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Joining a School committee – My experience of being part of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee

There are different committees at our School and many welcome PGR representation. Over the last two years I have been part of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee, which aims to create a culture that values everybody and tries to develop a research and work environment that is fair, transparent …

PGR Reps 2018-2019

This academic year of 2018/19, as a group of six PGR reps, we have worked on different projects aiming to enhance the community of the postgraduate students. We wanted to enhance student connection in our diverse community of different personalities and backgrounds as well as to expand our relationship with …

PGR Reps 2017-2018

Representing a diverse learning community in the School of Health in Social Science In this post, the Postgraduate Representatives (2017-2018) at the School of Health in Social Science share their contributions towards organising events by integrating social and academic activities to engender a sense of belonging in a diverse learning …

Transition Voices – Navigating Change: An audio play

There has been a lack of studies that focus on young people with severe or profound learning disabilities. In relation to those with severe or profound learning disability, the transition process poses questions about decision-making capacity and how others can choose on behalf of the individual themselves.   In my Masters research, which …

Organising the Edinburgh Symposium for the International Consortium for Dementia and Wayfinding

When conducting my literature review, I found that there are pockets of research around the world about people with dementia who get lost or go ‘missing’, but that there seemed to be no platform for knowledge exchange.   So, in collaboration with a Canadian PhD student who I had met on …

Training as a young tutor: my experience of attending the “Introduction to Academic Practice”

As a PhD student, you will most probably get the opportunity to tutor undergraduate and/or postgraduate taught students. In addition to providing a (much welcome!) venue for income, tutoring experience advances academic career prospects, as it is an essential prerequisite for academic posts that involve teaching duties, such as teaching …

My experience of the “Edinburgh Teaching Award”

The Edinburgh Teaching Award (EdTA) is a self-reflective route to gaining recognition for teaching experience acquired in an academic context, while developing a better insight of one’s teaching skills and methods. It is offered by the University’s Institute of Academic Development. EdTA is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), …


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