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Don’t forget our upcoming virtual events:

We’re hosting a variety of events in the coming months for senior phase pupils with a focus on specific subject areas. These interactive events are free to attend and your pupils can sign up using the links below and join us on our Zoom platform:

There will be an opportunity for students to learn more about the course, hear from various student and alumni panels and have their questions answered on the night.

Spotlight on Business and Management – 26th October (4:30pm-6:00pm)

Spotlight on Accounting and Finance – 27th October (4:30pm-6:00pm)

Spotlight on Law – 28th October (4:30pm-6:00pm)

Spotlight on Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management – 1st November (4:30pm-6:00pm)

Spotlight on Tourism, Hospitality & Events – 2nd November (4:30pm-6:00pm)

Spotlight on Digital Marketing and Business Analytics – 3rd November (4:30pm-6:00pm)

Spotlight on Fashion Management – 4th November (4:30pm-6:00pm)

Spotlight on Portfolio and Design – 9th November (4:30pm-6:00pm)

Spotlight on Portfolios and Fine Art – 10th November (4:30pm-6:00pm)

Spotlight on Sport – 11th November (4:30pm-6:00pm)

Spotlight on Media – 11th November (4:30pm-6:00pm)

Spotlight on Journalism – 17th November (4:30pm-6:00pm)

Spotlight on Applied Bioscience – 18th November (4:30pm-6:00pm)

Spotlight on Pharmacy – 25th November (4:30pm-6:00pm)

It’s Never Been Easier to Speak to a Current Student – Connect now

More information about all of our future ‘An Insight into…’ events is located here.

Success is right in front of you, you just need to take your chance and go for it! 

For the first time in two years we are having On Campus Open Day’s and we couldn’t be more excited.

The Forensic and Analytical Science degree at RGU provides students with key problem solving skills to progress in an exciting and fascinating forensic or analytical science career as well as.

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The Law School is working in partnership with
@UNHouseScotland
to provide the technological hosting for the From Paris to COP26 events, which aim to engage with all sectors in anticipation of the Glasgow COP26 .

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University of Edinburgh Upcoming Events

Monday 1 November

Scar Wars: from padawan to professor

 

Inaugural lecture of Professor Jonathan Fallowfield, Chair of Translational Liver Research.

 

Liver disease is a silent killer and is on the rise. It is now the biggest cause of death in those aged between 35-49 years old. Jonathan will discuss his research career, encompassing studies in patients and in the laboratory, and his search for new treatments, diagnostic tests and preventative strategies for cirrhosis and its complications.

 

5.30-6.30pm

On Zoom

 

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Wednesday 24 November

Research Insights

Our viral future

 

In the first of our Research Insights series for 2021/2022, we’ll be considering if viral pandemics are an inevitable part of our future. Join us to hear from Dr Richard Sloan and Dr Aaron Trent-Irving about the origins of viruses that have shaped our lives and how similarities between them could help scientists pinpoint potential sources of future pandemics.

 

4.30 – 5.15pm

On Zoom

 

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Monday 6 December

Edinburgh Medical Debate 2021

Surviving COVID-19: the future of the NHS

How will the pandemic influence changes in UK healthcare?

The delivery of healthcare has evolved significantly since COVID-19 swept the globe in early 2020, with many services adapting to ensure continuity of care while prioritising only the most urgent of patient needs. As new practices emerge, what impact will they have on the NHS and the society it serves? Join us for a panel discussion about the future of the NHS.

Speakers include Professor Linda Bauld OBE, Bruce and John Usher Chair of Public Health in the University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute and Chief Social Policy Advisor to the Scottish Government, and Dr Carey Lunan, GP and past Scotland Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

This event will be streamed live online from Assembly Hall, where a limited student audience will be joining our panel.

7.00 – 8.00pm

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Wednesday 8 December

Research Insights

Traveller Genes: genetics and ancestry  

In early 2021, a group of Scottish Travellers asked Professor Jim Wilson a question – could he look at their genes to try to better understand their origins?

For the second in our Research Insights series, Jim will talk us through the latest from the Traveller Genes study. He will be joined by Samantha Donaldson, one of the study contributors, who’ll share her perspective on why and how genetic studies like Traveller Genes are of interest to her community.

4.30 – 5.15pm

On Zoom

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Wednesday 19 January

Research Insights

Health data: what’s in it for you?

Join us to hear how researchers use information about people’s health to help make life better for the whole population.

4.30 – 5.15pm

On Zoom

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Wednesday 2 February

Research Insights

Science after Dolly: gene editing and ethics    

Twenty-five years ago, scientists cloned a sheep and called it Dolly. Join us to hear more about the science that followed this breakthrough and the questions it continues to raise about the ethics of genetic manipulation.

4.30 – 5.15pm

On Zoom

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What is Research Insights?

Research Insights is free, online and open to all. It’s a chance for you to explore research topics with scientists and clinicians who work in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and to ask them questions about their work.

Events will run online at 4.30pm on Wednesday afternoons between November 2021 and March 2022. You can find out more and register for these events by following the link below.

We’d love to know what research topics you are most interested in so at the end of each event we’ll ask you for your ideas. We’ll then do our best to find speakers who can cover the most popular suggestion at our final event in March.

We hope that you can join us at an upcoming Research Insights event, and if you think it looks good please share with your friends, colleagues and students who might be interested too.

>View the full Research Insights programme

 

Venturing Out CIC -October Holiday Activity Programme

Venturing Out CIC – October Holiday Activities!

Get the kids outdoors and adventuring this October Holidays with Venturing Out!

Venturing Out are running October Holiday Activities for children aged 8 to 14. All activities take place in East Lothian and include activities such as Bushcraft, Trail Cycling, Water Activities, Mini Expedition and Rock Climbing. Full information on all holiday activities can be found here: Outdoor activity camps for kids East Lothian and Edinburgh — Venturing Out

 For further information, you can email claire@venturingout.org.uk

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