Student news

2021 student news archive

Student news provides the latest news and information to help keep our student community informed.

It is regularly updated to let you know about upcoming events, new initiatives, opportunities to develop skills and how to make the most of student services.

Click on the link below for the latest all-student emails:

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Court meeting: 6 October 2021

The University Court is the University’s governing body and held its most recent meeting on 6 October.

Christmas tree to light up Old College quad

Students and staff are invited to the switching on of the Christmas tree lights in the Old College quadrangle.

Vaccinations for Meningitis, MMR and HPV

Students can now book appointments for the Meningitis (MenACWY), MMR and HPV Vaccination.

Islamophobia Awareness Month 2021

November is Islamophobia Awareness Month and there are various events and resources available to staff and students who want to find out more about this important national campaign.

University commits to sequester over one million tonnes of unavoidable CO2 emissions

small tree shoot growing next to larger tree trunk
Edinburgh has announced a multi-million-pound, long-term commitment to capture and store its unavoidable carbon emissions, and benefit nature, through restoring peatlands and expanding forests in Scotland.

Consent and harassment online courses

The University is offering two new training courses to promote positive behaviours around sexual consent and tackling all forms of harassment.

Winter 2021 graduations

The University is pleased to confirm that the winter 2021 graduation ceremonies will take place in McEwan Hall from 27 November to 8 December.

Court meeting: 14 June 2021

The University Court held its most recent meeting by video conference on 14 June.

Old College flag lowered for those lost during the pandemic

The University flag at Old College will be lowered to half-mast on Wednesday 22nd September 2021.

Principal’s Medal 2021 nominations open

All students and staff are invited to nominate a member of the University Community for the 2021 Principal’s Medals.

Outdoor events planned to welcome students back to campus

Two covered outdoor venues will be built to host large-scale events and fairs for the duration of Welcome Week 2021.

University to host graduation celebrations at Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh graduates will be able to celebrate their achievements with friends and loved ones in a series of events at Edinburgh’s iconic Castle.

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