With over 250 student societies at the University, students are sure to find one to develop their skills and interests, with many focusing on social responsibility and sustainability issues.
Students can sign up to societies at any time throughout the academic year. Below is a list of student societies focusing on social responsibility and sustainability issues:
- Allotment and Permaculture Society
- Amnesty International Society
- Buchanan Institute
- Dirty Weekenders
- Ecology Society
- Edinburgh Global Partnerships
- Enactus Edinburgh
- Engineering for Change
- Low Carbon Society
- People & Planet
- STAR (Student Action for Refugees)
- Sustainable Development Association
- Vegetarian Society
- WaterAid - Edinburgh
If you think we missed any societies out, please send us an email to let us know.
To sign up or find out further information about student societies please find out more on the Edinburgh University Students' Association website.
There are a number of student co-operatives at the University, with many providing opportunities for students to get actively involved.
Edinburgh student housing cooperative
The first and only student-run housing cooperative in the United Kingdom!
Hearty squirrel cooperative
Providing healthy, local, ethical, organic and Fairtrade food, as well as a unique and informative experience for our volunteers
The Shrub is a student led cooperative which is supported by our Department. The swap and reuse hub launched in 2013, with the aim to reduce waste, share skills and promote a smarter, more sustainable way of meeting peoples’ material needs.