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

Edinburgh Student Law Review – Call for Recruitment

The Edinburgh Student Law Review (ESLR) is currently seeking applications to join our team for the 2020/21 academic year. The ESLR was the first publication of its kind in Scotland. Managed and written by students, it aims to provide a forum for law students to engage with current legal issues and debates. It is published annually.

We are recruiting externally for the following roles. Please read the role descriptions carefully before applying. The work of the ESLR begins each September, with a particularly busy period from February to April. In addition to the roles described below, we will also be recruiting for Content Editors at a later date.

Digital Managers (1-2)

  • Digital Managers maintain and generate engaging content for the ESLR’s social media presence (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn) and website.
  • Digital Managers must have good social media skills and would ideally have experience in promoting organisations on a digital platform. A good Digital Manager should have experience engaging with diverse online audiences.
  • Reporting directly to the Editors-in-Chief.
  • Considered for ESLR Board Position upon application.

Finance Officers (1-2)

  • Finance Officers are responsible for maintaining the ESLR’s finances. They also source new sponsorship for the ESLR and maintain positive ongoing relationships with our existing sponsors.
  • Finance Officers must have good numeracy and communication skills. Ideally, they would have experience in supervising financial accounts (for example as a society treasurer) or in managing sponsorship for other organisations.
  • Reporting directly to the Editors-in-Chief.
  • Considered for ESLR Board Position upon application.

Events Officer (1)

  • The Events Officer organisessocial events for the ESLR. They are also responsible for more formal events such as the annual publication launch and skills training events for prospective authors.
  • The Events Officer should have good communication and team-working skills. They should have experience in managing events. The Events Officer should also be able to show initiative in conceiving and planning events.
  • Reporting directly to the Editors-in-Chief.
  • Considered for ESLR Board Position upon application.

Copy Editors (10-12)

  • The Copy Editersedit articles for publication in accordance with the style of the ESLR, as well as ensure said articles are free of grammatical issues, etcetera. Copy Editors generally edit two articles a year.
  • Content Editors should have strong language skills and be able to assess an article for its consistency with the House Style. Content Editors should have good time management skills and must be able to complete work to a deadline.
  • Reporting to the Chief Copy Editors.

Blog Editors (1-2)

  • The Blog Editor edits blog posts for grammar, style, etcetera. They liaise with authors and the Managing Editors to produce the ESLR Blog. The Blog aims to post bi-weekly from November of each academic year.
  • The Blog Editor should have strong language skills and experience with editing work for a digital platform. The Blog Editor should have good time management skills and must be able to complete work to a deadline.
  • Reporting to the Managing Copy Editor.

It is possible to apply for more than one position. The deadline for applications to all positions is 30th April. Applications can be made to the Editors-in-Chief for all positions via Google Forms at the following link: https://forms.gle/nmRFNXAsgJB9A8k47. It is necessary to have a Google account in order to complete this form but it is easy and free to set one up. You will be asked to upload a current version of your CV. Selected candidates will be invited for a video conference interview.

ARTea Sessions for E-connection

Dear all,

This project aims to help UoE students and staff REACH OUT as we reconnect with people through creativity and reflections during our STAY IN.

With wellbeing as a guiding concept, we have developed a workshop series that explores the idea of E-connection through a healthy platform in art and its related fields, considering the University’s aim to promote the good mental wellbeing of its students and staff. The interactive workshops will help participants to endure and deal with stressful situations associated with the self-isolation life, enhancing the appreciation of anti-stress activities and healing alternatives through different forms of arts and creativity.

Please below the poster for the first workshop (ARTea session): Sketch & Reflection, 2pm, 7th April 2020. The subsequent ARTea sessions will take place every Tuesday from 7th April to July.

All online interactive workshops are free, but booking is required through Eventbrite (there are only 50 places available per workshop). No special skills are needed. For more information and bookings, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/30051890930

We hope to see many of you in our workshops!

ARTea Team

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.

TargetJobs – Student Career Advice

Dear all,

TargetJobs provide a range of information and advice for students looking to the future and what career options could be available to you after you complete your studies.

Full details on their careers advice including exploring and deciding options, making plans, applications and more, please see here.

They also offer information on alternative options once you complete your studies here.

TargetJobs also have a wide range of FAQ’s that may be helpful with any questions or concerns you may have after completing your studies here.

Many thanks,

Edinburgh Law School

Employer - TARGETjobs | Group GTI

Legal Summer Placement Scheme 2020 – Final Year Students

The City of Edinburgh Council is now inviting applications for its Summer Placement Scheme 2020.

Placement Details

A summer placement at the Council offers an exciting opportunity to develop the skills required of trainee solicitors, working alongside an experienced team of in-house lawyers.

Students will have the opportunity to complete a week in two of the following departments: Commercial Practice, Litigation, Property and Planning or Employment.

The placement is open to students in the final year of the LL.B, or the final year of the accelerated degree.

Placements will take place over two weeks from 15 June to 26 June 2020.

Core Competencies

Summer placement applicants should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and accurately, both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to research legal solutions effectively and clearly present findings;
  • Knowledge of the fundamental principles of Scots Law; and
  • A keen interest in public administration.

How to Apply

Please send complete applications (click here for application form) or any questions to Amy.Hood@edinburgh.gov.uk

The closing date is 5pm on Friday 10 April 2020.

Many thanks and all the best!

Sexual harassment and the law: What does the future hold for the law and lawyers?

Dear all,

I am delighted to inform you that the Consent Collective, one of our partners in tackling gender-based violence & sexual violence within the University community, are back on campus soon:

When? – Monday‎ ‎16‎ ‎March, 18‎:‎00 – ‎19‎:‎30pm

Where? – Usha Kasera Lecture Theatre Theatre, Edinburgh Law School, Old College

Join The Consent Collective and our panel of law academics and professionals as we discuss the current priorities and future directions of sexual harassment and the law.

We hope to see you there!

So you want to be a … Judicial Assistant

Dear all,

When? – TONIGHT 10th March 2020, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Where? – SSC Library, Parliament House, Edinburgh

SYLA are delighted to welcome a team from the UK Supreme Court to speak to members on what life is like working as a Judicial Assistant to the Justices of the UKSC. The Court is currently recruiting for fixed term posts, assisting the Justices by carrying out research in connection with appeals and summarising applications for permission to appeal. This event offers the opportunity to learn more about the role and to participate in a Q&A with those who have experienced life working at the Court. More information on the vacancy can be found here: www.hays.co.uk/jobs/supremecourt

Chris Maile, head of HR at the Court, will speak, along with current Scottish Judicial Assistant, Francesca Ruddy and former Judicial Assistant, turned Barrister, Rachel Barrett.

The event is kindly hosted by the Society of Solicitors of the Supreme Court in Scotland (SSC) in their lounge, which is located in SSC Building, access to which is via Parliament House, 11 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RQ.

Tickets are free and available here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/so-you-want-to-be-a-judicial-assistant-tickets-93396829431

Hope to see you there!

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