice for the University of Edinburgh community as part of the Chaplaincy’s pastoral response to the COVID epidemic… Writing for Times Like These: A New …

Good Mental Health and Wellbeing Practices

In this post, Joanna Fairweather an HR Partner in the Learning and Organisation Development Team, Human Resources talks about how to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing, how to promote good mental health and wellbeing practices, and highlights the support available from the University of Edinburgh… Good Mental Health …

How to Focus on Pre-Recorded Lectures

In this video, Dr Sarah Ivory Lecturer in Climate Change and Business Strategy and Director, Centre for Business, Climate Change and Sustainability (B-CCaS) talks about how to stay focused in pre-recorded lectures, and at other times like reading articles or books. She explores why focus is so important, and provides …

Hybrid Teaching: Guiding Principles and Core Values

These guiding principles and core values for hybrid teaching have been developed to try to find a common thread in hybrid teaching models, and to show that it is not so different to our usual teaching values. This helps to ensure the continuity of our professional practice in teaching. This resource was developed from a …

Digital and Online Teaching – Support to Get Started

As we look ahead to the remainder of semester 1 and semester 2 it is clear that we will need to continue to do a lot of teaching digitally and online.  Large and growing numbers of colleagues are involved and getting ready to be involved in teaching online, some for …

IAD Support for Hybrid Teaching

This page provides an overview of the support available from the IAD for hybrid teaching. The information provided here will complement wider support for teaching continuity, details available from the Teaching Continuity webpages. https://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/learning-teaching/support-hybrid-teaching   Sep 24, 2020

Health & Wellbeing

This website provides an accessible site from which staff can access a variety of information on health and wellbeing issues. The majority of this information already exists on websites across the University but this site will hopefully bring relevant information together, making it easier to find. https://www.ed.ac.uk/staff/health-wellbeing     Image …