Community Engagement

We work to support social impact, share knowledge and experience, build close connections, provide services to our communities and open our estate.

Video: Community Plan 2020-25
Overview video for the University of Edinburgh's Community Plan 2020-25.

Why is community engagement important?

The University is located across the Scottish capital and has a rich history in the city.

Our community makes us who we are, these include:

  • staff, students and visitors
  • events
  • partnerships with the City of Edinburgh Council and City Region Deal

Our initiatives

Our Community Plan 2020-2025 sets out 32 practical commitments the University of Edinburgh is making to our local communities. 


Edinburgh Local website

Case studies and blog posts

Read the latest news on the Edinburgh Local website

Sustainability in the festivals

Festival tent with leaves growing out of the top surrounded by arrows
The sustainability in the festivals pages are no longer being updated or monitored. The content was last updated in 2019. It is available for reference as some of the information may still be useful.