Our 2022 Finalists - At a glance

The Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland, in association with UKRI, are delighted to present the 84 Finalists, representing 51 Institutions, all vying for a prestigious Green Gown Award. 

Commenting on the Finalists:
Professor Sir Duncan Wingham, Executive Chair, Natural Environment Research Council, says “UKRI are proud to be headline sponsors of the Green Gown Awards and congratulate all the Finalists. Their work is helping us to meet the challenge of ensuring environmental sustainability is an inherent part of research and innovation excellence.”

Fiona Goodwin, CEO (Interim), EAUC – The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education and delivery partner for the Awards, “We are delighted to announce our 84 Finalists for 2022. We look forward to sharing their stories over the coming months and we are excited to be able to return to a physical Ceremony in November and we hope to see many of you there. We are proud to be working in partnership with UKRI and our supporters to again share these excellent initiatives from universities and colleges. See you in November!”

VISIT OUR SHOWCASE OF FINALISTS. Read all about their projects, top 3 learnings and how they relate to the UN SDGs. 


2030 Climate Action#   
Category Supporter: TEC

Borders College - Our sustainability journey

De Montfort University - Campus, City, Community – A holistic approach to carbon management

Gloucestershire College - GCZero

Keele University - IT’s Sustainable! : How Keele University are making their IT services more environmentally sustainable and responding to the Climate Emergency

King’s College London - King’s CAN: Co-creating climate action

Plymouth Marjon University - MarjonZero

University of the West of England, Bristol - Engineering the future

Benefitting Society#

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London - ReGo

North East Scotland College - Community heat and power partnership

University of Derby - DE-Carbonise

University of Plymouth - Addressing systemic barriers to accessing dental care for those experiencing homelessness

University of Wales Trinity saint David - Seeing dementia through their eyes (Living with Dementia)


Building Back Better  
Category Supporter: SFC

De Montfort University - DMU Global Online Learning

The University of Nottingham - The world’s first Micro Prospectus 

University of Warwick - Choose your way

Campus Health, Food and Drink

Durham University - Enactus Durham - The Ugly Fruit Group

Fircroft College of Adult Education - Catering function migration - From meat to wheat

Solent University - Cooked Fresh

The University of Sheffield - State of the art stainless steel milk churns

University of Bristol - Source - Ethical and sustainable food practices at the centre of campus life

University of Chester -Ready, Reset, Reuse, Go!

University of Reading - Giving Food More Thought™

University of Worcester - The Worcester Way to a healthy campus


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Sustainability

Glasgow Caledonian University - A climate justice focus on gender and mental health

University of St Andrews - Enactus - St Andrews Wise Community

University of the West of England, Bristol - Green Skills for jobs and entrepreneurship

University of Wales Trinity Saint David -Accessibility and Equality through digital learning


Money for Good

Queen’s University Belfast - The Big Loop Bike Hub at Queen’s University Belfast

University College Cork - Investing in a sustainable future 

University of Cambridge - Banking on a better future: Collaborative climate engagement with the banking sector 

University of Edinburgh - Supporting local action for a better Edinburgh


Next Generation Learning and Skills#

Brunel University London - Crossing borders to dismantle the boundary stones

Manchester Metropolitan University - Carbon Literacy for Universities & Colleges Toolkits

Reaseheath College - Collaboration: Field to fork project - schools

University of Bristol - Sustainability Champions

University of Reading - Climate in the Classroom. Leading transformation of climate education in UK schools and colleges  


Research with Impact – Institution

The University of Nottingham - The Trent Basin Community Energy Scheme

University College Cork - Corca Dhuibhne 2030 - Dingle Peninsula 2030

University of Aberdeen - Cool Farm Tool - Cropping global emissions from agriculture

University of Aberdeen - Making ends meet - Transforming the readymade garment industry with sustainability accounting

University of Aberdeen - Sharing the benefits of the Ocean

University of Aberdeen - The Lighthouse Field Station: Navigating marine species protection in the era of renewable energy

University of Plymouth - CobBauge: Constructing a low carbon future

University of the West of England, Bristol - Sustainable building today for a better tomorrow

University of the West of England, Bristol - UMBRELLA AQ: Developing a dense air quality network to improve health, transport and planning policy


Student Engagement#

Buckinghamshire New University - Bucks New Usage

City of Glasgow College - COP26 A Better Tomorrow Competition

Durham University - Greenspace Movement - Together we can make a difference

Edinburgh College Students’ Association - Edinburgh College Students’ Association Go Green

Falmouth University - Changing the University culture to accelerate sustainability

Lancaster University - ECOWoods: Growing a future

University of Exeter - Green Futures student solutions

University of Greenwich - Innocence Project London

University of Leicester - Earth to Leicester Law School

University of London - Reduce the Juice: Connect

University of Strathclyde - Strathclyde’s Climate Education Kick-Off


Sustainability Institution of the Year Award#
Category Supporter: EAUC

University College Cork - UCC’s Green Campus Programme

University College London - UCL: Making change possible today

University of Reading - The art of SMART sustainability leadership

University of the West of England, Bristol - Transforming Futures

Reporting with Influence
Category Supporter: Hillside Environmental Services

Falmouth University

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

University of Oxford

Tomorrow's Employees

Harrogate College - Feedback driven curriculums brought to life through collaboration: Embedding sustainability and excelling in retrofit provision

Nottingham Trent University - Enhancing graduate employability through embracing sustainability

University of Aberdeen - Sustainability Transitions - Feeding the demand for sustainability literate leaders

University of Gloucestershire - Empowering ChangeMakers

University of Leicester - Upskilling students to support Innovation for Good

University of the West of England, Bristol - Sustainable Global Public Health: A module of learning for undergraduate nursing students

York St John University - Living Labs: Air quality - Learning at the junction



Research with Impact – Student

Queen’s University Belfast - Joseph Fitzpatrick Ireland

University of Edinburgh - Jiacheng Sun

University of the West of England, Bristol - Rupert Gale


Sustainability Champion: Student
Category Supporter: Salix

Canterbury Christ Church University - Anastasia Sofia Semaan

King’s College London - Clarisse Mace

University of Bristol - Carlos Shanka Boissy Diaz

University of Edinburgh - Odara Medagedara

Sustainability Champion: Staff
Category Supporter: Salix

Cranfield University - Caroline Harris

King’s College London - Fatima Wang

Lancaster University - Darren Axe

The University of Nottingham - Lee Hibbett

University of Bradford - Prathivadi Anand

University of Cambridge - Chris Macdonald

University of the West of England, Bristol - Dr Verity Jones

# denotes winner automatically goes through to the International Green Gown Awards

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