University shortlisted as Finalist in three Green Gown Awards categories

Jul 12, 2021 | Staff

The University has been shortlisted for all three categories entered in the Green Gown Awards UK and Ireland. The awards recognise sustainability excellence in further and higher education institutions across a range of categories and are increasingly competitive each year.

Our 3 finalist entries this year represent the hard work and collaboration from a wide range of colleagues across the University:

  1. Student engagement – for our Live Smart programme

Live Smart is our student experience programme in sustainability co-created with students to make links between their immediate concerns (e.g. money, wellbeing and sense of community) and bigger picture issues the world faces for the future. The programme is led by students, supported by the Sustainability Team and colleagues across University. It offers communications, events and employability enhancing mini-challenges to advance sustainability goals with local community partners. Find out more here.

  1. Tomorrow’s employees – for our Radical Sustainability initiative

Radical Sustainability is our approach to education-industry partnerships which accelerates sustainability learning through collaboration. Kick started with a masterclass in 2019 developed with global pioneers and leaders in sustainable business, Interface; the initiative has led to innovative course developments and transformative sustainability solutions for our students and for local professionals. Find out more here.

  1. Reporting with influence – for our Annual Sustainability Report

This category aims to assess how sustainability is reported and how reports are used to impact and influence within the institution. Our entry for this category focused on our Annual Sustainability Report 2019-20 which shares performances and celebrates achievements, across all aspects of sustainability in the life of our university. Read the report here.


The judging for Stage 2 of this awards application will take place in September, and entries that pass this stage will go to the final, taking place in November 2021. Find out more about all this categories on the Green Gown website:

Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions