Social Responsibility and Sustainability


Find out what awards and recognition the department's work has received.

Green Gown Awards

Green Gown Awards 2020 winner graphic

Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards UK and Ireland recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK and Ireland as the education sector leads a path to efficiency, employability and better quality of life all. 


Finalist: 2030 Climate Action (Positive Futures)

Finalist: Benefitting Society (supporting local action)

Finalist: Enterprise (student-led social enterprise)

Finalist: Next Generation Learning and Skills (Students as Change Agents)

Finalist: Sustainability Institution of the Year Award (social and civic responsibility)


Winner: Campus of the Future (Biodiversity and climate adaptation)

Finalist: Campus of the Future  (Sports and Exercise)

Finalist: Next Generation Learning and Skills: the ESSA Project


Winner: Campus Health, Food and Drink

Winner: Total Reporting

Winner: Money for Good


Winner: Sustainability Institution of the Year

Highly Commended: Outstanding Leadership Team of the Year

Shortlisted: Sustainability Champion – Student (Lizzie Rhoades)

Shortlisted: Benefitting Society


Winner: Enterprise

Shortlisted: Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change

Shortlisted: Learning and Skills


Shortlisted: Learning and Skills

Shortlisted: Facilitates and Services


Winner: Facilities and Services

Shortlisted: Student Engagement

Investors in People

Investors in People silver banner

The Department achieved an Investors in People Silver accreditation in 2017, which lasted until 2020.