Category: Social justice

Tara Patel, My experience as a student volunteer in the Early Years Project

Tara Patel has just finished her third-year Geography (MA) and is Welfare Officer of the University’s Geographical Society. Read about her volunteering experience with Widening Participation.

How to cope with eco-anxiety: Tiny flowers and leaves on table by Diana Akhmetianova - CC-0

Communications Manager Sarah Ford-Hutchinson explores the concept of eco-anxiety, and what you can do to soothe – and be soothed by – nature.

During lockdown, I challenged myself to make my own clothes, Karen Fonstad

Karen Fonstad, fourth-year Sustainable Development student, shares her journey into garment making over lockdown.

To mark International Women’s Day, International Development MSc student and Mastercard Scholar, Teni Agana, shares her learnings from her work empowering 40 women and girls in her community in Northern Ghana.

In our first long read blog, Ecological & Environmental Sciences student and Vice-President of the Sustainable Development Student Association, Emma Schoenmakers, explores why the response to the climate crisis needs to be anti-racist. Emma is passionate about climate justice advocacy, community-based conservation and volunteers with Amina Muslim Women Resource Centre in her spare time.

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. 

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. 

Student MedAID is a student-led society and charity based here at the University of Edinburgh, making headlines in recent months due to our work in increasing sustainability in medicine and decreasing healthcare inequalities worldwide. Find out more in this blog from the fourth year Medical students, Nur Shazlin Shek Daud, the Vice-President and Alba Saenz […]

Meg McGrath, our Communications Coordinator, explores the necessity of collective action to tackle crises like the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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