Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Recognition

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. 

2021

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)

2020

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

2019

Winner: Campus Health, Food and Drink

Winner: Total Reporting

Winner: Money for Good

2018

Winner: Sustainability Institution of the Year

Highly Commended: Outstanding Leadership Team of the Year

Shortlisted: Sustainability Champion – Student (Lizzie Rhoades)

Shortlisted: Benefitting Society

2017

Winner: Enterprise

Shortlisted: Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change

Shortlisted: Learning and Skills

2016

Shortlisted: Learning and Skills

Shortlisted: Facilitates and Services

2015

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.