Welcome to the first Festival of Creative Learning blog post of 2017. Since the last entry we have been in a period of transition and working hard to introduce the new Festival. In December two members of staff joined Silje Graffer at the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) to support the ongoing development of the Festival: Jennifer Williams has taken on the role of Projects and Engagement Coordinator, and Lucy Ridley joins as Projects and Engagement Administrator. We will be adding to this blog on a weekly basis in the run up to the Festival and are looking for contributions. If you are interested in writing a blog post for us on any aspect of your involvement with the Festival, please contact us.
December was a very busy month and saw the launch of the Festival of Creative Learning calendar for the curated week this 20-24th February. If you are not a member of the University of Edinburgh Community and are interested in attending an event, please contact the Event Organiser (details on the calendar entry) or look out for listings on Eventbrite. We are excited by the range of events planned and encouraged by how students and staff from across the University have embraced the opportunities this Festival presents. The Festival of Creative Learning Guide went to print, which gives a taste of some of the events in the programme and also details the aims and values of the Festival. You can access the Guide online, or pick up a copy from various venues across the University. In the coming weeks we will be distributing Festival of Creative Learning Guides and tote bags and are currently recruiting for three student Promotions Assistants to support us with this. If you are interested in applying for this role you can find further information on our Facebook page here.
Finally, as a reminder for all our Event Organisers, the penultimate Meet-up will take place on Wednesday 25th January at 4pm in the room adjacent to our office at 1 Morgan Lane. In this session we will focus on making sure everything is in place for your event and discussing how you will evaluate its success. Refreshments will be provided and you can reserve your space here.