2013 winners

For the third year, the lab awards recognised departments for their work in creating safe, sustainable and secure laboratories.

Full list of Winners

Bronze Awards

  • Edinburgh College of Art
  • Moray House School of Education
  • The Procurement Office, Corporate Services Group
  • The Sports Union
  • University Website Programme, Information Services Group

Silver Awards

  • Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic
  • Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre
  • Joseph Black Building, School of Chemistry
  • Queen's Medical Research Institute, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Gold Awards

  • Bars, Edinburgh University Students' Association
  • Biomedical Teaching Organisation, School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems, School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Chancellor's Building, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
  • Chrystal Macmillan Building, School of Social and Political Science
  • Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Easter Bush Campus, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
  • Edinburgh Research and Innovation
  • Estates Operations, Estates and Buildings
  • Hugh Robson Building, School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Landscape Section, Estates and Buildings
  • Printing Services
  • 9 Infirmary Street, Estates and Buildings
  • Support Services, Estates and Buildings

Laboratories Awards


  • Hugh Robson Building, School of Biomedical Sciences
  • MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, Queen's Medical Research Institute


  • Biology Teaching Organisation, School of Biological Sciences
  • Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology
  • Joseph Black Building, School of Chemistry


  • Chancellor's Building, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
  • Roslin Institute, Easter Bush Veterinary Centre

Special Awards

The Special Awards celebrate outstanding work and innovation from individuals and departments.

Innovation Award

This award recognises innovative projects and ideas that go towards fulfilling our environmental and ethical objectives.

This year’s award went to a group of students who organised a festival to inspire and empower young people in the Edinburgh community to find the ways that they can get involved. It was hugely successful with over 400 people attending the event in March.

ACT! A Festival for Social Change

Cutting Carbon Footprint Award

This award recognises individuals and departments who have taken measures to reduce their carbon footprint.

This year’s winner developed a plugin for Microsoft Outlook, which calculates the most sustainable routes to meetings. Prioritising walking, cycling, and public transport, including the King’s Buildings Shuttle Bus. This promotes healthier ways of travelling to staff, but in doing so, also reduces the carbon impact of business travel.

Stewart Anderson, Edinburgh Research and Innovation

Best Energy Saving Idea Award

The Energy Saving Idea award encourages staff and students to share their own ideas about how the students’ association and the University could save energy.

This year’s winner tackled the major challenge of reducing utility costs in a research facility, home to large amounts of fridges and freezers. Controls were recently installed in the research facility, which will reduce power consumption and prolong the life of motors on the fridges and freezers.

Roslin Institute

Outstanding personal contribution

Awarded to staff and students nominated by their peers, this award recognises those who go the extra mile.

Heather Anderson

Marie Craigon

John Turpin