Relocation Support

Staff Groups and Communities

The University has a number of diverse groups and communities. These groups can be for socialising, shared interest and hobbies, or reflective of life choices. The aim behind them all is to enable you to feel that you are a welcome and included member of the University community. We have listed some of the more widely known groups on this page, however, this list is not exhaustive and if you know of a group, society or network that you think should be included on here please contact us at the address below.

Pride Network

The University has a network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender members of staff and organise regular events. The purpose of the network is:

  1. To provide a way for LGBT+ staff to get to know each other through formal and informal events, and feel part of a welcoming LGBT+ community at work.
  2. To provide a mechanism for enabling LGBT+ staff to come together to share information and support by providing a space for the safe discussion of LGBT+ issues.
  3. To provide a forum with which the University can consult on project and policy related matters in relation to equality of treatment for LGBT+ Staff and help inform the University’s approach to promoting an inclusive and supportive culture.
  4. To raise the profile of LGBT+ staff within and beyond the University
  5. To enable the sharing of best practice, knowledge, ideas and thoughts on operational, research and academic work in relation to LGBT+ issues.

For more information please follow the link below:

The Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy is a University provision of pastoral and spiritual support for students and staff of all faiths and none. They offer support through the presence of a Chaplaincy team and staff, and through places for meeting, reflection, one-to-one support, welcome and hospitality. They also hold staff lunches during term time, which new staff may particularly be interested in. They also have regular events celebrating the diversity of our University community.

Jog Scotland

Jog Scotland

JogScotland is a government-backed initiative designed to help, motivate and encourage people to get fit and stay healthy by being active. Jogging is a very effective, inexpensive and sociable way of achieving this. Everyone - students and staff - is welcome to join one of the University JogScotland workplace groups.

Walking Groups

The University and Paths for All have joined forces to promote walking amongst staff. There are walking groups at different University locations. If you are interested in finding out more, follow the link below:

Staff Cricket Club

The Edinburgh University Staff Cricket Club plays every Saturday in the East of Scotland Cricket League (Division 4) and midweek evening games. Home matches are played at the University's excellent facilities at Peffermill. Cricket season in Scotland runs from around March to early September. They are always looking to welcome new players at all levels.

Staff Golf Club (SAUSAGES)


SAUSAGES, also known as the University Staff Golf Club, have been running since 1967. It's a friendly easy going club that dedicates itself to enjoying the wonderful game of golf during the beautiful warm sunny summer months in Scotland.

Staff Golf Club (wiki requires EASE login)

University of Edinburgh Women's Club

The Women's Club is promoting friendship and contacts among women associated with the University.

University of Edinburgh Women's Club Facebook page

Research Staff Societies

These societies are organised by research staff for research staff and there are several across the University.