Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Good Food on campus

Find out about the best places to eat sustainably on campus.

Find out more detail about what we're doing in all of these areas on the topic page.

Topic: food and water

University cafes and catering

Students' Association: eat, drink and shop

University of Edinburgh and Students' Association cafes

All University cafes meet certain social responsibility and sustainability standards, from ethical sourcing to reducing waste.

Student accommodation

There are lots of opportunities for students to enjoy Good Food and think about food sustainability in halls.

Take it further with the Student Residence Sustainability Awards

Delivered Hospitality Drop & Go

Delivered hospitality

University delivered catering contributes to the Good Food Policy.

Use our sustainable event checklist [SharePoint]

University of Edinburgh and Students' Association shops

Our shops stock a variety of products that contribute to the Good Food Policy, including fair trade items such as slave-free chocolate, Tony Chocolonely.

Zero waste

Living plastic-free in Edinburgh

Explore Edinburgh’s local food scene

From farmers' markets and veg box deliveries, to artisanal producers and independent restaurants, many businesses have started offering online order and delivery services during the pandemic.

Visit the Edinburgh Lockdown Economy website or search online for local food businesses to support [external]

See the student food project pages for more ways to buy in bulk and support sustainability initiatives, such as the Hearty Squirrel Food Cooperative.

Get involved with student food projects