Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Share your research with the public

Public engagement involves higher education institutions and their staff and students connecting and sharing their work with the public. It generates mutual benefit through the sharing of knowledge, expertise and skills.

Staff and students through their innovative and proactive actions continue to contribute towards social responsibility and sustainability across the University community and well beyond.


Our Department is involved in the running of the event series Visions for Change. If you think your research is relevant to social responsibility and sustainability and you are interested in speaking at one of our events, please get in touch with our Department.

Other event series at the University:

The University’s Marketing Team provides advice and support for staff organising events including seminars and public lectures.

Events advice

Beltane Network

The Beltane Public Engagement Network (Beltane) is a network for people interested in making academic research accessible to a wide variety of audiences.

Beltane Network Key contacts for public engagement

Massive Open Online Courses

The University continues to provide courses for online students offering a taste of higher education for free, enabling wider access to excellent higher education for people across the world. More than 800,000 people have signed up for Edinburgh’s MOOCs since they were launched in July 2012.

Edinburgh Climate Change Institute

The ECCI offers an award-winning, green business venue for events & conferences in the heart of the city centre, only 10 minutes walk from Waverley Station.

Edinburgh Climate Change Institute

Knowledge Exchange Support

The College of Humanities and Social Science Knowledge Exchange Office provides administrative support and funding to colleagues for innovative public engagement in the humanities and social sciences.

The Exchange Fellowship promotes collaboration between voluntary, public and private sector organisations and the College of Humanities and Social Science.

Knowledge Exchange Support

Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre (EBSOC)

Located on The University of Edinburgh's Easter Bush Campus and surrounded by world-leading centres for animal science research and veterinary care, the Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre (EBSOC) is a purpose-built teaching laboratory where visiting groups can experience real-life, hands-on science.

Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre (EBSOC)

Information for science and engineering researchers

Events and activities list Priorities and advisory group


Fusion (Focusing on University Science Interpretation and Outreach Needs) is a science outreach group forming collaborative links with research groups across the College of Science and Engineering, supporting the University's public engagement objectives.


Promote your research through our channels

Submit a summary to our Department email or tag us on social media so we can share your research with our audiences.

We welcome contributions to our blog, newsletter, news page and social media channels from academics who are working on research relevant to social responsibility and sustainability. Please contact us using the information below to find out about having a story featured.


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Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability
The Boilerhouse
High School Yards

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