Staff news

Try something new

Staff are encouraged to make the most of Innovative Learning Week (ILW), as booking for events opens.

ILW2014, which takes place 17-21 February, is an opportunity for staff to:

  • cross academic boundaries
  • get to know colleagues and students better
  • challenge themselves
  • be creative
  • try new things
  • have fun

The week offers a chance for staff to explore new ways of working with students, which could be transferred into the regular timetable.

Plan your week now

More than 180 events are planned, with many open to staff as well as student participants. Events include:

  • Brainlab: control computers with your eyes and compose music through thoughts
  • Animal psychology: an insight into research at Edinburgh Zoo
  • Hydrogen-powered buggy building and racing in Bristo Square
  • The Great University Bake-Off
  • Strictly Come Drawing – with dancers as life models
  • Neuro Theatre: 'live' simulated brain surgery
  • Maths and Magic Cabaret Night
  • Forth Replacement Crossing visit

ILW2014 events for staff

Some places on events open to staff may be limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

ILW2014 events for staff

Support this year’s campaign

A student-focused communication campaign has launched, featuring an online calendar, printed brochure, lamp post wraps and promotions in lectures.

Staff are asked to support the campaign by speaking to students about ILW and encouraging them to visit the ILW web pages to plan their week.