10 things for September 2019
This month's essential news, events and opportunities for alumni.
1. Events to celebrate Edinburgh Seven
Do you know the remarkable story of the Edinburgh Seven? Join one of our autumn events to help celebrate these pioneering Edinburgh women as part of our 150 year anniversary celebrations to find out more.
2. Principal unveils Strategy 2030
The University has unveiled its ambitious strategy for the next ten years and beyond.
3. Tune in to Sharing things - a new University podcast
Sharing things, our new podcast, launches on Thursday 26 September. The nine-part series will explore Edinburgh people and what makes them tick through a conversation between two people – whether student, staff or graduate. Episode one features guests Prince Chakanyuka and Kezia Dugdale who talk about staple diets, bringing diversity to politics, Gordon Aikman, childhood and more.
4. Join us in Paris
Alumni are invited to attend an event in Paris on Thursday 10 October hosted by the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and taking place at Sorbonne University from 5.30pm until 8.15pm. The evening will include a drinks reception and a keynote speech by Professor Raja Chatila, Director of Sorbonne's Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics. If you would like to attend please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. University celebrates South Asia Week
South Asia Week celebrates connections with the region and this year runs from 30 September to 4 October. This year there is a wide range of events, including film screenings, exhibition previews, musical performances and more.
6. And then Africa Week
Africa Week celebrates the University’s engagement across the African continent, and takes place 24 - 30 October 2019.
7. Double win for Edinburgh at Scottish Varsity
Edinburgh Women's and Men's teams gave dominant performances at the Scottish Varsity Matches to claim a double win against the University of St Andrews.
8. Alumni gathering in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Join us for a joint alumni drinks reception with the University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde.
9. Principal’s prizes reward student accomplishments
Eight Edinburgh students have been recognised for their inspirational achievements.
10. Upcoming careers events
We have a number of careers-focused events coming up in October, including our flagship employers event, as well as vocational and industry-specific fairs.
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