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Things to share - 14 May 2020

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

1. Postgraduate Online Sessions

On 27 May, the University will run online advice sessions for those interested in studying at postgraduate level. Topics range from applications to visas and are completely free to attend.

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2. Rainbow Boxes bring joy to isolated hospital patients

Staff from the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (CMVM) have rallied to support an initiative set up by Alison Williams, a research nurse on the front line at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

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3. Music grad reflects on bothy experience

Music graduate Alice Hayward took part in ECA's new three-year partnership with the Bothy Project that sees recent graduates the chance to be creative in off-grid spaces. Alice visited Sweeney’s Bothy in November 2019 and has written about her time away, discussing the impact the Bothy has had on her personal and creative development.

Read Alice's reflections

4. Covid-19 Partnerships Fund

A new fund has been set up by the University that aims to make local and global impact during the Covid-19 pandemic. Donations to the fund will be channelled into partnership projects that seek to learn more about the virus, save lives and support the most vulnerable in our society.

More about the fund

5. Usher Institute COVID-19 webinars

In these unprecedented times we need to rapidly learn about the emerging evidence on COVID-19. This evidence includes not only what is being gathered, analysed and reported by researchers but also evidence relating to the approaches different countries and inter-governmental organisations have taken to respond to the pandemic. The Usher Institute's ongoing webinars aim to address and probe this.

The webinars