Edinburgh Local

Local news

Highlights from our local news and events in 2017 and 2018.

Delivering Positive Impact for Society

Initiatives to support local organisations, homeless people and social enterprises are included in the University's most recent commitment to local communities.

Purple is the colour of epilepsy research

Purple Day 2018
Staff and students are teaming up with local organisations to turn Edinburgh purple on Monday 26 March.

Celebration of Edinburgh's international community

University schools and groups took part in a national day of action, celebrating the contribution of migrants to the UK.

Art Masterclasses for S5 and S6 pupils

ECA main campus
Edinburgh College of Art is offering 5th and 6th year pupils a programme of subject-based masterclasses.

New programme offers another chance to study

A laptop
A new programme will help adult returners to learning who want to study at Edinburgh but who haven't yet got the necessary qualifications.

£1m investment is force for social good

MSPs and Partners at Big Issue Invest event
The University has invested £1 million in a new partnership that seeks to dismantle poverty and create opportunity for people and communities across the UK.

Sleep out makes big impact

Dog outside social bite house
University students and staff slept out on a freezing December night and raised over £50,000 to house homeless people in Edinburgh.

Season's Greetings!

Students of Animation at Edinburgh College of Art have created a fun Christmas card where a little star lights up the city.

Giving and receiving at Christmas

Staff and students are busy fundraising and giving this Christmas, and the University also offers a great selection of unusual gifts.

Shoppers take part in Festival of Social Science

The Festival of Social Science came to Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal in November when shoppers took part in family-friendly activities organised by the University in conjunction with Leith Labs.