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Public Engagment Update - Sept 2017

  1. Midlothian Science Festival - call for event volunteers
  2. NCCPE, focus groups on training requirements
  3. Science Capital Teaching Approach
  4. Beltane Breakfasts and Twilights 2017/18
  5. Job opportunities


University of Edinburgh selected as finalist

Nearly two years ago we wrote a short article for SPROUT describing our participation in the BBSRC sponsored ‘Excellence with Impact’ competition. The idea behind the competition is to show how our world-leading research in biology is being appreciated and used both by the public (‘Public Engagement’) and by business (‘Knowledge Exchange’). This two-year extravaganza involving 30 UK institutions is reaching its climax and the winner will be announced in May this year. The good news is that Edinburgh was selected as one of the ten finalists. 


Researchers at The Roslin Institute to advise Scottish Government on animal disease outbreaks

The Scottish Government has announced that EPIC, the Pan-Scottish Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks, is to receive £1.97M in the first year, as part of £48M announced for funding into Scottish agriculture, food and environment research.



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