Things to share - 15 July 2020
Keeping alumni up-to-date with news, events and opportunities.
1. Edinburgh Culture Conversations
The University's Culture Conversations is an online event series bringing together members of the public, artists, academics and cultural leaders to debate how the arts and creative sectors can help society recover from the effects of Covid-19. And alumni are welcome to join in.
2. Sharing things - write for the blog
We decided to launch the Sharing things blog because we want to better understand who our alumni, staff and students are. Not just professionally or academically, but the other bits too. The realities of life, especially now. If you're interested in writing for the blog and offering a snapshot of your life get in touch with Sonia, the editor, for more details.
3. Fresh Ideas Festival
Ideas excite us. They shape the future, add value, and influence change. Join us throughout August to hear from public figures, journalists, commentators, and more on the subjects of public leadership, entrepreneurship, education, ethics, inclusion, diversity and sustainability, and their fresh ideas for the times we're living in.
4. Supporting students during Covid-19
The University's Covid-19 Partnership Fund has added a student hardship element. More than 2,500 students applied to the University's hardship fund since Covid-19 government restriction were put in place in the UK. To date, the fund has raised more than £1.1m for Covid-19 research, personal protective equipment (PPE) production, community projects, as well as the recently added student hardship fund.
5. Graduate Jobs Fair Online
Open to all graduating students - explore your next steps and meet employers from across Scotland and the UK who are looking to recruit graduates for roles starting in 2020.
6. Webinar sheds light on predictive analytics
Interested in taking the University's MicroMasters in Predicitive Analytics using Python or training employees in data analytics? This online business information session on 22 July will tell you more.