Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Students

There are many ways to get involved with social responsibility and sustainability while at the University.

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Sustainability Awards

Get involved through your student residence or student group. The Sustainability Awards offers an opportunity to volunteer and gain recognition for your efforts.

Sustainability Awards

Events

Learn about social responsibility and sustainability issues at our events, including the Our Changing World and Visions for Change lecture series.

Full list of events

Work-based placements

The University of Edinburgh is committed to providing students with work-based placements to apply their skills and knowledge, and improve their employability.

Volunteer roles

Event volunteers
The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability offer a range of exciting volunteering opportunities for students.

Student project grant

The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, in partnership with the Edinburgh University Students' Association, has launched a grant to support student-led projects focusing on sustainability and social responsibility.

Co-curricular pathways

GeoSciences seminar
Students interested in learning more about social responsibility and sustainability issues can participate in new co-curricular pathways, an innovative model which encourages active learning.

Student societies

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With over 250 student societies at the University, students are sure to find one to develop their skills and interests, with many focusing on social responsibility and sustainability issues.

Degrees, courses and free online training

The University offers a number of degrees and courses to develop students' knowledge, skills and experience, and to enable them to contribute effectively to tackling global challenges in Scotland and worldwide.

Student Forum

The Student Forum brings together students to inspire action, share ideas and encourage collaboration on social responsibility and sustainability issues.

Feedback from students

The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability works towards providing students with a positive experience during any volunteer role or work-based placement.

Living lab projects

For us, treating the University as a Living Lab means using our own academic and student research capabilities to solve social responsibility and sustainability issues relating to our infrastructure and practices. Find out if your dissertation or research project could help solve a real life problem at the University.

Living lab projects database

Dissertation prizes

In collaboration with different academic Schools, we are launching SRS dissertation prizes for the academic year 2015/16, to highlight and recognise student research on social responsibility and sustainability themes.

Learn more about SRS dissertation prizes

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