Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Take part in the Student Pathways

Students interested in learning more about social responsibility and sustainability issues can participate in new student pathways, an innovative model which encourages reflective learning.

Take part in the SRS Student Pathway for Sustainability Leadership

Carbon literacy training 2019 - Student Pathways

Students interested in developing understanding and leadership within social responsibility and sustainability can participate in new student pathways, an innovative model accredited by the University's Edinburgh Award which encourages reflective learning.

The Student Pathways promote active student-led learning beyond students' main programmes of study, with opportunities for experiential learning online, on campus and in the community. Students participating in the pathways will develop their skills, knowledge and graduate attributes.

Interdisciplinary research and learning will be promoted through the pathways, providing students across the University, no matter what their degree, the opportunity to learn more about social responsibility and sustainability.

The Student Pathways for the 2020 -21 academic year will focus on Leadership skills, Community Engagement, Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals. Students will develop their knowledge and communication skills, and will be provided with an opportunity to practically apply their learning.

Students who participate in the pathways will be recognised for their efforts through the University's Edinburgh Award, if they complete 50 hours worth of activity and reflective learning. The Student Pathways are open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students. Please note that places are limited.

Important dates for students

Students who wish to participate in the Student Pathways will be required to attend the following Edinburgh Award Sessions. Please note that Session 1 and Session 2 will be delivered twice to enable more students to attend.

SRS Student Pathways: Sustainability Leadership

Kick off event

introduction to the pathway, followed by group work and completion of input 1

3pm - 4pm, Wednesday 7 October 2020 - Online

Book to attend this session on Eventbrite

You can download the self assessment and action plan form below.

Edinburgh Award Input Session 2

3pm - 4pm, Wednesday 13 January 2020 - online/tbc

Edinburgh Award Input Session 3

3pm - 5pm, Wednesday 21 April 2021  - tbc/online

Dates of further trainings and activities listed below will be published when available.

  • Sustainability Awards Student Auditor Training
  • Student Champions Build Back Better Webinars (SDGs, Sustainability Leadership, Community Engagement)
  • Dissertation Research Mixer
  • Careers in Sustainability
  • Communicating Sustainability
  • Social Enterprise

If you have any questions relating to the Student Pathways as a participant, or you are a member of staff who would like to contribute please contact our general email below.

Further information

Please contact us with any questions.

General enquiries

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Contact details



Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability
The Boilerhouse
High School Yards

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