Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Student Leadership for Sustainability

Explore different ways for students to get involved. Have an idea for a project for social responsibility and sustainability at the University? Browse opportunities to access funding and support for students.

Sustainability Leadership and Skills for Students

Student at graduation holding Climate Action Sustainable Development Goal 13 card
Empowering you to become a leader in climate and sustainability action by providing you with knowledge and skills.

Volunteering, student societies and cooperatives

Dirty Weekenders at work in the community
Volunteering is a great way to develop your skills and can be a positive addition to your CV. With over 250 student societies at the University, students are sure to find one to develop their skills and interests, with many focusing on social responsibility and sustainability issues.

Student Project Grant

Ocean advocates student society beach clean April 2022 - four students with litter bags, one dressed as shark
Fund your project idea with £500. In partnership with the Edinburgh University Students' Association, we offer the Student Project Grant to support student-led projects focusing on sustainability and social responsibility.

Living Lab projects

Bristo Square and McEwan Hall viewed from the air
For us, treating the University as a Living Lab means using our own student and researcher capabilities to solve social responsibility and sustainability issues relating to our infrastructure and practices.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the curriculum

Find out how the Sustainable Development Goals are embedded across the University's curriculum.

The Derek and Maureen Moss Student Climate Innovation Grants 2021 (closed)

Watering can pouring water onto three plants, each bigger than the last. The biggest plant has a shining planet earth growing.
Do you have an innovative project idea to address the climate crisis? Apply for up to £1,000 to make it a reality. Deadline for applications: Sunday 31 October 2021.