In-depth stories and longer reads

Tracking the health and wellbeing of Scottish families

Reading time: 3 minutes Bulletin speaks to Sarah Robertson, Generation Scotland Youth Engagement Lead, about her role at the University’s research study.
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International Student Photography Competition 2024

Reading time: 3 minutes The annual Edinburgh Global International Student Photography competition winners have been announced.
Read more "International Student Photography Competition 2024"

Empowering staff and students with digital badges

Reading time: 4 minutes Bulletin speaks to the team behind BadgEd, the University’s open digital badge service, about the benefits of rewarding learning that usually goes unrecognised.
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Research Hero: Edith Paxton, Research Assistant at the Roslin Institute

Reading time: 5 minutes In the first of our new Research Heroes series, Bulletin speaks to Edith Paxton, a Research Assistant at the Roslin Institute, about her work supporting research on livestock infection caused by microscopic parasites. Research Heroes celebrates the many people who help make the University’s research extraordinary.
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Need to know – March

Top updates from across the University.

1. University Race Review: Have your say

Staff are invited to participate in a questionnaire to help us understand the racial climate in the University, and capture staff and students’ experience of racism. These surveys form part of a project commissioned to report on the University’s historical links to slavery, colonialism and the production of racial science and make recommendations to address structural racism.

Two surveys have been created. Survey 1 asks questions to help us understand the current racial climate at the University and is open to all University staff and students.

Access questionnaire 1

Survey 2 is open to staff and students who identify as racially or ethnically minoritised, or who come from regions that have been affected by European-led colonialism and enslavement.

Access questionnaire 2

2. Upcoming staff elections

Nominations have opened for both the Senate elections and the University Court professional services election.

Senate elections

All eligible staff from the University’s academic and research community who were in post before 31 January 2024 are invited to stand for Senate and the deadline for nominations is 27 March.

Senate elections 2024: nominations now open

Professional services staff election to University Court

Nominations are open for a professional services staff member to join University Court. Nominees need to have been on payroll before 29 February 2024 and their nomination must be supported by five or more individuals. The deadline is 3 April.

Professional services staff election: join University Court

3. Join the Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression Working Group

The University is looking to expand the membership of its Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression Working Group and asking staff to consider joining.

In 2023 the University convened a Working Group to identify how to support academic freedom and freedom of expression across our staff and student community. This group has provided a forum to examine sector-wide discussions and consider how we can ensure the University fosters an inclusive culture where all members of our community can inquire, study and debate without fear of harassment or discrimination.

Please submit expressions of interest before 18 March.

Join the Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression Working Group

Other stories

Find out what's happening around the University

Community corner

Sharing highlights and news
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Health & wellbeing

Looking after your mind and body.
Read more "Health & wellbeing"

Celebrating colleagues

Recognising your achievements
Read more "Celebrating colleagues"


Staff notices, events and opportunities.
Read more "Noticeboard"

Content submission

The next edition of Bulletin has a scheduled publication date of Tuesday 23 April. 

If you would like to submit shorter articles (such as health & wellbeing, community corner or celebrating colleagues’ stories), please send the content to bulletin@ed.ac.uk. This should include the title, 250 words max, plus any links or photos. Please ensure photos are at least 900px on their longest side.

For the noticeboard section, please send 100 words max, including the key information and any links.

The deadline for all submissions is 5pm, Friday 12 April.

For feature ideas, please email bulletin@ed.ac.uk with an outline of the feature for discussion.