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Hannah Yeager: The life-long skills I gained volunteering with Survivors Of Human Trafficking in Scotland

Hannah Yeager, a second year graduate entry Law student, tells us about her experience as a student volunteer at SOHTIS – Survivors of Human Trafficking in Scotland.

Community Ranger's role in carbon sequestration: Julie Wilson

An introduction from Julie Wilson on her new role as Community Ranger on the University’s programme to sequester carbon through forest and peatland restoration in Scotland.

Image of Edinburgh Waverley train station platform

In February Dr James Lamb travelled to Brig in the Valais canton of southern Switzerland, where he shared his teaching and research with colleagues from different European universities. He made the journey from Edinburgh into the Alps by train.

Image of the Boilerhouse. Text reads: Embracing Impact: My Experience as a Social Impact Evaluation intern in SRS

Sophia Blum explored the world of social impact as she took part in an Employ.ed on campus internship at the department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability.

Image of Julian and Ruth. Text reads 'Curriculum transformation project: opportunities to learn about climate and nature?

Curriculum transformation project interns Julian Mashingaidze and Ruth Jeremie reflect on how the program can create exciting cross-sectional horizons for students; especially in the context of the climate and nature emergencies

"The joy of an Edinburgh cycle commute" Bike leans against stone wall alongside road lined with trees.

Andrew Arnott, Climate and Sustainability Analyst at the University of Edinburgh, reflects on the simple pleasures a bike to work and back can bring.

Edinburgh College of Art store team, Changemakers one year on

In 2022, the Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) Store won a Changemaker Award for supporting students and staff to access reusable, recyclable and sustainable materials to use in their projects, courses and workshops. Erin Colquhoun, Assistant Technician at the Materials Hub, gives an update one year on.

Women in the Climate 75: María uses shrimp shells to improve water quality

In 2018, María Isabel Amorín Cabrera founded her company CrustaTec, that uses shrimp shell waste for wastewater treatment. The company has won many awards already and has not stopped developing. We spoke with her about her inventions, her travels around the world and how biorefinery gives her hope for a sustainable future.

Women in the Climate 75: Nina Pušić

Meet Nina Pušić, an MA in Sustainable Development and LLM in Climate Change Law graduate from the University of Edinburgh. She worked hard to bring Indigenous Peoples’ voices to Glasgow’s COP26 (the 26th conference of the parties) and currently works with Oil Change International – a company that holds governments accountable to their climate goals […]

Liz Vander Meer and Kim Vender holding sustainable development goal cards

Elizabeth Vander Meer, Research & Policy Manager (Climate Resilience and Biodiversity), and Kim Vender, Biodiversity and Climate Resilience Projects Officer, from the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability tell us about the outcomes of Biodiversity COP15 and how they affect the University.

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