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Positive Impact Partners (PIP) is the University of Leeds gateway to connect the third sector and civic partners with our staff and students, to network, share knowledge and experiences, and form new partnerships. PIP has been developed in collaboration with staff and our external partners to increase collaboration, build knowledge and capacity to deal with local societal challenges and positively contribute to…
The University of Leeds has been recognised for its unique approach to transferability and interdisciplinary collaboration. At the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) Awards 2021 the Urban Biodiversity Monitoring Programme, part of the Leeds Living Lab, received the Partnerships for Progress Award. The award recognises how the programme brings together an interdisciplinary group of staff…
Food waste is a global challenge and the University of Leeds aims to lead the way in innovative approaches to reducing waste from our catering, cafes and restaurants. The idea for the Food Waste Living Lab came about through plans for the University to have its own anaerobic digester on-site back in 2014. Sadly, this…
The Living Lab for Air Quality began in November 2017, with the aim of building our knowledge of air quality and pollution on campus to shape action that drives improvements to our environment and to the health of our students, staff, and community. Findings from the Living Lab have been used to inform decision making…
The Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted the health, wellbeing and prosperity of our local communities. We’re inviting University, third sector and civic colleagues to join us at a workshop to explore the main challenges communities face post-Covid, discuss the existing examples of effective partnerships, and identify the ways in which we can work together to…
The past two years have been an exciting time for Sustainability at the University of Leeds, and the progress made has been highlighted in the latest Sustainability Report. In 2020, the University was recognised globally for its holistic approach to sustainability by achieving joint third in the UK and joint 11th globally in the Times…
The University of Leeds have joined the ‘Hedgehog Friendly Campus’ scheme. The scheme is a national programme that is funded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. It raises awareness of hedgehogs in urban settings and offers practical steps, training and support for Universities to improve their habitats.  The programme has an annual submission and depending…
The University of Leeds and Leeds University Union (LUU) joined forces this winter to help support local food banks. Donations from staff, students, and local residents made this support possible. We want to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made it possible to donate food items to Rainbow Junk-tion, Positive Action for Refugees…
Positive Impact Partners (PIP) is our flagship programme designed to increase collaboration with the third sector, build capacity, and positively contribute to our local communities. Through PIP we connect local third sector organisations with staff at the University to exchange knowledge and skills, share resources, and create new collaborative partnerships. Our programme benefits our PIP…
Positive Impact Partners (PIP) is our flagship programme designed to increase collaboration with the third sector, build capacity, and positively contribute to our local communities. Through PIP we connect local third sector organisations with staff at the University to exchange knowledge and skills, share resources, and create new collaborative partnerships. Our programme benefits our PIP…