Student news

2013 student news archive

Overview of all student news published in 2013.

New Code of Student Conduct

The University has recently implemented a new Code of Student Conduct, which replaces previous regulations on student discipline.

Support Soweto Melodic Voices

Following a tremendous tour at Just Festival 2013, Soweto Melodic Voices, with the continued support of the University Chaplaincy, are fundraising hard to return to Edinburgh in August and further their community work in Soweto.

IAD Quick Consultations

IAD Study Development is offering 30-minute one-to-one consultations on the afternoons of Wednesday, 15th and Wednesday 22nd of January, between 1pm and 6pm.

New Peer Support Scheme for students who learn differently

The Specific Learning Difficulty and Differences (SLDD) Mentoring is a brand new peer mentoring scheme that provides support to students who learn differently. This support can supplement the more formal learning support provided by the Student Disability Service.

New exhibition showcases curiosities from University’s collections

New student curated exhibition Collect.ed opened in the Main Library Exhibition Gallery, on 5 December 2013. The exhibition explores the unexpected and showcases the rare and remarkable from the University’s collections.

No idea about your future career?

Plenty of students are unsure where to start when it comes to researching and planning their next steps after university. No matter what year of study you are in, the Careers Service’s new online resource, Career Ed can help you start to get a better idea of what your dream job might be and how to get there.

Exam stress busting

As the December exams approach, take some time to think about how you can make this time as stress free as possible.

Design student creates winning magazine cover

Fourth year Illustration student Laura Griffin fought off tough competition from fellow students with her winning design for the front cover of Edinburgh Friends magazine.

Get involved in student media

Working in student media at university is a great way to develop your skills, meet new people and showcase your talents.

2 Boys in a Boat

An Edinburgh student is set to become part of the youngest team to ever row across the Atlantic, raising money for charity at the same time.

Charity firewalking

Eleven brave University staff and students raised over £4,000 for various charities by walking over hot coals on 18 November. In the first event of its kind at the University, participants successfully walked barefoot across 20 feet of embers burning at 650 degrees celsius.

Students invited to complete Edinburgh policing survey

Police Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council are gathering the views of citizens and communities to shape the next Edinburgh Local Police Plan and to contribute to annual Ward Police Plans.

University Charity Christmas Craft Fair

With Christmas fast approaching, support your fellow students and get your gifts organised at the University’s Charity Christmas Craft Fair.

Comments invited on University Court position

The University is beginning the process to recruit its next Vice-Convener and is seeking the views of staff and students on the job description for the position.

On the same page as you: Hangout success

October saw a successful start to our series of ‘On the same page as you’ Google+ Hangouts on Air.

Apply to study abroad by 29 November

See more of the world and broaden your cultural and academic horizons by spending a year studying abroad.

International Office photography competition

What makes you part of Edinburgh? Perhaps it’s the beautiful scenery, the diverse community, the endless opportunities - or something completely different! Share the image that sums up what it means for you to “Be Edinburgh” and be in with a chance of winning one of ten cash prizes.

Learn now available as app

The University has licensed the Mobile Learn App. It is now available to all students and staff for free.

Getting ahead on revision

If there's one thing that's misnamed at the University of Edinburgh, it's 'Revision Week', as leaving your revision until then is not advised! We may be in Week 8, but now is a good time to begin revising what you’ve covered since September, and to plan your strategy for your Semester One exams.

Academic development support for International postgraduate students

The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) provides a range of help and resources to support international postgraduate students to succeed with their studies.

Student wellbeing workshops

Feeling the pressure? Attending one of our workshops can help you to improve your wellbeing.

Careers Service at King's Buildings

Students based at King's Buildings (KB) or just passing by, can access careers information, advice or guidance all year round from our office in Murchison House.

Strike action on 31st October

Following recent ballots, the University and College Union (UCU), Unite and Unison have called for a day of strike action by their members on Thursday 31 October 2013.

Working together on a new vision for student services

University staff are currently in the process of working with colleagues in EUSA (Edinburgh University Students’ Association) on an exciting new vision for the future development of the University’s estate in a key part of the central area.

Talk with Dr Sue Rigby in Google+ Hangout

The University is hosting the first of a series of Google+ Hangouts on Wednesday 23 October. Dr Sue Rigby, Vice Principal Learning and Teaching, will be answering questions on the Student Experience at Edinburgh during a live streamed event.

Stand out from the crowd with the Edinburgh Award

Gain recognition for part time work, volunteering and contributing to the University community with the Edinburgh Award.

Run your own Innovative Learning Week event

Do something different this Innovative Learning Week - design and run your own creative learning event.

Black History Month

October marks the celebration of Black History Month, and this year EUSA and the University are running a range of events which aim to raise awareness and facilitate conversation among the University community, and to mark the achievements of individuals and cultures through history and today.

Volunteer in Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Volunteer or research with the Social Responsibility and Sustainability department and help to make your university a more sustainable place.

Writing essays and assignments

We all have our own ways of planning and writing our essays. Here are some tips for you to consider to help you further improve your marks.

Developing your PhD writing skills

Developing your writing skills as early as possible during your PhD will make the writing up process much easier.

Getting ready for PG exams and assignments

Many of you will be thinking about your first round of Masters assessments at the end of this semester; these may be exams or written assignments such as essays or reports. Both exams and written assignments require time and preparation, so start your preparation early to give yourself the best chance of success.

New student? Tell us how it's going

We are working with Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) to find out more about the experience of new students.

Student experience surveys - how we are using the findings

Every year, during Semester Two, the University asks you to complete one or more surveys about your experience as a student at Edinburgh. The results of the surveys are now being used across the institution in the areas which matter to you most.

Get involved in Peer Support

This academic year, for the first time, Peer Support will be available to students in every School in the University.

Develop your study skills

During Semester One, the University’s Institute for Academic Development (IAD) is providing a range of events, workshops and resources aimed at helping you get the most out of your studies.

Student Information Points

Got a question? The University’s Student Information Points can help you find the answer you’re looking for. The friendly and knowledgeable team are here to answer questions on any aspect of student life.

Looking for a part time job?

The University Careers Service, with information rooms in the Main Library and King’s Buildings, provides a range of resources to help you with all aspects of your job hunt. Visit their webpages, come along to talks and events, or pop in to chat about your options.

Improving your learning experience

This academic year the University has committed to improving your learning experience by introducing new entitlements which will make learning easier for all taught students.

Supporting you with your studies

The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) aims to help students and researchers succeed in their current studies and their future careers. It provides a huge range of resources, courses and advice for postgraduate students. These are tailored to meets the different needs of research students and taught students, including Online Distance Learners.

Discretionary Funds available for UK students

We understand that students can often find it hard to cope financially during their time at university.

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