The Student Forum brings together students to inspire action, share ideas and encourage collaboration on social responsibility and sustainability issues.
Representatives from Edinburgh University Student Association and the University’s Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability come along to these meetings to ensure that the views of students are heard, and fed back to relevant decision makers.
The main objectives of the Student Forum are to:
- Inspire new and current students to engage in SRS activity
- Encourage peer-to-peer communication and collaboration
- Identify resources and support to empower students to create change
- Provide an opportunity for students to inform University action
- Celebrate and communicate student action.
How can I get involved?
The SRS Student Forum meets throughout semester one. Students will be able to communicate with each other throughout the year through social media and a dedicated mailing list. All University of Edinburgh students are welcome to attend.
Friday 25th November
SRS Student Forum: Exploring Social Enterprise
Greyfriars Charteris Centre, 138-140 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9RR (view map)
In recent years’ students at the University of Edinburgh have expressed a growing interest in careers that will make a difference in society; whether it’s by exploring opportunities in charities or the wider third sector, or by setting up and running a start-up project.
Co-hosted with Edinburgh Social Enterprise, this lunch time student forum will provide an introduction to this growing sector. It will cover the benefits, impact and opportunities that social enterprise have to offer.
Students gain insight the different areas open to them, and how to make those first steps. The event will cover:
Lunch and refreshments are provided.
Book your place at this event on Eventbrite (please note, places are limited)
Friday 20th January
SRS Student Forum: Race equality on campus?
Seminar Room 5, Chrystal MacMillan Building
More information to follow
Tuesday 22nd September
SRS Student Forum: Creating a sustainable food culture
The Shrub, 3 Guthrie Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JG.
At this Student Forum, we’ll be exploring the real impact of sustainable, ethically sourced food.
We’ll encourage attendees to think about:
The forum will also be an opportunity to meet with likeminded students and find out more about foodie societies and groups that you can get involved with.
A selection of free nibbles will be provided (only right at a food related event!).
Please contact Claire Martin for more information on the Student Forum.
Before joining the team in September 2015, Claire was the Events Manager for the UK Green Building Council, a leading sustainability NGO based in London. Prior to that she work at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), where she produced events and conferences on a broad range of policy areas. Claire is responsible for delivering the annual calendar of SRS events and student engagement activities.