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2024 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings announced

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The University of Leeds has been ranked 52nd globally for its contribution towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) according to the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024 published on 12 June 2024. With almost 2,000 participating universities in more than 100 countries, the University achieved an overall score of 91.7% for its contribution to...

First phase of campus geothermal energy project nears completion

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A project exploring the potential to use geothermal energy on campus is progressing well, with phase one nearing completion. The geothermal energy work forms part of the Net Zero Delivery Plan, which sets out the key projects that will help achieve the University's target of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Delivering Net...

Making moves in sustainable fashion with Scope

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In an exciting collaboration with Scope, the leading disability equality charity, we're making moves in sustainable fashion. Over the past two months, more than 30 dedicated volunteers, including students, staff, and local community members, have come together to contribute to this transformative project.  Together with Scope's retail team, we've transformed donated clothes into a unique...

The Student Sustainability Research Conference 2024: an event with collaboration at its core

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The University of Leeds Sustainability Service proudly hosted its annual Student Sustainability Research Conference on Wednesday 6 March 2024, with an unprecedented turnout that exceeded all expectations. The conference saw more than 500 people register to take part, including students, staff and community members. The event showcased the invaluable research of 108 student contributors from...

Careers in Sustainability Spotlight

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Thinking about your future career, and realising you don’t know where to start? Between 4 March - 8 March, the Careers Service are running a Sustainability Spotlight, with a host of events to help you kick start your career in sustainability! This week is designed to help you explore a sustainable future. Connect with employers...

Repair Café Success!

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Since its launch in November, our monthly Repair Café, in collaboration with Makerspace at the Edward Boyle Library, has had a fantastic impact. So far we’ve had 29 volunteers who, with the vast array of tools provided by Makerspace, have done 62 successful fixes! Students, staff, and community members alike have embraced the opportunity to...

Fighting Food Waste and Supporting the Community  

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The Sustainability Service has launched a new community pantry in collaboration with local community arts venue Left Bank. Situated at Left Bank on Cardigan Road, the community pantry is accessible to anyone to donate and collect surplus food. The project aims to promote sustainable behaviours around food consumption whilst helping people to save money, lower...

Leeds City Bikes Scheme Lands on Campus 

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A fleet of electric bikes has arrived on the University of Leeds campus as part of the Leeds City Bikes scheme, supported by the Sustainable Travel principle of the University Climate Plan.  The distinctive yellow and grey electric bikes are available to hire by the minute through an app. They are designed to help more...

Work begins on University’s Net Zero Delivery Plan 

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Work has begun this week on two projects that contribute towards the ‘delivering net zero’ principle of the University of Leeds Climate Plan.  On campus, test drilling has commenced to explore the potential to use geothermal heat to contribute to our heating requirements, whilst at the Brownlee Triathlon Centre in north Leeds, work has commenced...