Tissue Repair Postgraduate Training Programme

Science, sport and sketching at the annual Tissue Repair Retreat

Students and supervisors enjoyed two days of science, sports and social activities on the shore of beautiful Loch Tay.

Tissue Repair Retreat 2019 - canoeiing on Loch Tay

This year's annual Tissue Repair Retreat was held at Firbush, the outdoor centre of The University of Edinburgh. The centre is located near Killin, on the shores of the beautiful loch Tay, surrrounded by  impressive hills.

Following an afternoon and evening of excellent presentations by students of three of the four cohorts on Monday, the evening was for socialising. Tuesday started with engaging and inspiring three minute thesis talks by the fourth cohort, after which it was time to relax and make the most of the outdoors activities available at Firbush.

Students and supervisors participated in a range of activities, and found themselves on mountain bikes conquering the woods, in canoes peddling on the loch, or strapped to crampons with ice-axe in hand, making their way up one of the nearby snow-covered munros (Tarmachan ridge). The weather was great, adding to the joy. The evening offered an opportunity to be artistic during competitive pictionary sessions in the bar. 

Tissue Repair Retreat 2019 - supervisors on Tarmachan