Category: Students

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 […]

Covid-19 has disrupted travel plans for many of us, with almost all international air travel coming to a halt. Law student, Madeline Chambers, shares her top tips for holidaying closer to home.

Our Voices of the Planet series highlights the real-life impacts of the climate crisis on our University community, focusing on those from the Global South. In this entry, we hear from Irvin Romero, an MSc Language Education student from El Salvador on the recent extreme weather events that are devastating his home country.

We hear from one of the students involved in creating the University’s very own Permaculture garden,  the Ecological and Environmental Science with Management student, Lucie Pestiaux.

Our Voices of the Planet series highlights the real-life impacts of the climate crisis on our University community, focusing on those from the global south. In this entry, we hear from Ecological and Environmental Sciences graduate, Serena Coccioli, about how pressure to meet global food demand is impacting rural areas of Colombia.

Want hands-on experience in a professional sustainability setting? Want to know does being a Student Auditor involve? Marlena Vollmer, a Marketing Masters student, talks us through her experience of auditing in the 2020 Sustainability Awards. 

The Hearty Squirrel is a student ran, not-for-profit food cooperative at the University of Edinburgh. They strive to provide local, organic and affordable food to students and staff, as well as educating on food sustainability.

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 […]

It’s the most wonderful – and wasteful – time of the year. We asked student Laura Anderson (MSc Science Communication and Public Engagement) for her top tips on how to make Christmas 2019 your most sustainable yet.

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