Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Student dissertations

In collaboration with different academic Schools SRS dissertation prizes were awarded in 2015/16 and 2016/17 to highlight and recognise student research on social responsibility and sustainability themes.

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Please note that the Social Responsibility and Sustainability dissertation prize scheme is not currently operating.

Winners received £150 plus a £50 voucher of their choice and had a summary of their dissertation published and promoted on the University website.

The prizes were judged by a panel of academics from across the University of Edinburgh, with up to three prizes being awarded for both undergraduates and postgraduate masters. 


2015/16 undergraduate dissertation prize winners

2015/16 masters dissertation prize winners

2016/17 undergraduate dissertation prize winners

2016/17 postgraduate dissertation prize winners


To be considered, the dissertation needed to:

  • contribute to furthering knowledge and/or understanding of social responsibility and/or sustainability
  • have been marked during the current academic year
  • have achieved a grade of 65 or above

Up to three prizes were awarded. Winners received £150 plus a £50 voucher for one of the following (depending on the winner’s preference):