Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Sustainability Leadership and Skills for Students (reopening in Autumn 2022)

Providing students with the knowledge and skills to become sustainability leaders.

What is Sustainability Leadership and Skills for Students?

Carbon literacy training 2019 - Student Pathways
Carbon Literacy Training in 2019

By taking part, you will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, competencies and values to take action to address the climate crisis and deliver change for sustainability.

The programme is open to all students and is free to take part in. The programme starts in October and takes place over a period of eight months. It will be delivered online.

Students can gain official recognition for their participation in the programme through the University’s Edinburgh Award. The total time commitment for students is 50 hours across the eight months (just over six hours each month), dividing time between learning, skills and impact activities.

Sustainability Leadership and Skills for Students is part of the University’s efforts to provide students with opportunities to critically engage with and learn about the climate crisis and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Edinburgh Award

This programme was formerly known as Student Pathways.

Feedback from students

Around 150 students have participated in the programme since 2018 and have shared some insights about their experiences.

Given the circumstances with Covid and the lack of in person participation with my degree, it was very nice to connect with people during the sessions to discuss sustainability with some actual real people!

Helps deepen knowledge of sustainability by connecting you to a group of like-minded people.

Really liked the opportunity to actually apply my communication, organisational and team working skills in practice, and reflect on what I could improve on.

Improved my confidence about my own level of knowledge of sustainability issues and what I can individually do to make a change.

Register by the end of October

If you would like to participate in Sustainability Leadership and Skills for Students please complete this registration form.

Students are encouraged to complete registration for the programme by the end of October.

Further information

If you have any questions about the programme or would like further information please use the contact details below. 

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Contact details



Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability
The Boilerhouse
High School Yards

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