Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Community Engagement

We work together with local communities to contribute to improving the lives of people across the Edinburgh City Region.

Social & Civic Responsibility

​ Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security student, Julian Mashingai volunteering with Cyrenians
​Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security student, Julian Mashingai volunteering with Cyrenians
  • We recognise our responsibilities as a global university rooted in Edinburgh. With more than 40,000 students, 12,000 staff and many alumni living locally, we form a significant proportion of the community we serve.
  • We will play a vital role in strengthening and driving the local economy, as well as being an essential part of the educational, social, cultural and international aspects of local life.
  • We will increase mutual awareness, understanding and knowledge of the University and the community.
  • We will contribute towards the protection and enhancement of the spaces and places we are part of and work with others to tackle homelessness, place-based multiple deprivation and digital exclusion.

Edinburgh Local

Visit the Edinburgh Local website to learn about our Community Plan, the Community Grants Scheme and many more ways we are supporting the local community.

Ways for staff and students to get involved with the local community

Edinburgh Local website