Social Responsibility and Sustainability


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Awards celebrate sustainability 'superheroes'

Staff from Sport and Exercise win a special award for their Make Your Move campaign, presented by the rector Ann Henderson
The achievements of staff and students 'superheroes' were celebrated at the eighth annual University of Edinburgh Sustainability Awards.

Dangerous ideas and fast cars at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

One of the world's most impressive electric cars, a Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas and some of Scotland’s most innovative low carbon start-ups are just some of the attractions on offer during the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Student project grant winners

Precious plastic project
This year the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, in partnership with the Edinburgh University Students' Association, supported a wide range of projects through the Student Project Grant.

Quarter 2 highlights

Q2 highlights 2018 (please download PDF for full infographic)
A lot happened in the last quarter. Working with staff and students across the University, the Department for Social Responsibility & Sustainability continued to progress work against priorities: carbon and energy savings; resource efficiency; supply chain social responsibility and sustainability; responsible investment; community engagement and links to learning and teaching. We review our outcomes, outputs and inputs on a quarterly basis.

Winter Shutdown 2017 Feedback Survey

We need your views! Take part in the Winter Shutdown Feedback Survey. Visit to have your say.
The Social Responsibility and Sustainability Department invites all University of Edinburgh staff and students to complete the 2017 Winter Shutdown Feedback Survey.

Three Postgraduate students awarded dissertation prizes

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

Congratulations to the 2017 Office and Lab Sustainability Awards recipients

Two wooden, hand etched trophies. One for lab awards with a microscope, and one for offices with a bulb and the globe
The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability is delighted to announce the recipients of our 2017 Sustainability Awards, in the Office and Lab categories.

University and Students' Association sign Sustainable Development Goals Accord

We've signed - have you? The SDG accord,, #SDGAccord
The University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh University Students' Association have signed the Sustainable Development Goals Accord. This reaffirms the University's commitment to make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to Scotland, the UK and the world.