The Annual SPS Ball
Mar
24
to Mar 25

The Annual SPS Ball

  • Dynamic Earth 112-116 Holyrood Road, EH8 8AS Edinburgh, United Kingdom (map)
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The Annual SPS Ball is celebrating its 5th anniversary. Edinburgh Political Union, Sociology Society, Edinburgh University Sustainable Development Association, joined by Social Policy Society, Q-Soc and Social Anthropology Society have once again joined forces and are happy to invite you to this year’s ball of the School of Social and Political Sciences. As in previous years, of course, everyone is welcome! Whether you are an undergraduate, postgraduate or PhD student, a student from another school, or perhaps even from another university - this event is open to everyone.

This year, however, we have decided to go even bigger. Our venue for this ball will be the awe-inspiring Dynamic Earth, located just at the foot of Arthur’s Seat. Expect the full program: A three-course dinner with half a bottle of wine, Ceilidh, DJ Photographer, and most importantly - the opportunity to dance the night away in one of the most beautiful venues in Edinburgh, in the company of all of your friends. PLEASE NOTE there is now a vegan option available with the meal, a previous post had indicated otherwise. Furthermore, we can also cater for Halal and any other dietary requirements on the evening- please include them in the form online. As we did last year, we will be hosting a raffle on the night. All of the proceeds will go towards one of Edinburgh’s amazing Charities again.

Follow the link below for tickets!-
https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/ents/event/11235/

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Edinburgh Sustainable Innovation Conference 2018
Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Edinburgh Sustainable Innovation Conference 2018

Join the Buchanan Institute - and 250 other students and professionals - to explore how Scotland can become a zero-carbon country. We will be bringing together innovators, businesses and politicians to discuss how we can achieve the ambitious climate targets laid out by the Scottish government.

Through engaging talks, interactive panels and solution-based workshops, we will explore the decarbonisation of the transport and energy sectors. ESIC will be an excellent networking opportunity for both students and professionals in the field.

Tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/889537934528423/

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How to get into International Developement
Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

How to get into International Developement

  • pin Project Room 1.06, 50 George Square, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JU (map)
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There will be a series of talks from third sector professionals and university professors examining the pathways into international development. If you are interested in working in the third sector, this is the event for you! There will be the opportunity afterwards to chat and network with refreshments provided.

Tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/205337770205253/

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Let's Talk Israel: Scotland Student Conference
Feb
18
1:30 PM13:30

Let's Talk Israel: Scotland Student Conference

  • University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 (map)
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StandWithUs UK and the Jewish Agency for Israel, in partnership with Israel and Jewish societies across Scotland are delighted to invite you to the first ever 'Let's Talk Israel Student Conference' exclusively for students studying at Scottish Universities.

From 13:30 – 16:00, all students are welcome to join for a free kosher lunch and the opportunity to:

- Network and engage in conversation with a leading MSP.

- See the sell out one man play 'Knock Knock' performed by Niv Petel.

We very much look forward to welcoming students to the conference to discuss challenges and have an honest discussion about different challenges in Israel, from different perspectives and to show the complexities of Israel and learn about it together.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-talk-israel-scotland-student-conference-tickets-42673296980?aff=es2

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Leviathan Screening of The Nile Hilton Incident
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Leviathan Screening of The Nile Hilton Incident

  • 50 George Sq Screening Rm G.04 (map)
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Come spend an anti-valentine evening with a great film (synopsis below) and the Leviathan team. This will be a fundraising event hosted by the EPU's Political Science and International Relations student journal, Leviathan.

Entry is £3, popcorn and drinks will be £1, and will be offered free to anyone who wrote for our latest issue, Dissolution. One of our regional editors will give a brief introduction on her family's personal connection to the events depicted in the film.

Synopsis from IMDB: Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian Revolution, this film noir features a police officer who investigates the murder of a woman. What initially seems to be a killing of a prostitute turns into a more complicated case involving the very elite of Egypt.

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Hong Kong's Link To The US Dollar - Origins and Evolution
Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

Hong Kong's Link To The US Dollar - Origins and Evolution

  • LT1A University of Edinburgh Business School (map)
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John Greenwood, Chief Economist at Invesco, will explore the Hong Kong Dollar crisis of 1985 and the developments of the monetary system since then.

This event is being held jointly with the Library of Mistakes.

Register Here: https://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/event/hong-kong-s-link-to-the-us-dollar-origins-and-evolution

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The Personal Politics of Climate Change: what makes us care?
Feb
6
5:30 PM17:30

The Personal Politics of Climate Change: what makes us care?

  • Auditorium, Chaplaincy Centre, University of Edinburgh (map)
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Join the University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy for a workshop investigating how our personal politics - how we think, feel and interact with others - shape our understanding of and reaction to climate change. This evening workshop will give attendees to chance to hear from four different speakers on how our personal politics shape how we feel about climate change, and what we're motivated to do about it.

Doors will open at 5pm ahead of the event starting at 5.30pm. Refreshments will be provided.

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How can Scotland achieve its emissions reduction ambitions?
Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

How can Scotland achieve its emissions reduction ambitions?

  • Auditorium University of Edinburgh Business School (map)
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The seminar will bring together experts in the fields of policy, finance, business and technology to discuss meeting the challenges this ambitious target will present, the risks arising from it and the considerable opportunities it may offer for Scotland as a global leader in new technology and services.

Register Here: https://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/event/how-can-scotland-achieve-its-emissions-reduction-ambitions

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Global Heritage, Global Ambitions: Scotland’s International Rela
Jan
26
12:30 PM12:30

Global Heritage, Global Ambitions: Scotland’s International Rela

The British Foreign Policy Group is co-hosting the event, "Global Heritage, Global Ambitions: Scotland's International Relations" with the University of Edinburgh on Friday 26th January 2018. This event is part of the BFPG’s National Engagement Programme, a nationwide series of events which aim to generate greater public discussion about the UK’s international position and choices. This event will be held in association with the Asia Scotland Institute, and the The University of Edinburgh School of Social and Political Science’s Centre for Security Research.

TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT, PLEASE EMAIL alice.campbell@bfpg.org.uk

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Examining Attitudes towards the EU: The Role of Living Conditions in Cities and their Impact on the Urban Educated Polish Youth
Jan
24
11:00 AM11:00

Examining Attitudes towards the EU: The Role of Living Conditions in Cities and their Impact on the Urban Educated Polish Youth

  • Conference Room 2.15, Chrystal Macmillan Building (map)
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Seminar given by Adrian Favero (University of Edinburgh)

Based on a survey of 324 MA students in five Polish cities, this seminar will assess the relationship between participants’ perceptions of cities’ performance and attitudes towards the EU. The results of diverse nonparametric tests confirm that satisfaction with economic conditions and local place attachment are positively correlated with support for EU integration.

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Leviathan Writer's Workshop - Dissolution
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Leviathan Writer's Workshop - Dissolution

Come to our second writer's workshop on our second theme: Dissolution!

Whether you're looking for an article idea, want advice on what you're already writing, or just want to chat with us, don't miss out.

We will be giving general advice, expanding on the theme, and then break up into smaller groups for more focused discussions.

In the meantime, if you want to learn more about submissions, visit http://www.leviathanjournal.org/submit-1

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