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Things to share - 10 June 2020

Keeping alumni up-to-date with news, events and opportunities.

1. PhD Horizons: Careers Webinar Series for PhD students

From 15 to 26 June 2020, the Careers Service will be hosting an online webinar series dedicated to showcasing the breadth of career opportunities outside academia available to PhD graduates of the University of Edinburgh.

The one day in person conference of previous years will this year be changed to daily one hour long online panel sessions themed by various employment sectors and lasting a fortnight.  This conference offers the following opportunities for PhD students, post-docs, and early career researchers:

  • Over twenty inspiring speakers from a wide range of occupations
  • Advice for making the most of your doctorate in today’s challenging recruitment market

More information and booking

2. Alumni entries sought for the Teaching Matters blog

The Teaching Matters blog is the University of Edinburgh’s space for debate about learning and teaching, for sharing ideas and approaches to teaching. July’s issue will focus on alumni experience with learning and teaching and the Teaching Matters team would love to feature blog posts written by former students on their experience studying at the University.

Find out how you can contribute...

3. Social work students help fight against pandemic

More than 20 University of Edinburgh students who are nearing the end of their education and training for practice, are opting to help the frontline fight against Covid-19. Some 26 masters students have now officially graduated from their two-year programme, eight weeks ahead of schedule.

Find out more...

4. Online Masters open days in human, animal and ecosystem health

Booking is now open for our Online Masters Open Days in human, animal and ecosystem health. The event takes place from 22 to 26 June and is for students who are considering making an application to one of our online masters programmes. 

Find out more...

5. Voices of the Planet: Gabriele Negro, Italy

The Seed blog hears from Gabriele Negro, a Widening Participation Intern in Student Recruitment and Admissions, on how the climate crisis is affecting his home country of Italy as part of our Voices of the Planet series.

Read on The Seed...