Edinburgh Impact

Inspiring minds

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

Enhancing wellbeing, building community

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The coronavirus pandemic revealed the importance of community and belonging within higher education institutions but long before Covid-19 threw a spotlight on this, the University’s School of Economics was tackling the challenge with the appointment of a Student Welfare Manager.

Una Europa and you

Una Europa
Ellen MacRae, Edinburgh University Students’ Association President, discusses her attendance at the first student congress of Una Europa; an alliance between eight world-leading research universities looking to create the University of the Future, and the importance of maintaining our European links for the benefit of the University and student community.

Why we need to talk about class in Classics

The Sculpture of Farnese Hercules
When state schools are forced to offer narrower subject choices, the student experience in higher education is affected. But it also narrows social change and, arguably, the development of societies as a whole.

Meet the makers

Photos of uCreate Studio team members
Members of the University’s award-winning uCreate Studio share an insiders’ guide to the equipment, creations and life in the community makerspace.

A formula for success

Students from the School of Engineering are taking to the racetrack to complement their formal degree education with real-world experience and practical employability skills. Formula Student, a competitive motorsport competition, provides the challenge.

The Unexpected Benefits of Hybrid Learning

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The transition to hybrid teaching at the beginning of the academic year was incredibly challenging for students and teaching staff, but a year after the first national lockdown, we’ve seen countless examples of commitment and excellence across our community.