Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Welfare and wellbeing

The University has a legal obligation to tackle discrimination and is committed to embedding equality and diversity across all its work. In short, this means ensuring staff and students are treated fairly and equally, and recognising, respecting and valuing differences.

Departments like Occupational Health, Health and Safety, and Health and Wellbeing are just some of the areas doing their bit to help people at the University of Edinburgh.

The University wants people to feel supported during their time here. In this section we explore some of the initiatives that can help, and look at ideas to foster a sense of community within the University.

What you can do


Need advice about your health in relation to work? Occupational Health staff will be pleased to discuss, in confidence, any concerns about your health and your workplace.
You can complete the e-Diversity in the Workplace online training module. Plus staff, particularly managers, have been encouraged to attend Developing an Understanding of Equality, Diversity and Internationalisation training, which can be booked through MyEd.
Eat well.

A healthy and well balanced diet can have many benefits for your health and wellbeing.

Learn more

Keep active.

There are many health benefits associated with keeping physically active.

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Taking things further


All users of display screen equipment should undertake a risk assessment of their workstation.

This will help you to ensure it is set up correctly to reduce the likelihood of any adverse effects from using the equipment.

Learn more

Why not try having a Bring and Share lunch or support a charity initiative to get people in your area together? See what the Chancellors Building team did to foster togetherness and highlight welfare and wellbeing.