Further information on a variety of resources and platforms which provide valuable services in the current situation.
Some links and resources are dedicated to The University of Edinburgh staff and students but many are also open to all so please do review.
Please note that the list below has been collated from a variety of sources and the Bayes Centre is not directly linked to companies/departments mentioned (unless clearly stated), so should you have any questions regarding the below please use the links and contact companies directly.
Productivity & Learning
There are many free resources available to allow you to learn additional skills virtually during these uncertain times.
Learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. In light of the current situation they’ve also opened up a number of courses that focus on being productive while working from home, including tips on using virtual meeting tools to build relationships in a new working environment: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/help-consultancy/is-skills/linkedin-learning
Find full information and online training on useful skills and tools to help you work remotely and collaborate online: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/help-consultancy/is-skills/digital-tools-remote-working/tools-remote-working
With the move to remote delivery of teaching from 23rd March, Information Services have created an information hub that brings together all their current guidance and information to support remote working, and tools to support teaching online. You can visit the hub here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/teaching-continuity
The University of Edinburgh offers a range of free online courses that can be a valuable resource for academic skills and personal development. Explore our free short online courses which are available to all: https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/online-learning/free-short-courses/free-online-courses
Bayes Education also offers Data Skills Workforce Development, MOOC’s and Data Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI) are still accepting applications for all programmes for 20/21: https://www.ed.ac.uk/bayes/about-us/our-work/education
Discover a range of online resources that you can access anytime, anywhere, complementing our Edinburgh Innovations face-to-face services: https://www.ed.ac.uk/edinburgh-innovations/for-students/enterprise-toolkit
Learn is the biggest Virtual Learning Environment at the University of Edinburgh, supporting more than 5000 courses annually: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/learning-technology/virtual-environments/learn
COVID-19 - quality media information: https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/blog/coronavirus-science-and-the-media
Weekly online engagement networks - NCCPE, every Thurs, 11.30am / Virtually Social, every Fri, 2pm: https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/peptogether-online-get-togethers
Public Engagement Evaluation, Methods for Change: https://www.methodsforchange.org/event/public-engagement-evaluation/
Fast Track Impact webinars, 15th and 17th April: https://www.fasttrackimpact.com/free-webinars
Meetings and Events
We’re fortunate to have a whole range of online platforms and resources to allow meetings and events to be run online and still offer virtual networking to those working from home. See below for some examples:
Broadcast with the LinkedIn Live Feature: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/100225/getting-started-with-linkedin-live
Microsoft teams: https://products.office.com/en-gb/microsoft-teams/free
Eventbrite are offering advice about running events online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/l/coronavirus-resources-event-organisers
COVID-19 - Edinburgh Infectious Diseases workshop: https://www.ed.ac.uk/edinburgh-infectious-diseases/news/news/successful-edinburgh-coronavirus-workshop
In these challenging times, it's important to look after ourselves and each other, so detailed below are some resources to help with that.
Martin Lewis's free site saves you money and provides advice and tips regarding issues you may currently be facing: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/uk-coronavirus-help-and-your-rights
Calm, the #1 app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation have created a free resource page with meditations, stories, music, talks and more, all hand-picked to support your mental and emotional wellness: https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath
If you are fortunate enough to be able to support others, please consider donating items to local foodbanks. The list of items required is here: https://edinburghnw.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/. The locations of the Edinburgh foodbanks are all listed here: https://edinburghnw.foodbank.org.uk/locations/ If you are not able to do this but you would like to make a financial donation, both the links above have a DONATE button to click on.
Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) are gathering information, links and resources to help keep you informed and protect your mental health: https://www.samh.org.uk/about-mental-health/self-help-and-wellbeing/coronavirus-and-your-mental-wellbeing
The University of Edinburgh recommends a selection of apps and to help cope with (e.g.) anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress: https://www.ed.ac.uk/counselling-services/staff/our-services/self-help/app-solute-wellbeing-apps-and-web-based-programm
The Listening Service will continue remotely and you can make an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chaplaincy is also creating blogs to raise our spirits: https://www.ed.ac.uk/chaplaincy/for-times-like-these
The World Health Organisation has advice on: Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak
If you wish to add or provide updates to the list above please do contact Bayesemail@example.com