3 Finalist entries in the UK Green Gown Awards

Jul 12, 2019 | Sustainability Team

he University has been shortlisted into the finals in all 3 categories it entered for the 2019 UK Green Gown Awards.

The awards recognise sustainability excellence in further and higher education institutions across a range of categories and are increasingly competitive each year.

The University’s finalist entries this year are:

Sustainability Institution of the Year – showcasing our pioneering long term change process and achievements in all areas of university life, including our leadership approach, our academic innovations, practical results in core operations and new collaborations with partners locally, nationally and globally.

Research with Impact – for research led by Professor Adam Hart and Professor Anne Goodenough to develop and implement low cost thermal imaging to reduce rhino poaching, creating results to support the UN global goals around life on land as well as governance, partnerships, consumption and education.

Total Reporting – for the balanced approach of our Annual Sustainability Report 2017-18 that showcases the range and diversity of our sustainability programme, from new student experiences, to progress on our environmental management objectives, to the latest curriculum changes and research developments across our academic schools.

Dr Alex Ryan, Director of Sustainability, said:

“Congratulations to our brilliant staff, students and partners for the success stories at the awards this year – it is terrific to be recognised for whole-institution change and to make the finals for the first time on research impact. Great to see people’s efforts recognised and to show how we are evolving our contributions to these critical global agendas.”

The results will be announced in November.