Guardian University Awards 2014 | Loughborough and Jamie fly sustainability flag high

SML-GuardianAwardsLoughborough University won the Sustainability project award while Jamie Agombar crowned to glory as the Inspiring Leader of UK higher education at the awards ceremony of The Guardian University Awards 2014 held on 27 February 2014.

Hosted by Victoria Coren Mitchell, the ceremony recognised the best practice, achievement and innovation in UK higher education.

Through popular vote, Jamie Agombar (Ethical and Environmental Manager, National Union of Students NUS) won the Higher Education’s Inspiring Leader award sponsored by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LfHE).

The awards comprised a range of categories, including the Sustainability project:

  • Business partnership
  • Communications campaign
  • Community contribution
  • Distance or online learning
  • Diversity initiative
  • Employability initiative
  • Facilities project
  • International project
  • Research impact
  • Student experience
  • Sustainability project
  • Teaching excellence
  • Widening participation

The Sustainability project award went to Loughborough University for its Eat Your Campus project, which aims to make more productive use of the campus’s green spaces as a food resource. University of Northampton and London School of Economics and Political Science were the runners up, for their Biodiversity Index and Sustainable Projects Fund, respectively.

Photographs from The Guardian website

 

More…

Guardian University Awards | Winners & Runners-up http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2014/feb/28/guardian-university-awards-winners

Guardian University Awards | Ideas Bank http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/series/guardian-university-awards-2014-ideas-bank

Guardian University Awards’ Inspiring Leader – Jamie Agombar

http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2014/feb/27/guardian-university-awards-inspiring-leader-jamie-agombar

Sustainability project | Winner: Loughborough University (Eat Your Campus)

http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2014/feb/18/winner-loughborough-university-sustainability-project

Sustainability project | Runner up: University of Northampton (Project: the Biodiversity Index)

http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2014/feb/18/runner-up-university-of-northampton-sustainability-project

Sustainability project | Runner up: London School of Economics and Political Science (Project: the Sustainable Projects Fund) http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2014/feb/18/runner-up-london-school-of-economics-and-political-science-sustainability-project

The Guardian Higher Education Network http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network

 

Related news posts on Sustainable University News website (this website):

Sustainability in Guardian University Awards 2014: LSE, Loughborough, Northampton and Jamie in the fray https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/sustainability-in-guardian-university-awards-2014-lse-loughborough-northampton-and-jamie-in-the-fray/

CELEBRATION: Guardian University Awards 2013 – University of Wales TSD wins Best Sustainability Project award https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/celebration-guardian-university-awards-2013-university-of-wales-tsd-wins-best-sustainability-project-award/

University of Northampton Biodiversity Index https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/university-of-northampton-biodiversity-index/

NUS announces 25 Students’ Green Fund projects in England https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/nus-announces-25-students-green-fund-projects-in-england/

Times Higher Education Awards 2013: Greenwich wins Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/times-higher-education-awards-2013-greenwich-wins-outstanding-contribution-to-sustainable-development/

Five questions and 100 delegates from 15 countries: COPERNICUS conference on higher education, sustainability and ESD https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/five-questions-and-100-delegates-from-15-countries-copernicus-conference-on-higher-education-sustainability-and-esd/

HEFCE London event: NHS Sustainable Development jab to higher education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/hefce-london-event-nhs-sustainable-development-jab-to-higher-education/

Nottingham tops UI GreenMetric World University Ranking 2013 – Bradford, Plymouth, Bath and Bangor in Top 20 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/nottingham-tops-ui-greenmetric-world-university-ranking-2013-bradford-plymouth-bath-and-bangor-in-top-20/

Green Gown Awards 2013 – Winners and Highly Commended https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/green-gown-awards-2013-winners-and-highly-commended-2/

Manchester Metropolitan tops People & Planet Green League 2013 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/manchester-metropolitan-tops-people-planet-green-league-2013/

Sierra Ranking 2013: University of Connecticut is America’s greenest https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/sierra-ranking-2013-university-of-connecticut-is-americas-greenest/

HEA-NUS Report 2013: Student attitudes towards and skills for sustainable development https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/hea-nus-report-2013-student-attitudes-towards-and-skills-for-sustainable-development/

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University Notes blog

Education’s role in addressing sustainability and ESD http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/educations-role-in-addressing.html

Higher Education’s role in building a sustainable world http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/higher-educations-role-in-building.html

Pathways to a sustainable university http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/pathways-to-sustainable-university.html

EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University (Part 1): curriculum content and delivery http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/education-pathway-to-sustainable.html

Opportunities for integrating sustainability across curricula (Part 2 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/opportunities-for-integrating.html

University of Planetshire approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 3 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/university-of-planetshire-approach-to.html

Outputs of the University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 4 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/outputs-of-university-of-planetshire.html

Will it work? – The University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 5 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/will-it-work-university-of-planetshire.html

 

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