Recognition: our awards

Our sustainability actions have won many national and international awards over the years, and we've also given out hundreds of awards to our staff, students and alumni.

Sustainability recognition and awards we have received

These include the Sustainability QS World University Rankings, International Sustainable Campus Network, Green Gown Awards and Investors in People.

View recognition, awards and rankings

Changemaker Awards

Do you know someone who's made a meaningful difference through social responsibility and sustainability, or inspired others to initiate change? Nominate them for our SRS Changemaker Award!

Nominations reopen 2025

View the changemakers of 2024

31 Changemakers in 2023-24

The Changemaker Awards recognise individuals and groups

Peers nominate those who have made a noticeable positive impact.

37 actions are taken by gold teams in the Sustainable Lab Awards

The Lab Awards are designed for lab-based staff

The Lab Award Toolkit can be applied at any scale, from a single lab up to an entire building or research centre.

24 plastic reduction actions completed via Home Awards

The Sustainability at Home Awards are for action off-campus

We continue to support those working remotely through the Sustainability at Home Awards.

32 students dedicated to being climate leaders in 2023-24

Climate and Sustainability Leadership Edinburgh Award

Supporting students to take positive climate and sustainable actions in their everyday lives and future careers.

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Sustainable Lab Award

Work in a lab? The Sustainability Awards can give you the framework to help push your place of work to be more sustainable. They also reward good practice already taking place.

Register your interest for the Sustainable Lab Awards

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Sustainability at Home Award

Whether you are working from home regularly or occasionally, prefer to study at home, or are a distance learner, the Sustainability at Home Awards are designed to support your sustainability journey wherever you are located.

Register your interest for a Sustainability at Home Award

Edinburgh Award: Climate and Sustainability Leadership

Empowering you to become a leader in climate and sustainability action by providing you with knowledge and skills.

This will appear on students' transcripts upon graduation.

Registration opens in Semester 1, Autumn 2024

More ways to achieve recognition