Month: March 2014

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We bid a fond farewell to our recent interns Nia and Angus. For the past two months they spent time with our Programmes, Communications and Engagement team. Here they reflect on their time and what they took away from the experience.

The latest news this week, compiled by Nia.

On 17th March 2014 a group of representatives of the University of Edinburgh visited HMP Shotts near Glasgow, to learn more about the type of work activities prisoners undertake in Scottish prisons.

Berkley campus

During my time as a student working in research labs in the US and the Netherlands, I was constantly impressed with the amount of materials and energy that went into our experiments and facilities, and wondered if anything could be done to curb that usage.

This week’s media summary by Nia.

Picture of Pascale Robinson, student volunteer

Student volunteer Pascale Robinson reports on a fair trade campaigner training session she attended in February 2014, organised by the Scottish Fair Trade Forum.

Photograph of Paul Chandler

Student volunteer Rachel Kaplan reports on the University’s public lecture on 25th February 2014 entitled ‘does fair trade make a difference?

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