Abd Al-Rahman Al-Remal is in his third year of studying Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Growing up in one of Scotland’s most deprived areas, Abd’s journey to university wasn’t as straightforward as other students’ journeys might have been. Now he’s part of the University’s YourEd programme, promoting higher education to school pupils across South East Scotland.
Emma, Kim and Zak attended a virtual PhD workshop run by the University Alliance for Sustainability (UAS), in which participants were able to discuss their research in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Here they share their reflections on this experience and their future plans to build upon the success of […]
Looking for some last-minute gift ideas? From brownies that tackle homelessness to waste-free present wrapping, we’ve got you covered! The University supports a wide range of local, ethical and sustainable organisations through the Responsible Investments it makes, and many of their offerings make great Christmas presents. Find our top picks for the festive period below, […]
71% of people worldwide agree that in the long term, climate change is as serious a crisis as COVID-19. After travel restrictions ease, will our travel habits change? Student, Norome Campanile, explores the growing movement of people pledging to travel sustainably.
Wendy McDonald, our Office Manager & Personal Assistant to the Director talks about her experiences of walking during a pandemic during local lockdown.
Levi Mitchell, a fourth-year History student and Secretary for the 93 Club, discusses social mobility and how the 93 Club represents state-educated and working class students at the University.
Covid-19 has not only been a healthcare crisis, but has also exacerbated existing tensions in our food systems. Meg McGrath, a Communications Coordinator at the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, discusses the impacts of Covid-19 on our food system and her experience of supporting local efforts to redistribute food to ensure no one goes hungry.
Four community and alumni volunteers, Melanie Gillies, Judith Bull, Daniela Izquierdo and Cat Andrade-Robertsen, share their experience of volunteering to map green and blue space in Edinburgh. They used an app to determine the value of areas for people and wildlife, summarised as a Green Infrastructure (GI) Factor.
After months in lockdown, more of us are bringing nature inside our homes in the form of houseplants than ever. What happens when caring for our houseplants go wrong, and how can we do it right? The Secretary of Plant Society, Rebecca Atkinson, explains.
University of Edinburgh MSc in Environmental Sustainability alumna, Naoise Luke, tells us how she found our new learning and development opportunity: Carbon Literacy Training.