2021-22 Sustainability Awards recipients

The Sustainability Awards celebrate staff and students who actively contribute to the University becoming more socially responsible and sustainable.

The winners were announced online on Friday 8 April 2022. Congratulations to all of the recipients!

39 individuals and teams received an award this year, and an additional 21 staff and student teams took part.

Why not listen to the A Cappella Society's brilliant musical performance as you read about the success of staff and student recipients?

Join the celebration on social media by using the hashtag #SustAwards


Changemakers' Awards

Sustainability Awards 2022 - Changemakers Awards "2022/22 Changemaker" rosette

28 Changemaker Awards have been awarded.

The SRS Changemakers’ Award recognises current students and staff who have made a noticeable positive impact by: 

  • undertaking an impactful socially responsible or sustainable project; 
  • or by inspiring others to act in a more socially responsible or sustainable way.

SRS Changemakers' Awards


Sustainability Awards 2022 Student Residence Awards - Deaconess and New Arthur Place and Salisbury Court

Student Awards

28 student groups have participated in total, with 10 receiving gold or silver awards, and 18 taking part.

The Student Residence Awards provide a framework of actions to support students engage with their neighbours and students in University accommodation, raising awareness of the climate crisis and the Sustainable Development Goals, while encouraging sustainable changes to everyday practices.

Student Residence Awards

Sustainability Awards 2022 - Clubs and Societies Student Awards - Hillwalking Club and Lacrosse

Students who took part in the Clubs and Societies Sustainability Awards chose from 30 actions to make positive social change. These included light-touch actions like using active travel or using reusable water bottles down to more hands-on actions such as applying for project funding or taking part in a campaign.

Sports clubs or student societies could work towards a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.

Clubs & Societies Sustainability Awards


Office Sustainability Awards 2022 Easter Bush staff litter pick

Staff Awards

One team, Easter Bush Campus, achieved their award, with two continuing to work on their awards.

This is the last year of the Office Sustainability Awards.

Office Awards replaced by new Sustainability Framework

One lab team is working on their award.

The Lab Awards are designed for lab-based staff. The Lab Award Toolkit can be applied at any scale, from a single lab up to an entire building or research centre. It is up to each team to decide how large of an area to enter in the Lab Awards, and teams can enter at Bronze, Silver or Gold level.

Lab Awards 


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Sustainability Awards

Part of Sustainability Action Week, April 2022

Take action: staff

Take action: students