Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Case studies and news

Read about examples of good practice to embed social responsibility into learning, research and teaching around the University.


Climate change case studies highlighting research at the University of Edinburgh


Student dissertations

Dissertation prize rosette graphic
In collaboration with different academic Schools SRS dissertation prizes were awarded in 2015/16 and 2016/17 to highlight and recognise student research on social responsibility and sustainability themes.

Responsible Futures

Hand placing architectural model onto glass
The University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh University Students' Association are participating in the NUS Responsible Futures scheme to encourage a whole-institution approach to embed social responsibility and sustainability within the curriculum and student experience.

Participation in Policy and Planning MSc module

LL SRS living lab teaching
We are working with partners across the University to better integrate social responsibility and sustainability issues into our teaching.



Commitment to embed social responsibility into the curriculum and student experience

Training in social responsibility and sustainability for University staff

New report launched on the contribution of universities to the Sustainable Development Goals

2018 Planetary Health Meeting

Dangerous ideas and fast cars at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

Student project grant winners

Visions for Change: Plastics, modern slavery and the housing crisis


Exciting student projects selected to receive funding

European students visit University to share social responsibility practices

2016 Student Project Grant: seven projects funded
2015 Dissertation Prizes launched!