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Student Sustainability Research Conference

The annual University of Leeds Student Sustainability Research Conference allows students at all levels and across all disciplines to showcase their sustainability-themed research, projects, performances and installations. It is a great opportunity both to learn from others and to get inspiration and ideas for your own research projects.

Woman talking to someone in front of a poster display at the Student Sustainability Research Conference

Building knowledge and understanding of sustainability is fundamental to our teaching strategy here at Leeds, and we are committed to giving opportunities to students to take part in activities to promote sustainability.

We use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to drive our work in sustainability, and research from students at all levels (undergraduate and postgraduate) and across all disciplines with a link to the SDGs is welcome at the conference.

2024 Student Sustainability Research Conference

The Student Sustainability Research Conference will return on Wednesday 6 March 2024 in Parkinson Court at the University of Leeds. The deadline for applications to present has been extended until Sunday 10 December!

2023 Student Sustainability Research Conference

The 2023 conference took place in person on 28 March 2023, and for the first time featured students from 12 higher education institutions across Yorkshire.

2022 Student Sustainability Research Conference

The 2022 Student Sustainability Research Conference took place on Wednesday 8 June, with live online presentations alongside an in-person poster exhibition in Parkinson Court. The theme of Together For Our Planet was the driving force behind the COP26 climate change conference and the University's Climate Plan.

2021 Student Sustainability Research Conference

The 2021 conference was the first to take place entirely online, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The theme was No One Left Behind, and the presentations reflected and contributed to promoting elements of social equity and their intersections with climate and each other.


Applications Open for the Student Sustainability Research Conference 2024

Applications for The University of Leeds annual Student Sustainability Research Conference are open to students across all levels and disciplines from the twelve member institutions of Yorkshire Universities. The conference presents the opportunity for students to be inspired, share their sustainability-related research, and learn from their peers from across the region in a professional conference...

University of Leeds shortlisted for four Green Gown Awards

The University of Leeds are finalists in the 2023 UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards, after being shortlisted for four awards. The shortlisted projects are Gair Wood, Student Engagement through Residential Services and the Student Sustainability Research Conference, as well as PhD student Hazel Mooney being shortlisted for the student impact award.   The Green Gown...

Get involved in Climate Week 2023

Climate Week 2023 is taking place between Monday 27 – Friday 31 March and there’s lots of ways for you to get involved. Led by LUU, Climate Week aims to inspire students to take action and make changes to become more sustainable. Whether it’s learning more about climate change, attending different events or making small...

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