Inclusive education research - The University of Edinburgh (Students as Change Agents programme)

The University of Edinburgh’s Students as Change Agents programme (SACHA) draws together students from different disciplines to work together to develop fresh thinking to some of the challenging issues of the day.  External organisations set challenges for teams of change agents, on topics as diverse as the environment, sustainability, the local community, health and poverty.

In August 2022, change agents responded to a challenge set by sparqs: how can education in Scotland be the most inclusive in the world?  Two teams worked over a number of weeks to produce reports and videos which drew on participants’ experiences and research, and made recommendations for universities, students’ associations and national policy.

It was a great example of students leading change and producing ideas at a time when their input is critical to the future of the sector.

You can download the materials below:

For more information, you can get in contact with the SACHA programme at

(September 2022)

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