MSc by Research Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair

Public engagement

CRM postgraduate students participate in various outreach activities.

Growing stem cells at Midlothian Sci Fest 2019
Stem Cells at Midlothian Science Festival 2019

CRM outreach opportunities

The Centre for Regenerative Medicine is a centre of excellence in public engagement and leads a major EU project, EuroStemCell, which provides digital information and educational resources on stem cells and their impact on society in multiple European languages.

CRM has a flagship programme of engagement with local schools and the community, with participation by staff and students. This includes a pupil mentoring scheme (Science Mentors@Castlebrae), a community science festival, paid pupil internships, and apprenticeships in administration and finance.

During your studies you will have the opportunity to hone your science communication and public engagement skills through taking workshops facilitated by the University's Institute for Academic Development (IAD) and CRM's Science Communication team. You will also be able to participate in a range of public engagement activities the centre is involved in.

Liver Repair at Midlothian Science Festival 2019
Liver Repair at Midlothian Science Festival 2019

The University of Edinburgh is a major contributor to the Edinburgh Science Festival, which runs yearly during the Easter school holidays. University students can contribute to this science festival, as well as other science festivals and events, including the Midlothian Science Festival, which runs during the October school holidays. More information can be found on the websites listed below.


Public engagement activities at CRM

Edinburgh Science Festival website

Midlothian Science Festival website

EuroStemCell website

EUSci magazine

EUSci is a student-run science communication group (with a few post-docs and staff thrown in for good measure) at the University of Edinburgh. They publish EUSci Magazine, run a seminar series, follow local current events in science, and organise workshops and social events. Their activities are open to anyone: university undergraduate or postgraduate students and staff, and members of the community.

EUSci publishes a magazine which presents an in-depth look at hot topics in science, news from the world of science in and around Edinburgh, a selection of feature articles on diverse topics, interviews with famous scientists, book reviews, and more. Edinburgh-based scientists (from students to research staff) do all the writing and editing, while students from the Edinburgh College of Art contribute many of the illustrations. The articles appeal to general readers and specialists alike and the magazine serves as a venue for scientists to reach a wider audience and to hone their writing skills.

EUSci magazine is published twice a year. It is available online and as hard-copy, which is free to pick up all over campus and nearby coffee shops/pubs.

EUSci website