University moves up 43 places in Green League

Colleagues' hard work and commitment to sustainability paid off to see us awarded a 2:1 in this year's Green League* results - up from a 2:2 in 2012.


“I’m really pleased with this achievement, and it’s something we can all be proud about, the improvement is testament to the hard work of a number of staff and students across the University as well as that of the Sustainability Team.” says Louise Ellis, Head of Sustainability. “The University takes sustainability very seriously and is constantly looking for ways to do better.

“Although we’ve improved our position by 43 places, this still means we are 58th place in the table, so we’re certainly not resting on our laurels. We’re currently developing an integrated sustainability strategy which draws together all our activities; operations, student education and research and innovation. This will ensure that sustainability is embedded into our curriculum, and engages students and staff in different activities, developing skills and promoting positive behaviour changes.

“We are also reviewing our processes to ensure sustainability is reflected in our decision-making, and looking at ways to reduce and improve our resource use.”

*The People & Planet Green League is an annual ranking by the national student campaign group that assesses the environmental and ethical performance of UK universities. For more details visit the People and Planet website. 

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