Nominations are now closed for the 2017 Sustainability Awards – thank you for your nominations and we look forward to celebrating everybody’s hard work at the awards ceremony in June.


There are five categories as follows:

1. Embedding Sustainability through Collaboration:

Staff or students who have shared skills, ideas or resources across the campus to ensure sustainable practice and values are embedded into the University culture.  This could include working together, reusing, buying collaboratively and sharing best practice.

2. Building Knowledge and Capacity: 

Anyone who has helped to educate staff or students on sustainability, who has incorporated the concept of a ‘living lab’ and has shared expertise across campus or the local area.  This could encompass skills linked to employability, local projects or an engaging and vibrant campus.

For the student award in this category, we are accepting submissions from undergraduates and postgraduates on their innovative dissertations or research proposals that highlight sustainability themes.  For more information and the application form please click here

3. Being a Positive Partner in Society: 

An individual or group who have helped the University to become a positive partner in the community through either fundraising, volunteering, education or collaboration with local businesses.  This could promote an opening and welcoming campus, involve cultural activity or see individuals acting as responsible members of the city.

4. Making the Most of Resources:

Staff or students that have implemented policies, ideas or encouraged behaviour changes to ensure efficient and effective resource management.  Nominations could focus on reducing and reusing, sharing, travel, self-generated energy or performance targets.

5. The Sustainable Purchasing Award:

Anyone who has encouraged best practice and innovation in University purchasing.  Nominee’s could have been involved in the process of purchasing more sustainable equipment or products.  In previous years this category has included looking into supply chains and creating sustainability procurement targets.

We are currently shortlisting nominations and inviting this shortlist to the Awards.  From the shortlists, one student and staff award will be presented in each category.  The awards ceremony is being held on Wednesday 7th June.

To view last year’s shortlist and winners, take a look at the Sustainability Awards Programme 2016