Category: Social justice
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.
Slurp is a student-run social enterprise which aims to engage with individuals affected by homelessness and raise awareness of its root causes. We hear from Kirsty Iona Fraser on how the group is helping tackle homelessness in Edinburgh.
The United Nations’ annual Climate Change Conference – this year called COP 25 – takes place in Madrid from 2nd – 13th December 2019. During it, governments will hear about the impacts of climate change, propose crucial next steps to reduce their carbon emissions, and discuss how the entire human population can transition to a low […]
For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women we hear from student Debbie Shamir, about the Girl Up Edinburgh society, which works to promote gender equality.
Medicine has a considerable environmental impact, with 100 million tonnes of solid waste generated each year in the UK, 85% of which generally ends up in landfill sites across England and Wales. We hear from the students trying to tackle this by directing medical surplusses to countries in need of medical supplies.
We’re highlighting the impacts of climate change by sharing the first-hand experiences of staff, students and alumni, focusing on those in the global south. Our first story is from Jasmine Hussain, an Ecological and Environmental Science student from Singapore.