Edinburgh Impact

Inspiring minds

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

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.

The APEX adventure

Students spell out APEX6
University of Edinburgh medical students are aiming high with their research expeditions to Bolivia.

Bridging the STEM recruitment gap

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, collectively known as STEM subjects, are considered key drivers of a country’s innovation and economic growth. Yet STEM subjects face an ongoing recruitment problem – one the Hands-On! student society has been established to tackle.

The Edinburgh Ocean Leaders

Two hands outstretched, one holds sea shells and the other holds plastic bottle caps.
Learning at the University of Edinburgh takes many shapes and forms and is not limited to any specific age group. Here, we discover how the University is supporting mid-career graduates to fulfil a shared desire to make the world a better place.

Believe the hype

A group of people all in white t-shirts stand together smiling to camera.
Edinburgh student society HYPED is developing the technology and ideas that could change the way we all travel in the future. HYPED President Stella Antonogiannaki tells us about the potential of high-speed transport systems, learning how to be a leader, and bold ambitions.