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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…
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 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…
The University of Leeds and Leeds University Union #2023PlasticFree pledge was one of the first and boldest pledges to remove single-use plastic from any Higher Education organisation. It’s been two years since the pledge was made and our commitment is as strong as ever, despite the added complexity of the COVID-19 pandemic this year. Here…
The University of Leeds and Leeds University Union (LUU) have joined forces to support local food banks this winter. This year has proved challenging for food banks in Leeds. With demand skyrocketing, they have often struggled to support the people who rely on them. To combat this, we are asking staff and students to help,…
You may have spotted some new disposable cup recycling bins on campus this autumn. These new bins are from Forge Recycling and are designed to make it as easy as possible to recycle single-use disposable cups used for hot drinks with separate sections for the lids, the cup and any left over fluid. As it…
The University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University have joined forces to help further tackle antisocial student behaviour, funding additional patrols as part of a trial initiative. The extra Leeds Antisocial Behaviour Team (LASBT) and police patrols aim to reduce noise and nuisance behaviour in areas where students live. Working in partnership with Leeds City…