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IS News

The latest news from Information Services.

BITS - Issue 21 out now

The latest issue of BITS, the Information Services Group magazine, is now available online.

University wins UK Partnership of the Year award

The University of Edinburgh has won Partnership of the Year at Wikimedia UK’s AGM.

Essential maintenance of core IT services

There will be an essential maintenance event on Wednesday 11 July 2018.

Dick Vet Student Union website

Illustration showing different DVSU website pages displayed on a number of smartphones
New student hub launched for students and staff at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

Ada Lovelace Day 2018 - call for proposals

Ada Lovelace Day 2018 graphic
Submit presentation or workshop ideas for the University’s annual Ada Lovelace Day celebrations.

Growth of online learning

More than 7,000 learners have studied a degree online with the University of Edinburgh. A number of projects are underway to grow this community further.

Media Hopper Create - new user interface

Media Hopper Create
A new user interface for Media Hopper Create is being launched today. The new interface will improve accessibility and enhance the overall user experience.

Excellence in student employment

We're delighted to have been awarded prizes for our student employees and as an excellent employer in the Student Employee of the Year Awards (SEOTY) .

Celebrating 100 years of votes for women

To celebrate 100 years since the Representation of the People Act (1918) gave some women the vote, we held three #Vote100 Wikipedia editing events.

Widening participation

Our collaboration with the Lothian Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS) Summer School continued this year through the provision of Digital Creation and Information Skills training.

Microphones improve learning for all

We’ve learned from our rollout of lecture recording that the best quality and most accessible recordings are produced when the most suitable microphones are used.

DIY Film School supports film makers in India

Undergraduate students from the University used skills and equipment from our DIY Film School to document an amazing trip to India.

ISG on Apereo Board

Anne-Marie Scott has been elected to the Board of Apereo.

SensusAccess assistive technology

We are currently piloting SensusAccess software, enabling you to convert a range of electronic documents into more accessible formats.

Excellence in equality and diversity

Our PlayFair Steps equality and diversity initiatives, in Information Services Group, have been recognised as excellent by the judges at the recent Universities Human Resources awards.

Times Higher Education  

University of Edinburgh current staff and students now have access to Times Higher Education (THE) via a library subscription.