Sharing things

Sharing things

It’s about people, their stories and our university community.

Category: Community

Lorna Hastings

Reading Time: 6 minutes Lorna Hastings (2021 Philosophy and Theology) wasn’t immediately sure what she wanted to do after graduation. But after some dedicated planning and research, she found a role with IntoUniversity, an organisation that provides local learning centres where children are inspired to achieve. In her Sharing things blog entry, Lorna tells us how this role has […]

Connor Spratt

Reading Time: 4 minutes Connor Spratt (Psychology 2020) writes candidly about his battles with an eating disorder while a student at the University, and how he used social media to help himself and other men who are experiencing similar issues. Current treasured object: My nunchucks. Picked them up as a lockdown activity but they are my therapy now. Song […]

Lauren Ridgely

Reading Time: 3 minutes Lauren Ridgely (Carbon Management 2019) talks us through her role on the Circular Edinburgh project, an initiative set up by the city’s Chamber of Commerce with the mission to help the City become more circular, help companies embed circular economy thinking and support circular economy projects come to fruition. Keep in touch and up to […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Dr Russell Jones is a two-time alumnus of The University of Edinburgh, having studied and researched creative writing as an MSc and PhD. He has published six poetry collections and two novels to date (plus hundreds of poems and stories in books and magazines), with another novel and a graphic novel due out later this […]

Begoña Pino

Reading Time: 4 minutes Begoña Pino is a creativity ambassador, visual thinker, remote team facilitator, and undercover agent of change. She is on a mission to unlock creativity in individuals and organizations. During lockdown she decided to write a book to redefine how we think about creativity and play in the workplace. Edinburgh degree: MSc Artificial Intelligence, PhD Education […]

organization that meaningfully propels and celebrates the advancement of women at all levels

Reading Time: 3 minutes Vasie Papadopoulos has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN), an organisation that propels and celebrates the advancement of women at all levels. Here she tell us what motivates her to be an activist for female empowerment and about what she is doing to help ensure […]

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