Climate and Sustainability Leadership Edinburgh Award (apply by Friday 20 October)

Empowering you to become a leader in climate and sustainability action by providing you with knowledge and skills.

What is the Climate and Sustainability Leadership Edinburgh Award?

Student at graduation holding Climate Action Sustainable Development Goal 13 card

The purpose of the Award is to support you to take positive climate and sustainable actions in your everyday life and future career.  

You will be provided with an introduction to change management, critical thinking, sustainable leadership and systems thinking. The programme will also signpost opportunities to improve your understanding of climate change, social justice and intersectionality.

This is an extra-curricular programme and is open to all students.

The total time commitment for students is 30 hours throughout the full academic year. This includes training sessions, self-directed individual learning and reflection.

On completion, you will achieve the Climate and Sustainability Leadership Edinburgh Award, which will be included on your Higher Education Achievement Report.

The Climate and Sustainability Leadership Edinburgh Award 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

Over 200 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.

Deadline for registration: Friday 20 October 2023

If you would like to participate in the Climate and Sustainability Leadership Edinburgh Award please complete the registration form via the button below.

Once registered you will be added to the Microsoft Teams channel and details about upcoming events will be shared with you.

We encourage you to complete registration by Friday 20 October 2023.

Register to join

Further information

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

General enquiries

  • Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Contact details



Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability
The Boilerhouse
High School Yards

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