The Sustainability Office would like to offer a warm welcome to both new undergraduate and postgraduate students, the University provides many great opportunities to get involved in social responsibility and sustainability.
A crucial element of the University's Social Responsibility and Sustainability Strategy 2010-20 is to provide the platform for students to highlight what they would like to see the university do towards lowering its energy consumption, promoting sustainable travel, advocating healthy active lives and more.
The Sustainability Office will be at the Societies Fair on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 September, please come along and say hello. Below are just some of the exciting opportunities on offer for students to get involved with.
Soon to be launching its third year in October, the Edinburgh Sustainability Awards rewards teams of students and staff who are doing their bit to become more sustainable and socially responsible.
Participant teams can work towards a bronze, silver or gold standard by completing a number of actions in the areas of engagement, waste and recycling, travel choices, energy, fairtade, procurement and personal wellbeing.
The awards scheme is a collaboration between the Sustainability Office and the Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA), offering volunteering opportunities to students and free training to staff.
OurEd is a student community website providing resources for students interested in building a thriving, smiling community in the city of Edinburgh. You can find information on health, social justice, environment and development related: events, courses, societies, volunteering, internships, and more.
This is a collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University, Heriot Watt University, Jewel & Esk College, Queen Margaret University, Stevenson College Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh.
The OurEd website can promote the activities of student societies, community groups and relevant events throughout the year.
New students to the University of Edinburgh are spoiled for choice when it comes to the number and quality of student societies. From joining campaigning groups to helping out at the allotment, there are a range of student societies that touch up issues of sustainability and social responsibility.
This article was published on Sep 11, 2012