Category: Students

Julian Mashingaidze: Serve your community by eating Planetary

Julian Mashingaidze, undergraduate student and President of the University’s student society on food security, tells us about a new sustainable meal plan aimed at students.

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.

Alice Peace: Why you should plan a sustainable summer holiday in Scotland

International travel has ground to a halt, and people are becoming increasingly concerned about the effects of their holidays on climate change. Botany student, Alice Peace, shares her top tips for planning a sustainable summer holiday in Scotland.

Short Online Courses: Supporting SDGs

Lizzy Garner-Foy, Instructional Designer (Educational Design and Engagement) at Information Services, explains how short online courses are contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Fairtrade Fortnight winner: coffee art by Elia Simonet

For Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 we ran a blog post competition asking students and staff to create something either fair trade themed or made using fair trade materials for the chance to win a One World Shop voucher. The winner was Elia Simonet, a second year student at the School of Social and Political Sciences, studying […]

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.

The University of Edinburgh has recently been awarded a silver accreditation as a Hedgehog Friendly Campus. Learn more about the importance of protecting our spiky neighbours’ habitat and the student Hedgehog Champions leading this work.

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. 

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