Sustainability Awards

Each year we celebrate the sustainable achievements of students and staff at the University of Leeds with the Annual Sustainability Awards.

It doesn’t matter what you’re involved in, however big or small, whether you’re a student, a member of staff or involved in a team or an external charity or organisation working with the University in some capacity, we want to hear about it!

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

Previous winners

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

2019/20 recipients

We celebrated our Annual Sustainability Awards ceremony on social media.

Details of winners to be provided following Awards announcement under each category below can be found here.

Innovation Award

Recognises particularly original and inventive problem-solving in creating sustainable solutions.

Communication Award

Recognises effective engagement in communicating any aspect of sustainability in an accessible way.

Collaboration Award

Recognises effective and innovative collaboration across and within the university, tackling sustainability issues in an interdisciplinary way.

Outreach Award

Recognises examples of people working beyond the university with external organisations to achieve sustainability aims through positive impact partnerships. This award is open to nominations from external organisations working with the University.

Internationalisation Award

This award recognises and celebrates innovations regarding the internationalisation of the University, and ways that this can be achieved sustainably. This could be finding sustainable ways to perform international research, increasing access of international students to sustainability themes, or anything that celebrated our global links as a University.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Stay up to date

The Awards take place each summer. Sign up to the Sustainability newsletter and we’ll let you know when next year’s nominations go live!

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

We use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to guide our activity. Our work on the Sustainability Awards is linked to all of the SDGs.

Find out more about our impact on the SDGs.