We ensure that social, ethical and environmental concerns influence our decision making and the way we operate day to day.
We promote change, enhance community engagement and promote sustainability and social responsibility across the University.
Increasingly we are offering a student experience where you can explore sustainability, global environmental challenges, social justice and ethical dilemmas.
As Scotland’s first Fairtrade University, we have been promoting better conditions for farmers and communities in developing countries since 2004.
We have championed environmental sustainability since the early 1990s:
The University is investing in transforming our buildings and surroundings to the highest environmental standards.
Our campuses are sensitively managed to promote biodiversity and tranquility.
We have integrated travel plans and continually improve facilities for cycling and public transport.
As a result, 90 per cent of students and 70 per cent of staff choose to leave their car at home, and opt instead to walk, cycle or share lifts with friends and colleagues.
The University’s catering facilities were recently presented with national Healthy Eating Awards.
EUSA has adopted the Soil Association’s Food for Life scheme in some of its cafes.
This article was published on Sep 22, 2010