January and February
A playground of ideas
The year began with a continued celebration of our Kings’ Buildings (KB) campus. To mark the centenary, KB101, Glasgow-born artist and ECA alumna Katie Paterson was commissioned to create a series of artworks exploring ideas around scientific thought and research. The artworks can be found in locations across KB.
Care Day on 18 February provided an opportunity to highlight the widening participation (WP) staff mentor programme, Edinburgh Cares. The project pairs WP students with members of staff to help guide them through their time at the University and provide extra support if needed.
March and April
Getting to the heart of air pollution
Edinburgh researchers have been looking into the effects of air pollution on cardiovascular health. Science Writer, Monica Hoyos Flight, spoke to the team who are using this information to contribute to air quality guidelines.
Wellbeing in business
The University of Edinburgh Business School spoke to Bulletin about one of their newest undergraduate courses, Psychological Wellbeing in Business, which focuses solely on professional and personal development. The aim is to provide students with self-awareness and reflective tools and practices they can use throughout their lives.
May and June
Research rankings confirm Edinburgh as world leader
May saw the results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework which cemented Edinburgh’s position as one of the UK’s leading research universities.
Teaching Awards 2022
This year staff were able to celebrate the results of the Edinburgh University Students’ Association Teaching Awards together in the garden at Teviot Row House. The annual awards provide an opportunity for students to thank staff for their work and celebrate their dedication to the student experience. This year more than 2,680 nominations were made.
September and October
A sign of change
University experts are leading the way when it comes to deaf education. Bulletin spoke to the University’s first British Sign Language Development Officer, Alison Hendry, about her work to make the University a more welcoming environment for deaf staff, students and visitors.
The QS World University Rankings placed the University of Edinburgh as fourth in the world and first in the UK for sustainability. One project that has led to these results was the appointment of a Forest Peat and Rural Land Manager. Bulletin spoke to Yvonne Edwards about her plans for her role.
November and December
The Nucleus building
This month saw the opening of the Nucleus at the King’s Buildings campus. The site will become the new heart of the College and brings together all the College’s disciplines for the first time. More of the building’s facilities opened this month to become fully operational.
Rowing the Atlantic
Bulletin spoke to Rufus Mitchell-Heggs, a Computational Neuroscience PhD student, about his race across the Atlantic to raise money for charity. After a gruelling 36 days, 8 hours and 57 minutes at sea, the team has now completed the long row across the Atlantic Ocean, raising money for Engineers without Borders.