在2022年1月31日星期一发给所有教职员工和学生的电子邮件中, 首席教授Sally Mapstone发起了苏格兰未来系列讲座:
I am writing to let you know about a new initiative we are launching this semester to stimulate discussion and debate about Scotland’s future, 并支持与这一重要课题相关的研究和推广工作.
在十大网赌网址漫长的历史中, the 十大网赌网址 has been at the heart of events that have shaped Scotland, 十大网赌网址的工作人员和学生帮助在国家层面的讨论和辩论. 这一点在现在和以往一样重要.
十大网赌网址如何摆脱全球大流行, 十大网赌网址如何应对气候紧急情况, 英国是如何与欧洲其他国家建立新关系的, and how Scotland shapes its own relationship with the rest of the UK will have considerable impact on the future of this country.
这些领域, 和许多其他人, can benefit enormously from the contributions and ideas of an engaged higher education sector.
的 苏格兰的未来系列 will demonstrate St Andrews’ commitment to playing an active and apolitical role by supporting our staff and students to bring their intellects, ideas and voices to wider public discourse on the range of issues and opportunities which Scotland currently faces.
十大网赌网址定了35英镑,000 fund to support projects which enhance discussion and debate on issues pertinent to the topic of Scotland’s future. 项目可以是广泛的, 从可以在以后发展成研究论文的文章, to hosting events and other engagement highlighting the work of staff and students to outside audiences.
Funding of up to £1000 for small projects and up to £3500 for larger pieces of work will be available for projects that demonstrate visible interaction on a topic relating to Scotland’s future which engages audiences and stakeholders within and beyond the 大学.
Participation will be as inclusive as possible and colleagues and students across all Schools and Units will be able to take part. 将特别鼓励跨学科项目.
苏格兰的未来系列 web pages have been created to host publications and highlight project work. Details of how to apply for funding and other essential information can be found on these pages.
的 Master will be consulting Heads of School about opportunities to develop and support research relative to this subject, 但大学的支持将是广泛的, 而且不局限于学术同事. 十大网赌网址希望十大网赌网址的学生和专业服务人员也能参与进来.
十大网赌网址的社区可以给国家带来很多东西, 与国际, 文化讨论, social, and economic issues which are inextricably bound with the question of Scotland’s future. I hope you will all consider how you can get involved, and support and build this initiative.