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Rory Mullarkey wins £10k drama prize
The Stage
The £10,000 prize was launched last year by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland and in association with Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre as the sister award to the university’s long-standing literature awards.

10 Signs You're An Edinburgh University Student
Huffington Post UK
From preppy rugby-playing Etonians to dungaree-clad ECA students to the Harry Potter Society, University of Edinburgh's students are a diverse bunch. However, there are some quintessential Edinburgh traits that everyone has in common. From budget student ...

DNA distress ‘tweet’ is a potential lifesaver for sick newborn babies
The Daily Express
Experts at the University of Edinburgh detected and decoded a signal generated from a baby’s DNA that can tell doctors whether or not the infant has a bacterial infection in its bloodstream. The findings could help develop a simple test for newborns that ...

Edinburgh cheaper university city than Glasgow
The Scotsman
Edinburgh is one of the most affordable large universities in Britain for first year students to attend, while studying in Glasgow costs more, according to a report of the biggest 20 universities in Britain. A typical week at Edinburgh, taking into account ...

Edinburgh lowest university for student satisfaction in Scotland
The Journal
According to the National Student Survey (NSS) 2014, the University of Edinburgh has ranked near the bottom of the table at 185 for student satisfaction with their course. This rank puts Edinburgh as the university with the lowest student satisfaction in ...

University of Edinburgh seeks new CIO
The University of Edinburgh is advertising for a new chief information officer (CIO). In a job advert, the university said it is looking for a permanent, full-time CIO with a “significant track record of inspirational leadership in large and complex ...

£10m for Africa agriculture project
Evening Telegraph
Research Into Results (RIR), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Edinburgh, will make the latest agricultural research and innovation available to budding small businesses in 10 countries in east and southern African. They will then mentor the ...

EPSRC funds building energy consumption research
Electronics Weekly
Data-Driven Sociotechnical Energy Management in Public Sector Buildings – University of Edinburgh This project will aim to construct a feedback loop to give information to building managers and occupants on their energy consumption, the activities using ...

Films at the Old Quad
the Edinburgh Reporter
A special charity screening of Good Will Hunting is to be shown as part of the University of Edinburgh’s outdoor cinema series in the Old College quad, run in association with Edinburgh International Film Festival. The acclaimed film is being shown to ...

Trainspotting, Shrek and Fargo among highlights of Edinburgh outdoor Fringe screenings
List Film
Edinburgh University’s Old College quadrangle will turn into an outdoor cinema this month for Film in the Old College Quad, a week-long series of screenings from Sun 17– Sat 23 Aug, featuring a diverse selection of films, showing individually and as ...

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