Welcome to the Festival of Creative Learning, a year-long series of events exploring creative learning and innovation at the University of Edinburgh, culminating in a curated week of events each February. If you would like to run an event in the February Festival, or a Pop-up event any time of the year, click here for more details.

Internet of (campus) Things

Mon 5th Feb 18

What is the University ‘campus’ where students watch video lectures from the local cafe, communicate over social networks, and study and a distance?

What if we could use real ‘things’...

Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production

Mon 5th Feb 18

It’s been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized the way the graphic design industry works. For decades before that, it was the hands of industrious workers, and various...

The Edinburgh Apprentice

Mon 12th Feb 18 to Mon 26th Feb 18

The Edinburgh Apprentice is the biggest business competition in Edinburgh! 250 selected students will compete for the title of 'The Edinburgh Apprentice'.

The competitors' sales skills, marketing skills, problem solving...

Active Hope: how to face the mess we're in without going crazy

Mon 19th Feb 18

Do you want to connect with others and explore responses to the sustainability crisis at a deep level? Active Hope groups offer a shared process to build community and address...

The Siege of InfoSec: A Medieval Perspective on Information Security

Thursday, 18 January, 2018 - 10:30

Information Security. It’s not considered the sexiest of topics, despite the news coverage it seems to be getting lately. Just those two words can conjure up images of men in ties nagging you to update and patch your devices (because you should) or companies crashing and burning as they lose users’ data. Frankly, using information … Continue reading The Siege of InfoSec: A Medieval Perspective on Information Security

Welcome to the Programme – #FCL18 is coming!

Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 - 10:00

It is with great pleasure that we are now able to reveal the full programme for #FCL18, the curated week of the Festival of Creative Learning at the University of Edinburgh taking place this 19-23rd February. Jennifer and I are incredibly proud of the 100-and-something staff and student event organisers that have been working incredibly … Continue reading Welcome to the Programme – #FCL18 is coming!

Internet of (Community) Things: an upcoming design thinking workshop

Friday, 17 November, 2017 - 11:21

  What is it? Dr Jeremy Knox and Dr Michael Gallagher, both of the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh, are running two workshops for faculty and students on Internet of Things (IoT) technology and how this might be designed to bridge distance for the University across campuses (there are several discrete campuses within … Continue reading Internet of (Community) Things: an upcoming design thinking workshop

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