Mindful Doodling Sessions with Geffrey Baines


I am running some more Mindful Doodling sessions over the next two weeks.  The sessions are only 40 minutes long. Mindful Doodling 1 provides doodling basics, MD2 includes characters, and MD3 is about developing story.  Doodling is for everyone and helps us to both relax and listen.  Please share with anyone you feel will be interested.

Geoffrey Baines,

Associate Chaplin

Topic: Mindful Doodling 3

Time: May 4, 2020 11:00 AM Edinburgh

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Meeting ID: 748 272 4169


Topic: Mindful Doodling 2

Time: May 5, 2020 02:00 PM Edinburgh

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Topic: Mindful Doodling 1

Time: May 4, 2020 04:00 PM Edinburgh

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Student Career Insight with Frontline

We are encouraging talented undergraduates, postgraduates or career changers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to connect and deliver with Frontline Virtual Insight Days.

Frontline recruit, train and support people to become social workers. This is a unique opportunity for high potential graduates and career changers to make a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in England.

Frontline social work promises a meaningful career with job security and progression.

Event Details:
Thursday 28 May from 10-1pm OR Tuesday 2 June 1-4pm
These events will be hosted online, using the Zoom App

You’ll spend the day:
● Discussing the need for more diversity in public facing roles
● Learning about Frontline’s unique Leadership Development programme (LDP) for
graduates and its impact on society
● Preparing for the LDP’s recruitment process through a range of interactive workshops
● Developing your employment skills

Closing date for applications is 19th May.

Qualifying Criteria
● Obtained or predicted a 2:1 undergraduate honours degree
● From a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) background

The Application Process
Please follow: https://bit.ly/Frontline2020

Call for Research Assistance in Digital Media and IT Law

Call for Research Assistance

Dr Paolo Cavaliere, Lecturer in Digital Media and IT Law, is seeking research assistance. This will be a maximum of 60 hours work undertaken between April and June 2020.

The project focuses on political communication and micro-targeting practices in a comparative perspective. The Research Assistant(s) (RA) will undertake research in the fields of media law, data protection, electoral law and political advertising in selected countries, including (not necessarily limited to) the UK, France, Italy, Canada and Brazil.

Ability to read the languages of any of the countries above would be preferable although not essential. 

Applicants should apply with a copy of their CV and a short supporting covering statement indicating their experience.  Applications should be received by no later than Friday 10th April 2020. Dr Cavaliere is happy to respond to any queries from anyone interested in applying, and can be contacted at: Paolo.Cavaliere@ed.ac.uk.



Eligibility to Work

In accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 the University of Edinburgh, as an employer, has a legal responsibility to prevent illegal working and therefore must check that all employees are entitled to work in the United Kingdom (UK).

To do so, the University of Edinburgh requires to see documents evidencing right to work in the UK before commencement of employment. University procedures restrict working for full-time PhD students to 9 hours a week. Tier 4 students are restricted to 20 hours a week in semester time only.

This role is grade UE05 and attracts a basic hourly rate of £14.17 per hour.

Law Society of Scotland – Final year LLB survey 2020

To all Final Year LLB students,

Always dreamed of being a solicitor? Found law to be an interesting subject but not interested in practising? Found a new career direction while studying? Aspiring to be an advocate?

We have launched a survey to understand more about the career aspirations of current law students and solicitors of the future. Whether you hope to become a solicitor or not, we would like to hear from all final year law students, to understand more about your career choices.

Among other key topics, we would like to explore:

  • Do you aspire to be a solicitor and if so, do you have a specific career goal in mind in the law?
  • Do you aim to work in another profession or sector entirely?
  • Do you feel there are any barriers to entering the legal profession?
  • What might you value in your career longer-term?

The survey is open to all final year LLB students (including second year accelerated LLB students) across Scotland.

The survey can be found here – https://www.lawscot.org.uk/news-and-events/law-society-news/final-year-llb-survey-2020/


Volunteering Opportunity for Undergraduate Students

Do you want to gain legal experience this summer volunteering in abroad in rural Honduras? 

Edinburgh Sustainable Projects Abroad (ESPA) are looking for keen students to take part in our Legal Empowerment Brigade to Honduras in June 2020.

ESPA works with Global Brigades (GB), a student-led  organisation that aims to provide sustainable volunteering organisations across the globe.

Activities involved during the brigade include:

  • Family visits to open and discuss cases
  • Legal clinics operated by Honduran lawyers (in which volunteers would shadow and provide assistance to the lawyers).
  • Provide educational workshops
  • Mooting opportunities
  • Institutional visits to better understand the legal systems within Honduras

No legal expertise is required and anyone can sign up!

For more information, please email: espa.lebrigade.edinburgh@gmail.com

Reminder – Postgrad LIVE, is taking place next week!

On Tuesday 25 February, we’ll be hosting our Postgrad LIVE Masters & PhD study fair at the University of Edinburgh, from 12pm – 3pm. The event is open to ALL students and completely FREE to attend. It’s a great opportunity for current students, recent graduates or those looking to find out more about further study.

Held in partnership with the University of Edinburgh, students can speak to representatives from top UK and international universities and institutions, all under one roof, find out more about funding and loans from experts and learn about the possibility of studying abroad. We’ll have a day of talks to attend (including a research proposal writing masterclass and postgraduate loans workshop) too.

If you haven’t already, please could you forward this email to your current students to let them know about the event?

Students can book their FREE ticket here: https://bit.ly/34Byej3

Edinburgh University Women in Law society event

Women in Law are excited to announce our flagship event- Work-Life Balance Networking event at the Hilton Carlton. The event will feature a short panel with a focus on work-life balance and being a women in a senior position in the legal field. This will be followed by networking over canapés.

The panelists are:
Kirsty Nicholson- Partner, Addleshaw Goddard
Candice Donnelly- Senior Strategic Projects Lawyer, Virgin Money
Emma Peveril- Senior Associate, DLA Piper
Laura Dunlop- Queen’s Counsel
Kathryn Wynn- Legal Director, Pinsent Masons

The event will be on Monday the 9th of March 2020.

Tickets can be reserved via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/work-life-balance-networking-event-tickets-94666434855?fbclid=IwAR36m-C-ZYNihP24j_z6jegtYxsasw8xa1OICEtHLupl5vzOdfTRia_x-ns

International Women’s Day Festival is celebrating the achievements of 20 women from the University of Edinburgh for 2020 – nominations open

This year, the International Women’s Day Festival is celebrating the achievements of 20 women from the University of Edinburgh for 2020. We are looking for women who are achieving fantastic things in any field, whether it be academia, activism, enterprise, sports, societies or something else entirely.

The 20 successful nominations will be invited to have their portrait taken and be featured as part of our exhibition at the Festival on Sunday 8th March.​

We are writing to you as we want to encourage nominations from as wide a group as possible. We would be extremely grateful if you could circulate the nomination form with students in the school.


from the Women’s Liberation Campaign

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