Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Learn, volunteer and get support for your project ideas

We support a range of research, teaching and training activities around social responsibility and sustainability-related issues.

Find out about degrees, courses and pathways

Take our online course: Be Sustainable

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'Be Sustainable' is a short online course that introduces you to some of the ways you can become more sustainable.

Become a student Sustainability Champion

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Join a network of students and staff making the University of Edinburgh more sustainable by developing skills to lead positive change in your area of study, residence or work.

Fund your project idea with £500

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The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, in partnership with the Edinburgh University Students' Association, has launched the 'Student Project Grant' to support student-led projects focusing on sustainability and social responsibility.

Sign up to volunteer

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Volunteering is a great way to develop your skills and can be a positive addition for your CV. Helping others can also boost your happiness!

Do a placement with us

Our Department hosts multiple placements throughout the year - find out how you can apply.

The University as a Living Lab

For us, treating the University as a Living Lab means using our own academic and student research capabilities to solve social responsibility and sustainability issues relating to our infrastructure and practices.

Find out if your dissertation or research project could help solve a real life problem at the University.

Find out more about the University as a Living Lab

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