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Community Vision

Local community connections are important to organisations and individuals at BioQuarter. Links with communities are already flourishing across campus. Our goal is to build on these, and provide a welcoming place where people from local neighbourhoods and beyond can walk, shop, relax and influence projects that are revolutionising local and global health and wellbeing.

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Community Engagement Programmes

Interdisciplinary Community-Based Research Summer Projects 2018

Students from across the University of Edinburgh are taking part in two innovative research projects, with research questions posed by local communities.
For students, critical-thinking skills will be used to analyse complex societal issues. For the communities, solutions for real-world problems will emerge. Both projects are taking place at QMRI, Edinburgh BioQuarter.

  • Research questions are directed by the Breathtakers and Cheyne Gang local patient support groups
  • Working with community partners, students learn skills including perspective-taking, negotiation and participatory action research
  • Both projects will be partnered by the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Community Science

The MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine at Edinburgh BioQuarter is co-creating activities to connect the local community with the world-class science park and University of Edinburgh.

  • Activities range from mentoring, internships, and workshops for the local school cluster to the Craigmillar Science Festival, which the Centre initiated in 2017
  • The programme has inspired both the community and the team at CRM, demonstrating the activities’ two-way benefits

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