Easter Bush Campus awarded community engagement prize
Easter Bush Campus has been recognised by Scottish Enterprise for work carried out in the local community.
Val White, Campus Operations Officer collected the award on behalf of The Roslin Institute and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Awards on Friday 4th February. Forth Valley College and GSK Montrose were also shortlisted for the award but Easter Bush were selected winners in recognition of their outstanding engagement and outreach projects.
The recognition by Scottish Enterprise highlights wide-ranging engagement by staff and students with the local area. Community engagement includes participation in the Midlothian Science Festival, inviting the neighbours in on Campus Open Day as well as extensive contributions to the local schools programme.
Winning this award is due to outstanding work and dedication by our staff across a great many initiatives and I am very pleased that this award has highlighted this aspect of our work with the community.
Easter Bush staff and students are involved in many innovative outreach programmes and activities. The highly successful ‘Science Insights’ work experience programme has proved very successful and the campus is also involved with ‘Career Ready’ a mentoring scheme for high school students.
Veterinary care for the homeless
The award also recognises the work carried out by clinical staff and students who provide advice and a basic veterinary service across a number of Edinburgh housing associations, including the student-led veterinary care provided to the homeless in the area.
As the Campus grows, we look forward to furthering our links with local businesses and Midlothian Council to support and expand our interactions with local communities