Submissions for this award have now closed.

Many thanks to all those who submitted their abstract or proposal – to view the Awards programme click here


For the Building Knowledge and Capacity student award, we accepted submissions of undergraduate dissertation abstracts and postgraduate research proposals in recognition of the amazing work that contributes towards the University’s four Sustainability Strategy themes.

Shortlisted submissions were invited to the Sustainability Awards on Wednesday 7th June.


The 2017 shortlist:

Vishnu Kumar, School of Chemical and Process Engineering

‘Integrated Low Carbon Energy Solutions for Rural Communities’ – Increasing the efficiency of biodiesel production through the conversion of waste by-products into another low carbon fuel.

Maria Jose Castillo Conde, School of Earth and Environment

‘Economic Cost of Unsustainability’ – summarising the main issues that will impose unsustainable economic costs in Leeds, and researching the impacts of these consequences to sectors such as transport and infrastructure.

James Patrick Glover-Ochiltree, School of Earth and Environment (WINNER)

‘Realising the Benefits; an investigation into how social accounting mechanisms can help community-led renewable energy projects (CLREPs) to better evaluate, measure and profess their success’.


Click here to view all award categories for 2017