Social Responsibility and Sustainability


The University, founded as the Tounis College (or town's college) has always been part of the City. Now, with over 35,000 staff and students, we are a significant presence, not only in Edinburgh and Midlothian, but also in Scotland and beyond.

Sustainability in the community

The University actively engages with our local community and wider society. We work with partners to share our knowledge and improve access to education for the benefit of all.

Edinburgh University Students' Association Community guide

Edinburgh University Students' Association is an independent body run by students for students. They produce a guide for students on how to engage with their local community.

Widening Participation

Students taking part in a widening participation project
Widening Particpation is about attracting the very best students from a wide range of backgrounds. It is essential to raise aspirations among students from under-represented groups.