Staff and Student Awards Results!
We are incredibly proud of the sustainability changes being led by our staff and students across the University and always enjoy celebrating these at the annual staff and student awards.
The sustainability award category in the staff awards recognises colleagues whose contributions are making the university an innovative environment for learning, collaboration and practice in sustainability, demonstrating the connections between people and planet for the benefit of students, the university and the wider world.
The following staff were shortlisted finalists for the 2021 Sustainability Staff Award:
- Andrew Lansley and Tom Soper, Senior Lecturers in Music Business
- The Oxstalls Biodiversity Project Team
- Professor Arran Stibbe, Professor in Ecological Linguistics
Huge congratulations to this year’s staff winner – Arran Stibbe, Professor in Ecological Linguistics!
A longstanding champion of sustainability, Arran continually goes the extra step to support the wider world and the university. He has been a key player in the university’s sustainability developments, including developing a new online course offer that combines sustainability education principles with TESOL as well as collaborating with the Sustainability Team to develop and deliver new online sustainability education. This is on top of his continued teaching on sustainability in the English subject area, supporting students, and his involvement in local sustainability issues in his community.
The Green Gnome in the SU student awards recognises all round excellence in sustainability.
Our huge congratulations here goes to our very own Will Weaving and Nikki Rimell!
Nikki and Will have worked part time with the Sustainability Team this year as Communications Officer and Live Smart Co-ordinator – working hard to deliver student-led and engaging content carefully adapted for the challenges of the pandemic.
Their creativity and drive has been seen in a range of ways from video advent calendars, to virtual Fairtrade Bake Offs and crafting covid-safe student volunteering opportunities through the Live Smart Community Challenge.