Edinburgh Impact

Inspiring minds

How our learning and teaching is building the next generation of leaders, thinkers and creators.

The Edinburgh hyperloop heroes

Hyped team member standing in front of pod and crowd
Our students are getting HYPED to make the next transport of the future a reality.

Revolutionising seagrass restoration

Niall McGrath, Engineering graduate and founder of Robocean stands with crossed arms smiling to camera
How a concept for an underwater seed-planting robot by an Edinburgh graduate could spark a sea change in blue carbon storage solutions.

The Big Sort

Volunteers working during The Big Sort, passing bags along to each other
Each year, as students move out of their University accommodation for the summer, a small army of volunteers moves in. Their mission? To reduce, reuse and recycle, and show that one student’s trash might be another’s treasure.

A force for good

Aayush and Karis show off one of their gift boxes
Does a business have the power to change the world? University of Edinburgh alumni Karis Gill and Aayush Goyal certainly think so.

Capturing our extraordinary Edinburgh

Photo of The Meadows in Edinburgh
The annual student photography competition winners showcase extraordinary images of the city.

Meet the young leaders shaping Africa’s future

A group of Mastercard Foundation students
A pioneering programme, sponsored by the Mastercard Foundation, has empowered hundreds of inspirational young students from the continent since 2016. We met some of the current cohort, all who have ambitions to change the world.