Social Responsibility and Sustainability

18 January: Taking Action for a Sustainable World, Introductory session

The next staff course is taking place from January 2022 to May 2022. Registration is now open.

This course will be delivered online and is an excellent opportunity for staff who want to make sustainability part of their professional development.

Participants do not need any prior knowledge in sustainability - this will be covered in the course.

Taking Action for a Sustainable World can help emerging sustainability professionals to:

  • incorporate sustainable actions into your duties and role objectives
  • lead sustainable changes in your work area, e.g. reduce plastic, buy ethically-sourced products, improve wellbeing
  • feel confident to add "sustainable working practices" to your skillset or CV
  • pursue a career in sustainability in the future

Being knowledgeable about sustainable working practices is becoming more important as an employment skill.

Education is key to UK’s net-zero transition

The course has been developed in partnership with Learning for Sustainability Scotland incorporating expertise and resources from across the University of Edinburgh.

Learning outcomes

By taking this course you will be able to:

  • understand the importance of sustainable behaviours on personal, institutional, and global levels
  • recognise how we can all contribute to change and the positive impact of small changes
  • feel empowered as an individual to take practical steps and changes to be more sustainable and socially responsible
  • appreciate the value of community and the link between the personal and professional aspects of people’s lives
  • identify your scope of influence in implementing change across your workplace.


As well as this introductory session, you will need to attend two further sessions and complete seven modules.

18 January 2022 Introductory session
16 March 2022 Mid-point meetup
12 May 2022 Final session

Visit our staff training page for further information on course content, requirements and course expectations

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18 January: Taking Action for a Sustainable World, Introductory session

Taking Action for a Sustainable World is our most in-depth professional development course for staff who want a deeper understanding of social responsibility and sustainability, and how to make positive changes in the workplace and at home.

Online meeting (Off Campus)