Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Sustainability Leadership and Skills for Students (closed)

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

What is Sustainability Leadership and Skills for Students?

Student at graduation holding Climate Action Sustainable Development Goal 13 card

The programme aims to empower you to take climate and sustainability action in your everyday life and communities.

You will receive opportunities to improve your learning of climate and sustainability issues, as well as the chance to develop relevant skills and approaches to leadership.

This extra-curricular programme is open to all students and is free to take part in. The programme is delivered in person and online, starting in October.

You can receive recognition for your participation through the University’s Edinburgh Award.

The total time commitment for students is 30 hours across the academic year, including time across learning activities, skills development 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

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.

Registration closed on Friday 14 October 2022

Once registered, students were added to the Microsoft Teams channel.

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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