Student Community Engagement

New films launched

New community engagement films released

On 27 July 2015 a screening for the launch of a suite of film shorts took place.  This project was co-funded and managed by the Student Community Engagement and Healthy University projects.  The films aim to bring together the variety of health promoting and community engagement activities which students across the University are involved in.

ESCAPE Society 

The Edinburgh Students’ Coalition Against Poverty (ESCAPE) coordinates a monthly collection for the local food bank with the Trussell Trust.

MOOCs in the Community 

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been used with more than 1.3 million learners since 2013.  This film shows a project with Edinburgh College using MOOCs.  This project was funded by AMOSSHE as an Insight Project. More information about the project can be found here.  

Dr Bike 

The Bike Station’s Dr Bike service visits the University on a regular basis, providing free ‘health checks’ for students and staff. 

More information about the Dr Bike clinics can be found here

Dogs in the Bush 

A collaboration between the Students’ Association (EUSA) and the Canine Concern Scotland Trust, Therapets and their owners visit the University each year to help students feel less stressed during the exam period. 

For more information about Therapets at the University, please look here

In Search of the Queen  

Pollock Halls is home to nearly 2,000 students and many more bees who belong to the bee hives in the grounds.  Students are invited to be involved in this sustainable project.

There's more information about the beekeeping project here


Team Spirit  

The University’s Sports Union has the largest intra-mural sports programme in Scotland, offering a wide range of opportunities which prove that ‘it’s not the winning, but the taking part that counts’.  The Legion team explain what football has meant to them.

For more information about intra-mural sports, please look here



During the exam period students are invited to take part in a wide ranging of physical activities to help combat nerves and stress.

There's more information about the Stressbusters programme here