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5 day archaeological project.

 

Monday: Desk based reconnaissance.

Tuesday: Field day, talk, social.

Wednesday: AM Off. PM, field day.

Thursday: Field day.

Friday: Processing of results, construction of 3d model.

 

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
09:00
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students
Contact:

The annual Edinburgh Undergraduate Literature Conference invites undergraduate students from all ovr the nation to present and discuss their original research connected with the theme "Division and Connection".

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
09:00
Finish:
18:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

History DIY invites all first year History students who took The Historian’s Toolkit in semester 1 to take part in one of several week-long research projects to get some real hands-on experience in being a historian and using their toolkit!

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
09:00
Finish:
18:00
Eligibility:
1st year Undergraduate students

Clad the Wikihouse is an ESALA Projects Office event in collaboration with design collective Civic Soup. It provides an open platform to participate in the construction stage of this project.

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
09:00
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

Historically, and in the present day, women's achievements and contributions to society have been erased from history - let's change that! Join us at the Lothian Health Services Archive to explore our materials on women's history, and make our own history through a crafty zine-making session.

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
09:00
Finish:
12:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

The Edinburgh IoT Challenge is a week-long activity enabling students and staff to learn and build new applications and services using Internet-of-Things technologies. 

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
09:30
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All students
Contact:

A two-day event where 30 students will aim to rehouse section II of the Laing manuscripts - the University's most important written collection.

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
09:30
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

Venue:

Open Lectures on Monday - 10.00-12.00 - O17, Hunter Building, ECA

Tutorials Monday - 13.00 - 17.00 Elliott Room, Minto House, 20-22 Chambers Street

Tutorials Tuesday - 10.00 - 17.00 Elliott Room, Minto House

 

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
18:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All students

Join the introductory session on Monday 20th February in room 2.12 Appleton Tower from 10am to 1pm. Give it a try with no commitment. If you enjoy Monday's workshop, join us for the rest of the week whenever you can – we’re flexible.

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
13:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

Technology is an important part of our lives. We talk to our friends, read news, listen to our music, learn new things through internet for free. We use smartphones that we carry around with us at all times.

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All staff, Local Community, External audience age 17 and over, External ECA event attendees, External Audience 18 and over, All alumni, All students

Take your Board Game Jam design skills to the next level!

Join us for this day long workshop to expand and develop existing game prototypes from previous jams into new and exciting games! 

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All students

Are you interested in creating active learning for students and ‘flipping’ your classes? Do you teach in social sciences or similar subjects?

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
12:30
Eligibility:
Academic Staff, Postgraduate students who want to bec...

In this two-day workshop in collaboration with TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland, based at the Scottish Storytelling Centre), students will work with Abigail Burnyeat, Lecturer in Medieval Celtic Studies, Donald Smith, TRACS Director, and David Francis (TRACS) to develop their own perf

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
19:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All students

This workshop will explore the use of fanfiction for a variety of language-based activities and how these may add to informal language learning. These activities could be perfomance based or skills based, with an emphasis on the creative and autonomous use of the English (or other) language.

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

Ever wanted to create a short film? With our 24-hour film competition you will discover that it’s not hard at all! Bring friends and filming equipment (both optional). We will give you criteria and help, the rest is up to you!

 

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
12:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

MOJO and Beyond gives you an insight into the techniques and technology of mobile film making. The day will consist of an introduction to mobile film making kit we have for loan at the university and the techniques you need to make your content special. 

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
11:00
Finish:
16:30
Eligibility:
All staff, All students

You think mathematics is just formulas? Come and join the School of Mathematics for a bake-off! Leading mathematicians from the School will explain their cutting-edge research using delicious pastries and if you bring your own mathy cake you can compete for the most innovative cake.

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
12:00
Finish:
14:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

Improve your concentration and learn some Spanish

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
12:00
Finish:
14:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

Join the Edinburgh Medieval Pigment Project (EMPP) for an afternoon (or two) of playing with colour! On Monday the 20th, we will be making dye from indigo, as well as dyeing wool. On Tuesday the 21st, we will repeat our experiments with weld and madder! No experience necessary!

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
12:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

iGEM is an annual student competition where teams from across the globe design, build, and test genetically engineered machines, software and technology to do amazing things.

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All alumni, All students

In this workshop we willl look at what we can and cannot do when folding flat paper. As we consider the limitations of flat paperfolding, we will discover for ourselves the usefulness of folding curved, hyperbolic surfaces: and will even try folding from real hyperbolic paper!

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

We will discuss coherence and how it takes a central importance in determining what sort of mark an essay gets. Students will work together in groups to evaluate essay extracts in terms of coherence.

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
14:00
Eligibility:
All students

An experimental workshop exploring the forever expanding field of contemporary drawing. Participants will create a live drawing within an installed space, reacting to the model and other live stimulus. Strange, wondrous and sometimes hindering drawing implements will be used. 

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
13:30
Finish:
16:30
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

Students reconstruct and evaluate sample essays of various quality in groups. They have a chance to estimate the marks before finding out what these essays received. The participants then encounter the comments of actual markers and learn how to avoid common pitfalls.

Students will...

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
14:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All students

In this session, students will learn the basic elements of essay structure and analytical writing through group work, with a goal of providing a solid writing foundation for their university career.

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
14:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
Pre Honours LEL students

Challenge yourself to learn and teach skills in a variety of different ways, whilst enhancing your learning experience and refining your teaching approach - all whilst having fun in the process! All equipment provided. Please wear clothes you would feel comfortable climbing in.

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
14:00
Finish:
15:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All students

This workshop will focus on how to revise your own writing to bring greater clarity, pith, and strength to your arguments. The workshop will familiarize you with a variety of revision techniques, including reading out loud and working with peers.

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
16:00
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All students

This workshop is meant to help individuals who are interested to start their own businesses but lack the business or technology skills to do so, i.e. to build a website or an e-commerce platform.

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
17:00
Finish:
18:30
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

Come celebrate the launch of 50GS, a new, student-run creative arts journal. Local writers will give readings and participate in an audience Q&A.

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
18:00
Finish:
20:00
Eligibility:
All alumni, All staff, All students, External audience age 17 and over

The University aims to utilise its institutional resource to promote good health, economic growth, cultural understanding and social justice.

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
09:00
Finish:
16:30
Eligibility:
All staff, All students, External audience age 17 and over

Historically, and in the present day, women's achievements and contributions to society have been erased from history - let's change that! Join us at the Lothian Health Services Archive to explore our materials on women's history, and make our own history through a crafty zine-making session.

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
09:00
Finish:
12:00
Eligibility:
All alumni, All externals, All staff, All students

Discovering the Unseen World

When: 1-4pm & 6-9pm, Mon 20th February
Duration: 3 hours
Where: ASCUS Lab, Summerhall

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
21:00
Eligibility:
All alumni, All externals, All staff, All students

The Edinburgh Apprentice is the biggest business competition in the UK!

Date:
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Start:
19:00
Finish:
21:00
Eligibility:
All students

Tuesday

Operation Deep Heat – Leadership Coaching for  University of Edinburgh studentsl!  A one day immersive leadership development event (full day with meals, including end of session dinner) available during the Festival of Creative Learning (21, 22, 23 February).

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
08:00
Finish:
19:30
Eligibility:
All students

Clad the Wikihouse is an ESALA Projects Office event in collaboration with design collective Civic Soup. It provides an open platform to participate in the construction stage of this project.

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
09:00
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

A two-day event where 30 students will aim to rehouse section II of the Laing manuscripts - the University's most important written collection.

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
09:30
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

Are you a perfectionist? Does this cause you problems? If you’re a student and perfectionism causes you stress, prevents you enjoying enough free time, or means you procrastinate rather than getting down to work, this fun, interactive, stress-busting workshop is for you.

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
13:00
Eligibility:
All students

Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) can be a great experience, and a good way to see the world.

This is a one-day workshop to explore the world of EFL and find out what's involved.

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All students

This workshop will look into the ways drawing is informed by digital techniques of fabrication.

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
10:30
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All alumni, All students
Contact:

Women across the University who work on issues related to gender, global health and/or justice are invited to participate in a Wikipedia editathon.

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
10:30
Finish:
16:30
Eligibility:
All staff, Academic Staff, All postgraduate students, AHSS Academic

Improve your concentration and learn some Spanish

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
12:00
Finish:
14:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

Join the Edinburgh Medieval Pigment Project (EMPP) for an afternoon (or two) of playing with colour! On Monday the 20th, we will be making dye from indigo, as well as dyeing wool. On Tuesday the 21st, we will repeat our experiments with weld and madder! No experience necessary!

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
12:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

iGEM is an annual student competition where teams from across the globe design, build, and test genetically engineered machines, software and technology to do amazing things.

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All alumni, All students

We will discuss coherence and how it takes a central importance in determining what sort of mark an essay gets. Students will work together in groups to evaluate essay extracts in terms of coherence.

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
14:00
Eligibility:
All students

Students reconstruct and evaluate sample essays of various quality in groups. They have a chance to estimate the marks before finding out what these essays received. The participants then encounter the comments of actual markers and learn how to avoid common pitfalls.

Students will...

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
14:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All students

Challenge yourself to learn and teach skills in a variety of different ways, whilst enhancing  your learning experience and refining your teaching approach - all whilst having fun in the process! All equipment will be provided. Please wear clothes you would feel comfortable climbing in.

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
14:00
Finish:
15:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All students

In this session, students will learn the basic elements of essay structure and analytical writing through group work, with a goal of providing a solid writing foundation for their university career.

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
14:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
Pre Honours LEL students

The Edinburgh Vis Moot team will give a presentation of the case scenario of this year's moot problem and will showcase practice pleadings in preparation of their performance in Vienna.

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
14:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All postgraduate students, Law Postgraduate, All staff

Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. This session gives you a chance to try it out - so if you are looking for a new hobby, meet new people and have fun for a couple of hours then sign up.

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
14:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All students

This workshop will show students how to establish what is already understood in a target research field, identifying gaps in the literature, unaddressed questions, potential weaknesses in existing work, and untapped syntheses.

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
15:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All students

We will consider some of the following questions: Who are you trying to convince? (A funding provider, a supervisor, or an admissions committee? Or all of the above?) And what are you trying to convince them of?

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
15:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All students

Informatics and GeoScience undergraduates aged 17-24 are invited to sign up for the workshop. 

  • Learn how to

    utilise

    digital technology to tackle environmental challenges with The Environment Now team.

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
15:00
Finish:
17:30
Eligibility:
Informatics undergraduates, GeoScience undergraduates

Want to gain practical exposure to ArcGIS and/or QGIS/OpenSource GIS?

Or do you want to ask more about any of:

* ArcGIS Online and ESRI's other online cornucopia

* OpenSource GIS (e.g. QGIS, GRASS, R!)

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
15:30
Finish:
17:30
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

This workshop will focus on how to revise your own writing to bring greater clarity, pith, and strength to your arguments. The workshop will familiarize you with a variety of revision techniques, including reading out loud and working with peers.

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
16:00
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All students

THEME: 'It starts with passion...'

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
09:00
Finish:
18:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All students

A symposium on the intersection of the sciences, arts, technology, design & aesthetics. Small, participatory workshop format. All backgrounds welcome.

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
16:30
Eligibility:
All alumni, All externals, All staff, All students

This practical workshop gives participants an introduction to the internationally renowned Massage in Schools Programme, with its background, the benefits to children, teachers, schools and families, its links to child development and how touch is a necessary developmental need in children, ‘grow

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
09:30
Finish:
15:00
Eligibility:
All alumni, All externals, All staff, All students

How would you design and develop materials for a safer, smarter future?  Brainstorm across disciplines and join an exciting journey from first concept to pitching development plans.

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
09:00
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:

When: 1-4pm & 6-9pm, Tue 21st February
Duration: 3 hours
Where: ASCUS Lab, Summerhall

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
21:00
Eligibility:
All alumni, All externals, All staff, All students

Informatics and GeoScience undergraduates aged 17-24 are invited to sign up for the workshop. 

Date:
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Start:
15:00
Finish:
17:30
Eligibility:
GeoScience undergraduates, Informatics undergraduates

Wednesday

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
08:00
Finish:
19:30
Eligibility:
All students

Clad the Wikihouse is an ESALA Projects Office event in collaboration with design collective Civic Soup. It provides an open platform to participate in the construction stage of this project.

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
09:00
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

A session to demonstrate and explore the importance of our insect pollinators, honey bees, on the ecology of the environment and on food production. We will also explore the different infectious agents that are causing harm to the honey bees. Open to all.

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
09:15
Finish:
12:30
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes a pattern beautiful? This workshop seeks to find out by delving into the work of graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher. Explore the mathematics that underpins Escher's work, and design and create your own Escher-inspired linocut print.

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All staff, External Audience 18 and over, All alumni, All students

Hyperloop is the recent Elon Musk's idea for a new way of transporting people or goods quickly, safely, efficiently, on-demand and with minimized environmental impact.

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
15:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

Are you curious about coding but never had the opportunity to try it out? This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the basics of computer programming in Scratch, a fun and easy to use programming platform.

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
11:00
Finish:
14:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All students

Collaborative design workshop to highlight the needs of students and look at how different course structures, layouts and technologies could deliver better experiences.

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All students, All alumni, All staff

iGEM is an annual student competition where teams from across the globe design, build, and test genetically engineered machines, software and technology to do amazing things.

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All alumni, All students

Your team has discovered Fermat’s proof of his famous theorem. However, it’s been stolen from you! You have gained access to the thief’s office for 30 minutes, while they are away. Unfortunately, the door has locked behind you! Can you escape with the proof?  

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
20:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All alumni, All students

Historically, and in the present day, women's achievements and contributions to society have been erased from history - let's change that! Join us at the Lothian Health Services Archive to explore our materials on women's history, and make our own history through a crafty zine-making session.

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

You are warmly invited to participate in a one-off creative writing workshop, open to all skill levels. Led by three current Creative Writing PhDs you will have the chance to write several short pieces of poetry or prose in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
13:30
Finish:
16:30
Eligibility:
All staff, All students

Interested in brewing beer? Come along for a free talk teaching you everything you’ll need to know to make your very own delicious beer, and learn more about the brewing process, and the history of brewing!

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
14:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All students

Equality and diversity issues are at the forefront of legal and political discussions: this event aims to bring the audience closer to the reality of working and advocating for the right of non-discrimination in the workplace, through case scenarios, questions and answer and policy input.

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
15:30
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All students

Are you looking for better ways to communicate? Are you interested in combining art and science? Join us to explore exciting ways of communicating science and have fun doing it. Using a plethora of everyday objects, we'll create some striking visuals to highlight pollution.

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
18:00
Finish:
19:30
Eligibility:
All staff, External Audience 18 and over, All alumni, All students

Over the years, football and law have become increasingly interrelated. This event aims to interest football fans in the law, or lawyers to football, or both.

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
18:00
Finish:
19:30
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

A session to demonstrate and explore the importance of our insect pollinators, honey bees, on the ecology of the environment and on food production. We will also explore the different infectious agents that are causing harm to the honey bees. Open to all.

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
09:15
Finish:
12:30
Eligibility:
All externals, All staff, All students

Historically, and in the present day, women's achievements and contributions to society have been erased from history - let's change that! Join us at the Lothian Health Services Archive to explore our materials on women's history, and make our own history through a crafty zine-making session.

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All alumni, All externals, All staff, All students

This workshop, led by Theatre Sans Accents in conjuction with Bilingualism Matters,

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
11:00
Finish:
12:00
Eligibility:
All alumni, All externals, All staff, All students

This workshop, led by Theatre Sans Accents in conjuction with Bilingualism Matters,

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
14:00
Eligibility:
All alumni, All externals, All staff, All students

This workshop, led by Theatre Sans Accents in conjuction with Bilingualism Matters,

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
14:00
Finish:
15:00
Eligibility:
All alumni, All externals, All staff, All students

We live in exciting times! Elon Musk's Space X and similar companies are planning to make space travel more accessible than ever before. But these dreams do not come without thier challenges. Join us and our panel of experts as we discuss some of the issues.

Date:
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Start:
16:00
Finish:
19:00
Eligibility:
All alumni, All externals, All staff, All students

Thursday

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
08:00
Finish:
19:30
Eligibility:
All students

A workshop and exhibition to discuss, trial and expose the potential for aerial photography across disciplines. A hands-on forum exploring innovative ways to capture and manipulate the aerial view through drone photography as a resource for fieldwork, data-collection, and the visual arts.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
09:00
Finish:
19:00
Eligibility:
All staff, Local Community, External ECA event attendees, External Audience 18 and over, All alumni, All students

Clad the Wikihouse is an ESALA Projects Office event in collaboration with design collective Civic Soup. It provides an open platform to participate in the construction stage of this project.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
09:00
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

Our workshop aims to introduce the students in a set of parametric tools - Rhino + Arduino - that would help them create a sensible architectural prototypes.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
09:00
Finish:
18:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All students

Creative movement and music workshop for children aged 3-5 and their carer. Two experts in early years creative learning, will invite participants to express their musicality and explore meaningful movement experiences through improvisation.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
09:30
Finish:
10:30
Eligibility:
All staff, Local Community, All alumni, All students

Fragments of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi’s mosaic arches from Tottenham Court Road were donated to the University of Edinburgh in 2015. After being catalogued and photographed, through collaborations with the School of Informatics it was uncovered that the University only has 45% of the arches.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
09:45
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

'This Thursday - Friday project will involve volunteers - no  previous experience needed! working wtith staff and students at Preston Street School to upgrade their primary school facilities.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All students
Contact:

Tutors: Yorgos Berdos, Cesar Cheng, Sebastian Lundberg

Venue: Evolution House - Computer Lab 2.14

Time: 10.00 - 18.00

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All alumni, All students, All staff

This orienteering tour will encourage you to see Edinburgh through a health lense, and you will begin to understand how our behaviour and choices are influenced by our environment. Why do we tend to use escalators instead of steps? Why do we buy junk food instead of nutritious food?

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
11:30
Finish:
15:00
Eligibility:
All students

Wikipedia is the fifth most visited website in the world and the first point of information for many people.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
12:00
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

Your team has discovered Fermat’s proof of his famous theorem. However, it’s been stolen from you! You have gained access to the thief’s office for 30 minutes, while they are away. Unfortunately, the door has locked behind you! Can you escape with the proof?  

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
12:00
Finish:
19:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All alumni, All students

Students will be introduced to LaTeX, a professional document preparation system in wide use at the university. They will then get practical experience with the system by working with a pre-written essay.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
12:00
Finish:
13:00
Eligibility:
All students

We will provide a structured guide to the style of writing required in psycholinguistics, focusing on the writing-up and reporting of one’s own research. To do this, we will provide advice and examples of the key sections of a report: introduction, methods, results and discussion.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
14:00
Eligibility:
All students

iGEM is an annual student competition where teams from across the globe design, build, and test genetically engineered machines, software and technology to do amazing things.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All alumni, All students

Students will be introduced to LaTeX, a professional document preparation system in wide use at the university. They will then get practical experience with the system by working with a pre-written essay.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
14:00
Eligibility:
All students

Learn how to solve the Rubik’s cube with the help of a European champion! This workshop is intended for both novices and those with some experience of solving twisty puzzles. Participants will be a given a Rubik's cube which they will get to keep after the workshop.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All alumni, All students, All staff, All externals

If your research involves work with people’s intricate narratives, in this workshop you will learn how to transform interview or focus group transcripts into ‘one-page narrative portraits’.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
13:30
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All postgraduate students, 1st year Postgraduate students, 1st year Postgraduate Research students, All externals, All alumni

See and Inspire (Art/Science Exhibition)

We are surrounded by the natural world but in our busy day-to-day lives we often don't notice it.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
14:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All students

You’re a linguistics student or just generally interested in the sounds of speech? This course gives you a brief introduction to the phonetics software praat.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
14:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All students, All staff, All externals, All alumni

We will provide a structured guide to the style of writing required in psycholinguistics, focusing on the writing-up and reporting of one’s own research. To do this, we will provide advice and examples of the key sections of a report: introduction, methods, results and discussion.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
14:00
Finish:
15:00
Eligibility:
All students

In this session, students will learn the basic elements of essay structure and analytical writing through group work, with a goal of providing a solid writing foundation for their university career.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
14:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
Pre Honours LEL students

This workshop will show students how to establish what is already understood in a target research field, identifying gaps in the literature, unaddressed questions, potential weaknesses in existing work, and untapped syntheses.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
15:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All students

Want to gain practical exposure to ArcGIS and/or QGIS/OpenSource GIS?

Or do you want to ask more about any of:

* ArcGIS Online and ESRI's other online cornucopia

* OpenSource GIS (e.g. QGIS, GRASS, R!)

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
15:30
Finish:
17:30
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

We will consider some of the following questions: Who are you trying to convince? (A funding provider, a supervisor, or an admissions committee? Or all of the above?) And what are you trying to convince them of?

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
16:00
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All students
Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
16:00
Finish:
19:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

Are you looking for better ways to communicate? Are you interested in combining art and science? Join us to explore exciting ways of communicating science and have fun doing it. Using a plethora of everyday objects, we'll create some striking visuals to highlight pollution.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
18:00
Finish:
19:30
Eligibility:
All staff, External Audience 18 and over, All alumni, All students

This event delves into the world of pop culture behemoths The Kardashians, using footage and archival material, to better understand neoliberalism at its extremes, gender fluidity and the decline of hegemonic masculinity, as well as hierarchies of victimisation underlined by the recent Kard

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
18:00
Finish:
19:30
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

In twenty slides at twenty seconds each, could you blether about your research? We’re looking for members of the LLC to have some fun blethering—chattering, rambling, babbling—about their research and their experiences as researchers. There’ll be prizes, food, drinks, and music!

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
20:00
Finish:
01:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

The University of Edinburgh produces over 3000 tonnes of waste every year.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
09:00
Finish:
13:00
Eligibility:
All students

Join the Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society as we visit Rosslyn Chapel, Doune Castle, and Temple Kirk to explore interactions between popular culture and heritage!

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
09:30
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All alumni, All externals, All staff, All students

A themed dining event to celebrate the contribution that Europe and Europeans have made to Scottish culture and cuisine, jointly hosted by the Centre for Open Learning at The University of Edinburgh, and the Edinburgh Food Studio.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
19:30
Finish:
22:30
Eligibility:
All alumni, All externals, All staff, All students
Contact:

We live in exciting times! Elon Musk's Space X and similar companies are planning to make space travel more accessible than ever before. But these dreams do not come without thier challenges. Join us and our panel of experts as we discuss some of the issues.

Date:
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Start:
16:00
Finish:
19:00
Eligibility:
All alumni, All externals, All staff, All students

Friday

Clad the Wikihouse is an ESALA Projects Office event in collaboration with design collective Civic Soup. It provides an open platform to participate in the construction stage of this project.

Date:
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Start:
09:00
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

If your research involves work with people’s intricate narratives, in this workshop you will learn how to transform interview or focus group transcripts into ‘one-page narrative portraits’.

Date:
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Start:
09:30
Finish:
13:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All postgraduate students, 1st year Postgraduate students, 1st year Postgraduate Research students, All externals, All alumni

Automated tutors? Boredom sensors in lecture theatres? Analytics dashboards to help students map learning? Video-making instead of exams? Augmented reality lectures? Digital dissertations? All these aspects of digital teaching are already possible: but do we want them?

Date:
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
12:00
Eligibility:
All students

iGEM is an annual student competition where teams from across the globe design, build, and test genetically engineered machines, software and technology to do amazing things.

Date:
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All alumni, All students

The goal of this event is to reach across courses, years of study, and specialisations to create a morning of discussion aimed at identifying unifying themes of Cognitive Science.

Date:
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
12:00
Eligibility:
Cognitive Science Students

A fun and interactive day at Britain's largest wind farm. Coach will take you from Edinburgh University to Whitelee where there will be a workshop and a guided bus tour.

Date:
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
16:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

It is 2025 and animals face mass extinction...will your species survive? Battle the odds to find your soulmate. In this competitive card game, people play as endangered animals overcoming human effects on the environment to find love and save their species.

Date:
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Start:
12:00
Finish:
19:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

Wikipedia is the fifth most visited website in the world and the first point of information for many people.

Date:
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Start:
12:00
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

FCL Edinburgh EEO-AGI(Scotland) Seminar - Future Techniques:
Virtual Reality.  Temporary distraction or real opportunity?
Dr. Paul Chapman, Glasgow School of Art.
12 noon, Old Library, Geography, Drummond St, EH8 9XP.

Date:
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Start:
12:00
Finish:
13:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

Invented in the 18th century as an interesting mathematical puzzle, knot theory is now key to unravelling our DNA, exploring the topology of the sphere and has even found applications to string theory. Knots have also been beautiful metaphorical symbols in ancient art.

Date:
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Start:
13:00
Finish:
17:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All students

By adopting a flexible format, including a focus on museum presentation, it is hoped to open up a totally unexplored area where preliminary discussion could pave the way for a new take through orality on that part of human history which underlies Western culture.

Date:
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Start:
13:10
Finish:
14:30
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All students, All alumni
Contact:

Come see our 'Act Physical' show on Friday 24th. It's free, it's fun and you can bring your friends.

***Performance developed as part of Act Physical that starts on Monday 20th***

Date:
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Start:
14:00
Finish:
15:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All externals, All alumni, All students

How can games be used for teaching and learning in the Humanities? At this event we will try some board games inspired by historical events and scenarios.

Date:
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Start:
15:00
Finish:
20:00
Eligibility:
All staff, All alumni, All students

A collaborative printmaking workshop linking objects, stories and personal histories.

Date:
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Start:
10:00
Finish:
16:30
Eligibility:
All alumni, All externals, All staff, All students
Contact:

A themed dining event to celebrate the contribution that Europe and Europeans have made to Scottish culture and cuisine, jointly hosted by the Centre for Open Learning at The University of Edinburgh, and the Edinburgh Food Studio.

Date:
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Start:
19:30
Finish:
22:30
Eligibility:
All alumni, All externals, All staff, All students
Contact:

When health care professionals receive a patient’s predictive genetic information should they owe a legal duty to disclose this information to genetic relatives?

Date:
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Start:
16:00
Finish:
20:30
Eligibility:
All staff, All students

It is 2020 and animals face mass extinction… will your species survive? Battle the odds to find your soulmate. In this card game, people act as endangered animals overcoming the effects of humanity on the environment to find love and replenish their species.

 

Date:
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Start:
12:00
Finish:
19:00
Eligibility:
All alumni, All externals, All staff, All students

We live in exciting times! Elon Musk's Space X and similar companies are planning to make space travel more accessible than ever before. But these dreams do not come without thier challenges. Join us and our panel of experts as we discuss some of the issues.

Date:
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Start:
16:00
Finish:
19:00
Eligibility: