Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Sustainability Awards

The Sustainability Awards offer an opportunity for staff and students to make a difference and contribute towards the University becoming more socially responsible and sustainable.

Everyone at the University can take part in the Sustainability Awards.

We have different types of Sustainability Award spanning the breadth of the University so that everyone can get involved.

Sustainable Lab Awards

UK Biochar Research Centre [Paul Dodds]
Work in a lab? The Sustainability Awards can give you the framework to help push your place of work to be more sustainable. They also reward good practice already taking place.

Sustainability at Home Awards

Shrubhill accommodation, Leith Walk  Elizabeth Lund, MA (Hons) Scandinavian Studies & History From UG Guide 2020  [Whitedog]
Many continue to spend time working and studying from home now that hybrid working is established. Make a positive impact even while off campus with the Sustainability at Home Awards, open to staff and students.

Changemaker Award

Sustainability Awards 2018 Changemakers
Do you know someone who's gone above and beyond to make the University more sustainable, or to inspire others to make change? Nominate them for our SRS Changemaker Award!

Student Residence Awards (paused)

Residence awards, sustainability awards 2017
Work together with students to promote and embed sustainable practices in your student residence.

Clubs & Societies Awards (paused)

Sustainable is Attainable: Clubs and Societies Awards - club illustrations: football, plant and music
Make your student club or society more sustainable by following our Sustainability Awards framework.

Previous winners

Sustainability Awards Past Winners Section Image - trophies
The Sustainability Awards, running since 2010, offer an opportunity for staff and students to make a difference and contribute towards the University becoming more socially responsible and sustainable.

The University Website Programme team would wholeheartedly recommend taking part in the Sustainability Awards. The help, support and online resources are excellent which makes the tasks easy and enjoyable to complete.

Sustainability is an essential aspiration for the University and can also save a lot of money but the big surprise for us was how much fun it all was. It became a focal point for the team over a number of weeks and helped pull the team closer together.

Bruce DarbyProject Manager, University Website Programme