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NERC Doctoral Training Partnership Success

The School of Chemistry and the Centre for Science under Extreme Conditions (CSEC) are partners in a new School of GeoSciences-led NERC Doctoral Training Partnership.

The Edinburgh Earth and Environment (E3) DTP is one of 15 funded across the UK, announced recently by NERC and the Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts. The E3 DTP has been awarded over ??7.5 million in funding, equivalent to at least 18 PhD studentships in each of the next 5 years.

Chemistry at the Commonwealths

Corrie Scott competed in the 50m breaststroke, winning bronze and breaking the Scottish record in the process. Richard Schafers got to the semi-finals of the 50m freestyle and narrowly missed out on a 4x100m medal, with the Scottish quartet finishing 4th.

The pair were part of an elite group of athletes from The University of Edinburgh who competed for Team Scotland at this year's games. 3 of the students in the team won medals.