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Photo of a focus group
The activities have included a focus group (pictured), seminars, walks and discussions
Image courtesy of MUI

Fieldwork marks the half-way point of two-year, British Council funded MUI project.

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Photo of Class of 2015 graduate Emily Binks
Emily Binks at Degree Show 2015
Image courtesy of Ben Shmulevitch

Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) Degree Show is approaching and our final students are preparing to graduate. As we wish them good luck in their future careers, we look back to last year’s leavers and their many and varied successes. In this article, we meet Emily Binks who was recently awarded the £10,000 Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Award.

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Tomke Kossen-Veenhuis (right) with CHSS winner Maddie Long (left) and people's choice winner Edgar Rodriguez (middle)
Tomke Kossen-Veenhuis (right) with CHSS winner Maddie Long (left) and people's choice winner Edgar Rodriguez (middle)

Tomke Kossen-Veenhuis was placed second in the CHSS round of this year's '3 Minute Thesis' competition

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Gaby Yánez at her console at home in Ecuador
Photo: Gaby Yanez

"Don't limit your experience to what happens during lectures and/or assignments. Meet people, go places, discover the library... attend every concert and event you can."

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Photo of Interior Design students with an exhibition they designed
Carol, Stefani, Jason and Tommy with Willie Brown (centre)
The winning team behind Maggie's JustIncase pictured with their design

Interior Design students tell us about their ‘Maggie’s Just Incase’ competition win.

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Cover of book by Miles Glendinning
The cover of 'The Conservation Movement' by Miles Glendinning
The book was published in 2013 by Routledge

Miles Glendinning’s 'The Conservation Movement' wins Antoinette Forrester Downing Book Award.

Shaun graduated from Glass - BA (Hons) in 2012. He is doing an MA at Royal College of Art and is part of the 2016 An Sùileachan Residency on the Isle of Lewis.

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Paul Archibald collecting his Best Student Who Tutors award
Paul Archibald, a PhD student at Reid School of Music, won in the Best Student Who Tutors category
Image courtesy of Mihaela Bodlovic

The wins were in the “Best Feedback” and “Best Student Who Tutors” categories in the 2016 EUSA awards.

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Photo of a student working on a restoration project
As part of an internship initiative, the team have been working alongside specialist conservators
Image courtesy of Neil Hanna

MSc students work alongside experts on restoring William Mainwaring Palin murals.

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A tree surrounded by lights, part of the Sentient Forest work in the Forest of Dean
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Andrea Roe's "Sentient Forest" uses LEDs and sensors to create an interactive piece in the Forest of Dean.