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Repeat sounds aid infant learning

Babies find it easier to learn words with repetitive syllables rather than mixed sounds, a study suggests.

Course offers unique insight into film fest

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A short course that gives students the opportunity to attend film premieres and industry events will take place this June.

Documentary celebrates trailblazing director

A University academic has directed a feature documentary on Hollywood's first female director.

Choir to show how singing is key to mental health

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A unique musical project is seeking volunteers to join a choir that seeks to show how singing together improves mental health.

The Celtic Revival and Easter Rising examined

The Celtic Revival: more than a nationalist movement?
One of the world’s leading experts on Irish literature will present a provocative view of the Celtic Revival, the influential cultural movement linked with the Easter Rising.

Masters course receives stamp of approval

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A University Masters course has been recognised by a leading body of industry professionals.

Talbot Rice to be creative partner at Venice Biennale

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The University and Talbot Rice Gallery have been selected as one of the partners in Scotland’s entry to the world’s most important visual arts event, the Venice Biennale.

Language learning aids attention, study says

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Mental agility can be boosted by even a short period of learning a language, a study suggests.

Nursing Studies marks diamond jubilee

Edinburgh is celebrating the 60th anniversary of Europe’s longest-standing university nursing department.

Talent clocks in at Three Minute Thesis competition

The winners of the College's Three Minute Thesis heat have been announced.

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