10 things for June 2019
This month's essential news, events and opportunities for alumni.
1. Summer graduations
We will begin to welcome the new cohort of Edinburgh graduates on Saturday 29 June. You can watch the ceremonies, which run until Wednesday 10 July, live online.
2. Join us in Sydney
Alumni in Sydney, Australia, are invited to join Professor David Argyle, Head of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, for a University of Edinburgh reception on Friday 12 July. Professor Argyle will update on recent landmark achievements and exciting future developments at the University.
3. EUBC Henley Royal Regatta Reception
The annual Edinburgh University Boat Club Henley Royal Regatta Reception takes place on Saturday 6 July at 7pm at Henley Cricket Club. And EUBC alumni are invited to join.
4. Meet up in Boston
If you're in the Boston MA area, why not join our Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Mathieson, for a University of Edinburgh reception in Boston on Tuesday 16 July. A great chance to meet up with fellow Edinburgh alumni.
5. Chemists mark glove waste recycling milestone
Students and staff in the School of Chemistry are marking having saved one million pairs of disposable gloves from landfill. The School has recycled about 85 per cent of all its used laboratory gloves – amounting to 15 tonnes – since introducing a pioneering recycling scheme in late 2014.
6. Events celebrate centenary of Italian Studies
The University’s centre for excellence in Italian language and culture has launched a series of events to celebrate its 100th birthday. An event to mark the milestone hosted by Linda Fabiani MSP, Deputy Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, will consider what the future holds for the discipline at Edinburgh. It will take place at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 26 June.
7. Edinburgh ranked among world’s best
The latest international university rankings have reaffirmed Edinburgh’s position as a leading global institution. The QS World University Rankings 2020 have placed the University 20th in the world. Edinburgh is once again fifth in the UK, the highest position of any Scottish university.
8. PG alumni volunteers needed for Welcome Week
There's still time to be a volunteer helper at Welcome week. If you are a recent postgraduate who would be willing to give a 5-10 minute talk to 500+ new students about your experiences at Edinburgh, let us know by Friday 28 June!
9. MS maps reveal regional variation in Scotland
Orkney continues to top the table for rates of multiple sclerosis in Scotland, a study has revealed. Tayside has the highest incidence of the disease in mainland Scotland, while the central belt and Borders have the lowest rates of MS. The findings provide the first detailed snapshot of people affected by the disease across the country.
10. Staff recognised in Queen’s birthday honours
Four members of University staff have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
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