About

EUSci is a student-run science communication group (with a few post-docs and staff thrown in for good measure) at the University of Edinburgh. We publish EUSci Magazine, produce a biweekly podcast, run a seminar series, follow local current events in science, and organize workshops and social events. Our activities are open to anyone- university undergraduate or postgraduate students and staff, and members of the community.

Interested in getting involved with EUSci? Find out more here.

The Magazine

EUSci, Edinburgh University’s science magazine, was founded in 2008 as an independent spin-off from BlueSci, the Cambridge University science magazine. Each issue presents an in-depth look at a hot topic in science, news from the world of science in and around Edinburgh, a selection of feature articles on diverse topics, interviews with famous scientists, book reviews, and more.

Edinburgh-based scientists (from students to professionals) do all the writing and editing, while students from the Edinburgh College of Art contribute many of our illustrations. Our articles appeal to general readers and specialists alike and the magazine serves as a venue for scientists to both reach a wider audience and hone their writing skills.

We publish EUSci twice a year, in Autumn and Spring. We print 2000 copies of each issue and make it freely available all over the university and throughout Edinburgh. Feel free to contact us to if you would like a copy.

News

Our keen news team stays on top of goings-on in the local science world. We cover selections of the latest research from the University of Edinburgh and local science events. Stories appear on our website and in the magazine.

Podcast

As the new media branch of EUSci, our friendly podcast team keep you up to date on the inside science scoop. They explain the latest cutting-edge research breakthroughs, muse on the most head-scratching discoveries, and report from events like Edinburgh’s International Science Festival. Throw in interviews with key figures in the British science scene (recent interviewees have been Ben Goldacre and Brian Cox), a bit of witty banter and skillful audio editing, and you have the EUSci podcast.

It comes out every two weeks, is available on iTunes or via RSS feed here, and gets about 800 downloads per month. In addition to that, it was recently short-listed for the ‘Best use of Multimedia’ at the 2010 Herald Student Journalism Awards.

Seminar Series

The place to be for Edinburgh scientists. See, be seen, have a drink, hear talks, and chat about science. The EUSci seminar series offers a chance for local scientists and science enthusiasts to tell others about their own work or any science topic that’s caught their fancy, in an informal setting. Talks are followed by questions and feedback, and everyone gets to enjoy chatting in the pub after the talks.

Financial Support

A dedicated team of volunteers works hard to keep EUSci going strong, but we do need money to cover our magazine publishing costs. If you like the work we do, why not consider giving us a little financial support? We accept donations and sell advertising in our magazine. We offer a range of advertising options. For an indication of our rates, see the information here.