Welcome to your sustainable university

Find out about sustainability projects at the University by attending our welcome event and signing up for our newsletter for the chance to win a £100 voucher for the University Gift Shop.

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Online welcome event

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Wednesday 6 October 2021, 3:30pm to 5pm

Keen to get involved in sustainability and social responsibility during your time at the University of Edinburgh but don't know where to start?

The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability (SRS) offers a range of ways for students and staff to get stuck in, no matter your background, what you are studying or where you’re working.

Whatever you’re interested in, we've got you covered:

  • training and development opportunities
  • attending events and workshop
  • volunteering in the community
  • connecting with like-minded individuals

Join us for a digital welcome event that will feature University academics, students and staff who will highlight a number of opportunities you can engage with this year. 

Sign up for our welcome event

Student opportunities

Want to get started before the welcome event?

We recommend beginning with our Introduction to Sustainability online course. It will introduce you to some of the ways you can become more sustainable at the University of Edinburgh, and in your own life.

Introduction to Sustainability

Find out more about developing your skills, funding opportunities and how to become a Sustainability Champion on our student page.

Explore all student opportunities

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Bioplastic lunch kits

Sign up for our newsletter for your chance to win a £100 voucher

Extended closing date due to technical issues: Tuesday 12 October, 5pm – the winner will be contacted by email.

We are giving away a £100 voucher for the University's gift shop to stock up on sustainable items to get you started at the University.

Here are some of the more socially responsible and sustainable items we have our eye on:

The giveaway is open to current students.

Submit your University email address below, and sign up to our newsletter before the closing date to enter the give away:


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Contact details



Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability
The Boilerhouse
High School Yards

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