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Things to share - 24 June 2020

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

1. Webinar on data innovation and Covid-19

1 July 2020: Join Data-Driven Innovation and guests to discuss the vital role of data and data innovation in the recovery from Covid-19. Experts from the public and private sector will join University researchers looking at specific aspects of how data can help us shape a brighter future.

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2. Postgraduate Life - Frequently Asked Questions

The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine has been asking online and on-campus students to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about postgraduate life. You can read some of the responses and watch some of the previous live Q&A recordings.

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3. 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...

4. Epic books vie for UK’s oldest literary prizes

A dazzling array of books showcasing themes such as crossing borders, identity and personal transformation has been shortlisted for Britain’s longest-running literary prizes - the James Tait Black Prizes.

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5. Refugee Week 2020

The University hosted an online Refugee Week showcasing Edinburgh’s support of refugee projects, centring around World Refugee Day on 20 June. Some highlights from the day are available on the Edinburgh Global website:

Refugee Week highlights...

6. In Discussion with Alan Jope

Join us online on Thursday 25 June as we talk to University of Edinburgh Business School Alumnus, Alan Jope about his memories of studying and his career. Alan will cover a number of topics including his memories of studying Business at the University of Edinburgh, career progression, gender equality, and the impact of COVID-19. Includes the chance to submit a question to Alan.

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7. Product designers: volunteer for PhD study

Pyschology PhD researcher Liz Cooper is currently seeking product designers working on sustainable design projects, working in English, to participate in her PhD study - and alumni  can volunteer.

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8. The future of fashion: an interview with Pauline Op de Beeck

Edinburgh Alumna Pauline Op de Beeck was recognised as one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Retail and Ecommerce for her work in driving the fashion industry to be more sustainable. We chatted to her about her top tips on how you can influence the industry, her favourite material innovation and what she thinks the future of fashion will look like.

Read the interview...