The School of Chemistry was delighted to welcome back our graduating students across Taught Postgraduate and PhD programmes. With several students and their families travelling to Edinburgh from all over the globe to attend the graduation it was a wonderful celebration of their academic achievements. The graduation ceremony in the majestic McEwan Hall was followed by a School of Chemistry drinks reception in the beautiful Teviot Lounge Bar where the new graduates rekindled old friendships and celebrated with family, friends and staff.
Congratulations to Petar Iliev, who is named among the authors of a new article published in Science. The paper is entitled "Small-molecule inhibitor of OGG1 suppresses proinflammatory gene expression and inflammation".
China’s first college for the study of low-carbon technology has opened with the support of experts from Edinburgh.
The China-UK Low Carbon College (LCC) in Lingang, Shanghai, will become a key centre for the exchange of ideas, talent, technology and resources to tackle global environmental challenges.
Students, academics and industry experts from China, the UK and farther afield will develop a range of projects, courses and partnerships.
Congratulations to Dr Helen Szoor-McElhinney who recently graduated with a PgCert Academic Practice and is now a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Fellows have shown an ability to engage with a broad understanding of effective approaches to learning and teaching support as a key contribution to high quality student learning.
The team responsible for organising this year’s University of Edinburgh Chemistry Ball have raised £740.65 for local homelessness charity Social Bite. Using prizes kindly donated by the Balmoral Hotel, the group of final year students organised a raffle to raise funds for the charity.
Congratulations to Dr Michael Seery who has been awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
Senior Fellowships are awarded to individuals who are able to provide evidence of a sustained record of effectiveness in relation to teaching and learning, incorporating for example, the organisation, leadership and/or management of specific aspects of teaching and learning provision.
Congratulations to Rebecca Nicolson, Daniel De Rosa, Connor Halliday, and Martin Stanford, who have achieved Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
We recently held our prizegiving ceremony for undergraduates, recognising the achievements and excellence of our students. The full list of winners is below.
Well done to everyone!
2017 Chemistry 1 Prize and Crum Brown Medal
Awarded to most distinguished student in Chemistry 1A/C1B
- Finlay Clark
2017 Chemistry 2 Prize and Class Medal
Awarded for excellence in Chemistry 2
Congratulations to Helen O'Connor, from the Brechin group, who has just completed her Edinburgh Teaching Award (category 2) and is now a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy is awarded to professionals who are able to engage with a broad understanding of effective approaches to learning and teaching support as a key contribution to high quality student learning. Fellows demonstrate: