02 September 2022

Abertay University hosts Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy Scotland conference

Delegates visited the campus on 29th and 30th August for the group's AGM

Abertay University played host to Scotland’s brightest young professionals as the venue for the 2022 Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy Scotland (YAS) conference.

Ninety delegates visited the campus on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 of August for the group’s AGM followed by a Research Day.

YAS brings together entrepreneurs, academics, business leaders, teachers and other professionals to work collaboratively for the benefit of society.

The Academy’s mission is to help Scotland’s people and policy-makers build a future that is equal, enterprising, sustainable, smarter and international.

As part of the event, Abertay University Lecturer in Computer Arts in the School of Design and Informatics, Dr Lynne Love was formally introduced into the Academy.

The AGM sees members network with each other before presenting projects to their colleagues and discussing their work.

Invited speaker Theresa Shearer FRSE, CEO of Enable Group, delivered a talk as part of the AGM before a question-and-answer session.

The second day of the conference is a Research Day, where delegates will split into groups to create projects that they will later present.

Dr Eve Poole, Interim Chief Executive Officer of The Royal Society of Edinburgh will also give a special talk to delegates on leadership.

Dr Lynne Love is the second lecturer from Abertay University to join the Academy, alongside Dr Iain Donald, Senior Lecturer in Games Production in the School of Design and Informatics.

Speaking on her appointment to the academy, Dr Love said:

I’m excited to join YAS. It’s wonderful to be among such esteemed colleagues who are working across such diverse fields and I’m looking forward to looking at opportunities to collaborate to reshape policy and make real change in the world.

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