Edinburgh Impact

Our shared world

How the University is using its influence for the benefit of Edinburgh, Scotland and beyond.

Putting the brakes on fast fashion’s waste

Weaving data into how people shop for clothes could help reduce the fashion industry’s environmental damage, according to a student-led project.

Climate watch

A view of Edinburgh on a sunny day
Ahead of COP26, University experts share their views on the importance of the talks, the complex challenges that lie ahead in the fight to tackle climate change and some encouraging signs of progress.

Wild about welfare

A free education programme, sharing the animal welfare expertise of the University and charity partner Wild Welfare, aims to improve standards at thousands of zoos and wildlife facilities worldwide.

The brain boosters

How a unique intelligence test of 11 year olds taken nearly 90 years ago is proving invaluable in helping researchers find ways to keep our minds sharp today.

Top Tips for Leadership Skills in Nursing

Student nurse
Leadership skills are the focus of International Nurses Day 2021. Hear our current nursing students and staff discussing what makes a good leader.

New centre will offer safety for children exposed to crime

a child is sat in a room with an adult who is talking to her
Last year the University began work on an inspiring collaborative project – to improve the experience of child witnesses and their families.

Caring our way through a crisis

NHS thank you sign on Princes Street Edinburgh
A year has passed since the UK first entered a national lockdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Two medical graduates offer an insight into their work and the impact of Covid-19 on their daily roles.

A key role in the community

A grid showing the faces of University of Edinburgh social workers
Meet the Edinburgh social workers who have been playing a vital part in keeping connected with people in need of support.

Why we are fossil free

iceberg
 To solve the climate crisis, every facet of the economy has to do and think differently. How are the University’s investments helping?

From civic foundations

Gibbs North wall art
Established in 1583 by the then town council, the University has historic roots in community relations.

Nursing the nation back to health

NHS tributes in a tree in Edinburgh
Meet two of our nursing alumni, who continue to study and work with the University, as they share their experiences of working on the frontline.