Community Partnership Award recipients

This category recognises both the positive social impact the winning activities have had and how the recipients have worked in partnership with local communities to achieve them.

Social Responsibility and Sustainability Community Partnership Awards recognise University staff and students who have partnered with local communities on initiatives that have had a positive social impact for the community partners. For the purposes of the Awards, ‘local’ counts as the City of Edinburgh, plus neighbouring council areas.

2019 recipients 

Academy of Sport & Widening Participation for More Than Just a Game

More Than Just a Game is a seven-week programme teaching adult learners about data management, health and finances through the lens of football, in partnership with Hibernian Football Club Community Foundation.



Find out more about More Than Just a Game


Digital Ambassadors


The programme supports local people gain digital skills so they can use the internet and other technologies with confidence. Edinburgh Local trains student volunteers to teach these skills through weekly drop-in sessions at Central Library and through classes at the Charteris Centre in the Pleasance.

Find out more about Digital Ambassadors


UoE Cafés for Too Good to Go App

Too good to go logo

University cafés list leftover food on the Too Good to Go app, which allows customers to pick up the tasty treats for a fraction of the price before the food would otherwise be thrown out. It's estimated that users of Too Good to Go could claim an estimated £12 worth of food for as little as £4 from our outlets. App users help reduce food waste with every purchase and ensure that all the labour, land and water needed to create the food doesn't end up in the bin too.

Find out more about the Too Good to Go App


Edinburgh Local

The University of Edinburgh is for everyone. Edinburgh Local keeps you up-to-date on work with the local community, events, services and facilities.

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