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Collaborating to enhance literacy

Craigmillar Literacy Trust 2023
The Craigmillar Literacy Trust is an important charity in 情色五月天 that supports literacy skills in the Craigmillar.

Meet our new Social Impact Manager

Aidan Tracey, Social Impact Manager, SRS
Aidan Tracey is our new Social Impact Manager, and will be helping to deliver positive change in local communities.

Out and about at local festivals聽

SRS team members pose at 情色五月天 Climate Festival
The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability recently connected with the local community through two local festivals.聽

University announces further investment in social housing fund

Through its Social Investment Fund, the University of 情色五月天 has invested a further 拢1 million to enable UK charities and social enterprises to provide homes for their service users.

University outreach centre provides new space for community projects and partnerships

Therapet session in 127 Nicolson Street
Located on the busy thoroughfare of Nicolson Street in 情色五月天鈥檚 Southside, the new outreach centre has to date been used by a range of community projects and partnerships based at the University.

情色五月天 Giants: Transforming Lives Through Inclusive Wheelchair Rugby

情色五月天 Giants at 情色五月天 University Pleasance Sports Complex & Gym for training session.
Sport can be more than just fun and games. Sport can transform lives, bringing us together and making us stronger. The 情色五月天 Giants Wheelchair Rugby League (WHRL) Club is a great example of this.

University Celebrates Economic and Social Impact in the Local Community

On Thursday 5 October, the University welcomed community organisations, staff and local politicians to Dovecot Studios for an evening of performances and talks to celebrate the economic and social impact which the University has had on the local community.

Doors Open Days 2023

Doors Open Days this year will take place on the 23rd - 24th September 2023.

Groundswell make a splash

Groundswell Scotland is a surf therapy non-profit organisation for trauma recovery. They facilitate programmes designed to improve and develop self-regulation, embodiment practices and healing tools through surfing鈥檚 connection to nature, community and self.

Empowering communities: University scheme provides space for growth and collaboration聽

Bare Productions rehearsal July 2023
Community groups that hold an affiliation with the University (e.g. through a link with staff, students or a University community grant) can hire a number of University rooms for free.

Walk with a Doc Initiative Boosts Health, Happiness, and Community in 情色五月天's Saughton Park

Daisys at Saughton Park
Local organisation provides valuable time with a doctor for individuals with long-term health conditions, improving their health and wellbeing.聽聽

Community Grants - Delivering Social Impact

Since launching a Community Grant scheme in 2017, the University of 情色五月天 has invested over 拢555,000 in more than 210 community projects in south-east Scotland.

Dr Bell鈥檚 Family Centre

Dr Bell鈥檚 Family Centre aims to be a welcoming place where families with young children in Leith can get encouragement, support and advice in a relaxed atmosphere.

Volunteer Week: Cultivating community at Lauriston Farm

Tools down at Lauriston Farm
On 2 May, 23 情色五月天 Innovations staff used their volunteer Day to Make a Difference at Lauriston Farm, a community-based initiative transforming an area of land into an urban food production and community hub.

Bridgend Farmhouse聽

Bridgend Farmhouse is a community-owned centre, located in south 情色五月天. This charitable organisation operates out of a renovated farmhouse and is an inclusive space for locals to learn, work and strengthen community involvement.

Get involved in Volunteers' Week 2023聽

Volunteers at the Big Dig at Easter Bush 2023
Volunteers鈥 Week 2023 is taking place 1-7 June, and聽we鈥檇聽like to take a moment to celebrate our staff and students at the University of 情色五月天 who dedicate their time to volunteering to support their local communities. 聽

Local partnership equips people with skills for a digital world

St Cecila's Hall
情色五月天 is pleased to continue their collaboration with local organisation, Access to Industry, hosting digitisation workshops for Access to Industry鈥檚 service users.

Youth Vision鈥檚 Community Sensory Garden

Youth Vision鈥檚 Community Sensory Garden
情色五月天 are proud to have funded Youth Vision鈥檚 Community Sensory Garden through its Community Grants Scheme.

Principal of the University of 情色五月天 signs Social Impact Pledge

Principal signs Social Impact Pledge 2023
In February 2023, the Principal of the University of 情色五月天 signed a Social Impact Pledge, reaffirming the institution鈥檚 commitment to improve its social impact.

New community partnership between the University of 情色五月天 and People Know How聽

People Know How & University of 情色五月天 Memorandum of Understanding
情色五月天 and People Know How have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding, marking a new era of collaboration between the two organisations.聽聽

University of 情色五月天 backs fund that aims to diversify social investments

情色五月天 has committed to invest in a new fund that supports entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds.

2022 news

情色五月天 local news from 2022.

Doors Open Days 2022 | Visit this weekend!

St Albert's Catholic Chapliancy
We are delighted that Doors Open Days are back for 2022! The University has been a long-standing participant in Doors Open Days, which gives you the opportunity to look inside some incredible buildings and find out more about what goes on behind closed doors.

Preston Street Primary School Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Preston Street Primary School celebrated its 125th anniversary by enabling students to learn about its history through the University of 情色五月天鈥檚 heritage collections.聽聽

Refugee Week

Earlier this year, countless people across the globe watched in disbelief as Russian forces invaded Ukraine. To mark this year鈥檚 Refugee Week, it seems fitting to focus on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and speak to staff who have been doing all they can to help.

Sew good! - University finds new homes for sewing machines

Last year 情色五月天 College of Art (ECA) and the Waste and Furniture Management team in Estates rehomed more than 40 serviced and working industrial sewing machines to the local community.

Our 情色五月天 Neighbourhood - call for engagement

Our 情色五月天 Neighbourhood is a project looking at improving community consultations. A new Urban Room will be located in Waverley Mall from 14 June to 8 July.

Discover more about Gaelic in 情色五月天 during World Gaelic Week | Faigh a-mach barrachd mun Gh脿idhlig an D霉n 脠ideann r猫 Seachdain na G脿idhlig

情色五月天 have updated its successful Gaelic in 情色五月天 leaflet and will be distributing 12,000 copies across the city in conjunction with the inaugural World Gaelic Week (Seachdain na G脿idhlig), 21-27 March. Tha Oilthigh Dh霉n 脠ideann air a鈥 bhileag shoirbheachail aige mu Gh脿idhlig ann an D霉n 脠ideann 霉rachadh agus th猫id 12,000 lethbhreac a sgaoileadh air feadh a鈥 bhaile airson a鈥 chiad Seachdain na G脿idhlig (World Gaelic Week)聽 riamh, air 21-27 M脿rt.

Festival brings together live music and experts to offer mental health support to 情色五月天 residents

The Festival of Positive Psychology will bring talks, live music, performance, art and games about public mental health to 情色五月天 on 5 March.

Engaging young people in climate change

Mythical performers dressed in colourful, mystical outfits lead local school children through the woods.
Rowanbank Environmental Arts & Education's ground-breaking circus show, funded through the Community Grants Scheme, has been helping young people in Craigmillar learn about the environment.

2021 情色五月天 Gaelic Festival launched

The 情色五月天 Gaelic Festival (Seachdain na G脿idhlig) will take place 5-12 November 2021, celebrating 情色五月天鈥檚 Gaelic community and Gaelic鈥檚 place in the capital city.

Local communities in 情色五月天 region do their bit for COP26

Green Micro-grants
In the run up to COP26, 情色五月天 ran 'The Green Micro-grants' - a grants scheme for community projects with the natural environment and social impact at their heart.

2021 news

Ed Local news from 2021.

Doors Open Days 2021

The King's Building virtual tour
情色五月天's home for information on Doors Open Days on 25 and 26 September 2021.

Welcoming back students to 情色五月天

情色五月天's four universities have come together with a message for our local communities.

Collaboration in action: Tollcross residents and 情色五月天 Book Festival

Tollcross
An exciting new project has emerged from the Tollcross Community Action Network.

Dear Lothian: all aboard the summer arts programme!

People Know How's canal boat
Young people in 情色五月天 and East Lothian will develop transitioning skills through a University Museums partnership project this summer.

Curious 情色五月天 photo presented to US President

A photo taken by a University of 情色五月天 staff member has made it to the White House. The photo is of a mural that is part of the BLM Mural Trail.

University contributes 拢1m into social investment fund to tackle homelessness in 情色五月天聽

Simon Community
The University聽of 情色五月天聽has partly funded a 拢5m investment into聽Simon Community Scotland, an award-winning charity that helps people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in聽情色五月天, Glasgow聽and Central Scotland.聽

Get involved in Volunteers' Week 2021

Volunteers Week 2021
Volunteers鈥 Week 2021 is taking place 1-7 June, and聽we鈥檇聽like to take a moment to celebrate volunteers at the University of 情色五月天.聽

New community centre for Craigmillar is open!

IntoUniversity community centre sessions
Education charity IntoUniversity, the University of 情色五月天 and the University of Glasgow have launched local education centres in Craigmillar and Govan, offering ground-breaking support to local young people.

University donates to local organisations

The University's Accommodation, Catering and Events team (ACE) do their best to reduce waste and support local organisation wherever they can.

Data comic highlights crime trends in Scotland

Crime data comic visual
The data comic, and associated worksheets, were developed in order to consolidate and summarise a substantial body of research that had been produced over more than twenty years by members of the Law School at the University of 情色五月天. 聽

60 seconds with Gavin Donoghue: our reformed Community Board

Gavin Donoghue, Deputy Director, Stakeholder Relations
We spoke to Gavin Donoghue, Deputy Director of Stakeholder Relations, to hear about how the recently reformed Community Board is designed to help the University achieve the commitments laid out in the Community Plan.

Otter spotting in 情色五月天

Otter
This January, a friendly otter was spotted by a member of our Community Team.

University of 情色五月天 signs up to vision for city

University. of 情色五月天 Principal Peter Mathieson signs 情色五月天 2050 City Vision
The Principal of the University of 情色五月天, Professor Peter Mathieson is the latest person to sign the 2050 情色五月天 Charter, joining other organisations and representatives of the city such as the Lord Provost of 情色五月天, Cllr Frank Ross.

2020 news

Ed Local news from 2020.

University reaffirms its commitment to the city with new Community Plan聽聽

情色五月天 Local banner montage
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Community benefit in action

We have been working with Balfour Beatty to make sure our local communities benefit from the large projects ongoing across the city.

Sowing the seed for successful local projects

Y2K project 2018
The University is proud to be able to support, and work alongside, local organisations and charities in 情色五月天 and the surrounding areas through our Community Grants Scheme.

Doors Open Days 2020

情色五月天's home for information on Doors Open Days on 26 and 27 September 2020.

Welcoming back students to 情色五月天's universities

情色五月天's four universities have come together with a message for our local communities.

University supports local action through emergency micro-grants fund

Many local organisations have had to pause their day-to-day activities to respond to the health crisis in their communities.鈥疉s part of its response to Covid-19, the University has set up an emergency micro-grants fund to support these organisations in their essential work.

Community鈥檚 pandemic response receives University support

Projects supporting those most severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in 情色五月天 and the surrounding areas have been awarded funding from the University of 情色五月天.

BioQuarter boxes given out to 情色五月天 pupils to inspire next generation of scientists

Curiosity boxes packed with fun STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) activities have been given the thumbs up by primary school pupils in 情色五月天.

University and Balfour Beatty mark Eid by making donation

Eid 2020 1
情色五月天 and their construction partners Balfour Beatty have marked Eid by making a donation to families involved in the Syrian Futures Project.

Staff get a day of paid leave to volunteer in community

The importance of voluntary work is recognised by the University, as staff are encouraged to volunteer.

Object(s) of the Month: Parthenon Friezes at ECA

Pantheon Friezes at ECA
The originals of these panels would have decorated the walls of Athens鈥 Parthenon in Greece.

Object(s) of the Month: Ashworth Building Reliefs

Did you know that the University has several pieces of public art across our campuses?

情色五月天 Local Update

The 情色五月天 Local Team would like to share how we will be working during the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

Placement Strikes a Chord

The University is helping locals like John Williamson gain valuable new skills.

Object(s) of the Month: Simplicity to Grandeur

harpsichord
This month we have two objects of the month: both are harpsichords which one of our volunteers, John Williamson, chose to highlight the variety of instruments available to view at St Cecilia鈥檚 Hall.

Join our Team

We are looking for a Community Engagement Projects Coordinator to run community engagement projects throughout the city.

Community grants hit 拢200k milestone

A clinic for homeless people's pets, a data literacy club and a choir for refugees are among recent local projects to be backed by our grants.

Object of the month: Winsome Douglass Cushion

Cushion
Winsome Douglass was an embroiderer from Hartlepool, well-known for her bold and bright designs, which often featured animals.

University joins 'Food Waste Revolution'

Students at DHT cafe
情色五月天 has joined food-waste fighting app 'Too Good to Go'.

2019 news

Ed local news from 2019.

Object(s) of the month: Discovery Drawers

Fundamentals of Music Theory
Have you ever wondered how a bassoon reed is made? Or how the uses and prices of recorders have changed through time?

University Joins Forces with Charteris Centre

Man and woman signing a contract
The University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Greyfriars Charteris Centre to support the local community.

Object of the month: Chinese headdress

Headdress
This rather cheeky-looking child鈥檚 headdress from China is one of the key objects soon to be on display in the Main Library鈥檚 exhibition Touching Stitches.

Digital Skills Blog

AMINA
Find out what it's like to be a volunteer or student on our Digital Skills course.

Congratulations to Castleview

Dr Cathy Southworth from the Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) has played a key role in Community Engagement at Castleview Primary School, which has recently been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Object of the month: The Buglet

Meet the bicycle buglet...

2019 情色五月天 Gaelic Festival launched

The 情色五月天 Gaelic Festival (Seachdain na G脿idhlig) is a city-wide festival, taking place 8-16 November 2019 and celebrating 情色五月天鈥檚 Gaelic community, past and present.

More University buildings to open their doors to the public this month

McEwan Hall ceiling
情色五月天 is opening its doors to the public as part of the Doors Open Days on 28 and 29 September.

University Makes Positive Pledge

Social impact pledge
情色五月天 has signed a pledge to make a positive social impact through its work with the local community.

The Local and the Global

Human Library
The Business School recently hosted a multi-cultural 'Human Library' event.

Object of the month: Dancing Photo

dancers
This rather elegant photo features in Body Language, the current exhibition on at the University鈥檚 Main Library.

Cartoon hero adds colour to quad for charity trail

Oor Wullie
An eye-catching sculpture of much-loved national icon 'Oor Wullie' is to take centre stage in the University鈥檚 Old College quad this summer.

Object of the month: Indian Mayuri Lute

Every month we feature a fascinating object that's on display in one of the University's museums and galleries. You're invited to come along to the exhibition and see it for yourself! This month: an Indian Mayuri lute

情色五月天 Local Showcase: Engagement in the Curriculum

Community engagement in the curriculum showcase
On Tuesday 14 May the University hosted a showcase of聽some of the fantastic work being carried out by our students in partnership with local schools and community organisations.聽

Object of the month: Florence Nightingale鈥檚 Lace Cap

Object of the month: Florence Nightingale鈥檚 Lace Cap
Every month we feature a fascinating object that's on display in one of the University's museums and galleries. You're invited to come along to the exhibition and see it for yourself! This month: Florence Nightingale鈥檚 Lace Cap.

Object of the month: Gaita gallega (Galician bagpipes)

Gaita gallega (Galician bagpipes)
Every month we feature a fascinating object that's on display in one of the University's museums and galleries. You're invited to come along to the exhibition and see it for yourself!

Community Grants Scheme now open!

Friendship Cafes Hosted by the Welcoming
Bids are invited for grants that help local groups make greater impact across the city.

Public light show at city landmark honours student鈥檚 charitable legacy

Bruce Munro exhibition
On 25 March, hundreds of fibre optic flowers will illuminate the University of 情色五月天鈥檚 Old College quadrangle to honour a remarkable student who founded a charity during her studies.聽

All are welcome to the Festival of Creative Learning 2019!

Festival of Creative Learning 2019, 18-22 Feb, #FCL19
We are delighted to invite YOU to join us for the聽2019 Festival of Creative Learning, a week of innovative learning events at the University of 情色五月天, taking place 18th-22nd February 2019. This year we have more events than ever that are open to the public, so it really is not to be missed!

Estates Team raise over 拢5,500 for dementia research

The Estates Department at the University of 情色五月天 have found creative ways in 2018 to raise vital money for the Centre for Dementia Prevention.

2018 news

Ed local news from 2018.

Rugby stars rallied for charity sports quiz

Just a Sports Quiz
Scottish rugby legends gathered for a sports-themed quiz to raise funds for research into motor neurone disease.

BioQuarter points the way

New 情色五月天 Bioquarter signs
Since Monday 29 October, 情色五月天's Little France campus has become officially known as 情色五月天 BioQuarter.

Students and staff support efforts to end homelessness

Sleep in the Park logo
Students and staff to take part in Sleep in the Park to raise money to tackle homelessness.

University lights up the Southside

Christmas lights
On Tuesday 4 December, Moira Gibson, the recently retired Head of External Affairs at the University of 情色五月天, was invited by the Southside Association to switch on the lights at St Patrick Square as part of their Carol Service and Festive Lights Ceremony.

Experts teach tour guides the real story of Burke and Hare

Burle and Hare tour
They are among the world鈥檚 most notorious serial killers but the details of their story are often mis-told鈥

University opens its doors to the public

McEwan Hall ceiling
情色五月天 will take part in the annual Doors Open Day on 29 and 30 September, allowing the public to explore some of the institution鈥檚 most interesting buildings for free.

Experienced teacher needed for research project

Teacher
Researchers at the University are looking to hire an experienced teacher to help turn a piece of research into a teaching resource and advice where it would best fit into the curriculum.

Grassmarket social entrepreneur given honorary degree

Jonny Kinross receives honorary degree
Jonny Kinross, CEO of a successful social enterprise based in 情色五月天鈥檚 historic Old Town, has been awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of his charitable work.

Over a hundred attendees at the 情色五月天 Local Showcase and Forum

情色五月天 Local Showcase and Forum
On 4 June 2018, community members and University staff were invited to attend The 情色五月天 Local Showcase and Forum.

How To Read a Novel

James Tait Black shortlist 2018
An online course offers an insight into some of the books and authors shortlisted for this year鈥檚 James Tait Black Prizes, the UK鈥檚 longest -running literary awards.

St Cecilia's Hall supports people affected by dementia

Sarah Deters with visitors at St Cecelia's hall
Two initiatives at our beautiful Concert Hall help people with dementia and their carers.

Virtual walking tours of 情色五月天

Image of the 情色五月天 skyline
A new website and free app called Curious 情色五月天 explores the history of the city and its role in science, technology and medicine.