Social Responsibility and Sustainability


Get involved with social responsibility and sustainability while at the University.

Step 1: Sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media

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Step 2: Complete our 30 minute online training

Learn how to be sustainable

Step 3: Find out more ways you can get involved below:


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Practical sustainability advice and resources for students

Sustainability Awards 2017 students photobooth
Read guidance on energy saving, waste reduction, sustainable travel, buying responsibly and sustainable labs for students.

Become a student Sustainability Champion

Sustainability Champions banner - two hands either side of earth, with Sustainable Development Goal colours
Join a network of staff and students making the University of Edinburgh more sustainable. We will help you develop the skills you need to lead positive change in your area of study, residence or work.

Volunteering & paid opportunities for students

Event volunteers
Explore different ways to get involved - from becoming a Sustainability Champion, to helping individuals to develop basic digital skills as a Digital Ambassador. Find out how you can help us run events or perform sustainability audits, and browse other volunteering opportunities with Student Societies and Student-run Cooperatives. If you live in University run accommodation, and want to make it more sustainable, find out how you can take part in the Residence Awards.

Make sustainability part of your studies

Social Responsibility and Sustainability workshop
Help solve a real life problem at the University with your dissertation or research project using the 'living lab' approach. Learn more about social responsibility and sustainability issues by participating in the Student Pathways. Find out about doing a placement with us, and browse social responsibility and sustainability related degrees and courses.

Project funding for students

Student project grant poster 2019
Have an idea for a project for social responsibility and sustainability at the University? Explore opportunities to access funding and support for students, including the Student Project Grant and Sustainable Campus Fund.

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