Edinburgh Local

Community projects

Our staff and students are working with local communities on a variety of interesting projects.

Pre-wired Coding Club

Prewired Coding Club
An Edinburgh computer programming club for under 19s is a big hit in the city.

Tutors help Syrian refugees to settle in

Student tutors help refugees find their feet
Student tutors are helping young refugees from Syria to adapt to new lives in Edinburgh.

Modern Apprenticeship Programme

Modern Apprentices 2018
Modern Apprenticeships at the University are a great way for young people to make a positive start to their career.

A Day to Make A Difference

Finance volunteers help out at St Crispins School
Contributing locally is a University priority and Finance staff are doing their bit.

Our SpeakEasy

SpeakEasy stories
Student project captures local people's stories from the streets of Edinburgh.

Educated Pass

The University is successfully raising educational aspiration though the power of sport, especially football.

Hare & Hounds Running Club

Hare and Hounds running club
Student volunteers are helping children and young people experience the achievement and enjoyment of running.

Best Buddies

Best Buddies Christmas party 2018
Nearly every Thursday between 7pm-9pm, students from the University of Edinburgh run a social club in the local community for adults with learning disabilities.

Dirty Weekenders

Dirty Weekenders at work in the community
Every weekend, in all weathers, University students from the Dirty Weekenders Conservation Volunteer Group pull on their wellies to go out and clean up the local environment.

School of Scottish Studies Archives

School of Scottish Studies Archive
Evocative sound recordings and striking black-and-white images are among the highlights of a newly-refurbished centre showcasing Scotland’s traditional culture.