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The University’s efforts to fight the climate crisis have been recognised with an international award. The International Sustainable Campus Network named the University the winner of its ‘whole systems approach’ award. The prize recognises work to reduce carbon emissions and embed sustainability into research, teaching and governance, operations, and partnerships. It comes just weeks after the University was ranked 29th in the world for its contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Social and Civic Responsibility is one of the four areas of focus in the University’s Strategy 2030.

In April 2020, the University Executive approved a new Social and Civic Responsibility Plan. The plan sets out how the University will work towards Strategy 2030's vision to make the world a better place, and ensure that its actions and activities deliver positive change locally, regionally and globally.

This report communicates progress in implementing the Social and Civic Responsibility Plan. 

A list of strategic metrics for sustainability, social and civic responsibility issues, is included within this annual report. 

The University and Students' Association signed the Sustainable Development Goals Accord in 2017.

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