The latest news this week, compiled by Nia.
On 17th March 2014 a group of representatives of the University of Edinburgh visited HMP Shotts near Glasgow, to learn more about the type of work activities prisoners undertake in Scottish prisons.
During my time as a student working in research labs in the US and the Netherlands, I was constantly impressed with the amount of materials and energy that went into our experiments and facilities, and wondered if anything could be done to curb that usage. Continue reading Sharing best practice: Learning from labs on my trip to the U.S
This week’s media summary by Nia.
Student volunteer Pascale Robinson reports on a fair trade campaigner training session she attended in February 2014, organised by the Scottish Fair Trade Forum.
Student volunteer Rachel Kaplan reports on the University’s public lecture on 25th February 2014 entitled ‘does fair trade make a difference?
Another look at what’s in the news this week, compiled by Nia. Continue reading In the news: 13th February 2014
Student volunteer Chloe Neal examines child labour in the cocoa industry and fair trade alternatives.
Welcome to the first in a series of, what we hope will be, thought provoking blogs exploring our contribution to social responsibility and sustainability at the University and beyond. Continue reading Principles and investment: the balancing act
Here’s a look at what’s in the news this week by Nia and Angus, two MSc Science Communication students who are currently doing a voluntary placement in our office. Continue reading In the news: 6th February 2014
Student reporter Callum Aitken explores what it means for Scotland to be a Fair Trade Nation, and what you can do to be part of it.
Student reporter Chloe Neal explores student reactions to poor working conditions in garment factories in developing countries, and proposes fair trade as an alternative.