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Sharing our fears

Beth Cross, hub host at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), reflects on their first session together and how she embraced her voice of fear: I’m sharing u.lab with PhD students at UWS this year to help students look at world changing research and a changing world.  Big claim, but a journey of […]

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Get your teeth into u.lab

Today’s the day you can really get into u.lab as the first set of materials is released on edX (likely to be this afternoon due to time differences with the US). Live sessions are a great way to feel part of the global community.  Otto and the team host a live online get-together where we […]

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The difference a story makes

Hello there! My name’s Kirsty and I’m the researcher who was working on the project to look at the experiences of people who have been involved in u.lab in Scotland which has resulted in the series of blog posts which have been featuring here over the last few months.  I’m a PhD student at the […]

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Help us sense into u.lab Scotland

If you’ve been along to a u.lab Scotland event recently, you’ll be aware that they’ve been hosted by a “holding team” – a self-selecting group of people from across u.lab Scotland with an intention to help grow and sustain u.practices in Scotland.  The events have been just one way we’ve been doing this. For the […]

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Crystalizing opportunities in the financial services sector

Alan Thornburrow is the Chief Executive of Scottish Investment Operations,  a professional body for the financial services sector in Scotland.  During our conversation about his experience of u.lab, he speaks of how he is at the point in his u.lab journey where opportunities are beginning to pop up for him.  He notes that the people involved […]

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About the holding team for ULab Scot

With thanks to Kuladharini for writing: The holding team for ULab Scot is a group of people from different walks of life, with different perspectives and experiences gather every quarter to reflect, explore and sense the current and emerging future for U Lab in Scotland. It’s a bit of a mystery how we all came to […]

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‘Beyond U.Lab’ – a Firestarter Festival event

“A day of exploration and discovery around U lab and a conversation about what next.” I’m writing this from the point of view of a local Hub host, who wondered about follow through and how to help this, locally, then found himself part of a self-organising team tackling one of the main Firestarter Festival events, […]

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Fire Festival update

Hi folks! So many of you came along to the Fire Starter Festival our week of engaging taster sessions, workshops and networking events for those interested in creating better public services.  It was a really lively week and we are hoping to continue with events throughout the year

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