Social Responsibility and Sustainability



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Quarter 4 highlights: measuring what matters

It was a wee bit quieter in the summer months but that does not mean that we were at rest!

University is finalist in Green Gown Awards 2016

For the third year in a row the University of Edinburgh has successfully been recognised as a finalist in two categories in the Green Gown Awards.

Three undergraduate 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 undergraduate dissertations.

Masters and PhD students: Present your research at an International Conference

We are delighted to offer one Masters or PhD student a fully-funded student placement to the Green Alliance of Universities for a Sustainable Future (GAUSF). The successful student will have the opportunity to present their academic research at this international conference.

University saves over £100,000 by reusing goods

An internal reuse project at the University of Edinburgh has allowed staff to save more than £100,000 by reusing goods in under 3 years of use.

Propose your sustainable project ideas

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Do you have an idea for a sustainable project at the University? The Sustainable Campus Fund is a real opportunity for anyone in the University to propose projects that could reduce the University’s impact on the environment.

We're recruiting: Modern Slavery researcher

The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability is recruiting a researcher for a part-time, fixed-term consultancy project, which might suit a current postgraduate student (e.g. PhD) or graduate.

Quarter 3 highlights: measuring what matters

Head of SRS Programmes Michelle Brown reflects on Quarter 3 of academic year 2015/16: a busy time for the department with progress in areas such as resource efficiency and responsible investment.