Social Responsibility and Sustainability



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Update on the Sustainable Campus Fund – saving carbon and money at The University of Edinburgh

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A quick update on how the Sustainable Campus Fund is being allocated as of the end of April 2017.

European students visit University to share social responsibility practices

Students from Lithuania and Portugal visited the University to understand how social responsibility issues are prioritised and implemented.

Efforts of staff and students celebrated at Sustainability Awards Ceremony

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Office and lab staff teams, student residences and groups, individuals and special projects were all recognised at the seventh University of Edinburgh Sustainability Awards

SRS Staff and Student Workshop 2017: building a vision for 2040

The annual SRS staff and student workshop took place on Wednesday 8th March and saw over 60 staff and students from across the University share their thoughts for what the institution should look like by 2040.

Quarter 2 highlights: catalysts for change

Head of SRS Programmes Michelle Brown reflects on the second quarter of academic year 2016/17, with long term University strategies and targets shaping further development of our programmes.

University pledge to prevent slavery and human trafficking

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The University of Edinburgh has highlighted its commitment to protecting and respecting human rights through its new Modern Slavery Statement. A zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking in all its forms has been established, in the goods we purchase and the companies we work with.

Winners of the 2016 Sustainability Awards Office and Lab categories announced

We're delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Sustainability Awards in the Office and Lab categories.

Three Masters students awarded dissertation prizes

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The Department for Social Responsibility & Sustainability is delighted to announce that three students have won prizes for their Masters dissertations.