Loughborough University

Awards Ceremony Sponsor

Loughborough University is proud to be a sponsor of the Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland 2022.

The Awards Ceremony will take place at Loughborough University on 8 November 2022. For more information, please visit here.  

Loughborough is one of the UK’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research and innovation that makes a real difference to society. More than 90% of Loughborough’s research was rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’ in the last national assessment of UK universities’ research quality, and Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Further and Higher Education, which recognise research and innovation excellence for public benefit.

Having signed up to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the blueprint to achieve a better, more sustainable future for all, the SDGs are now reflected in much of our research and innovation and embedded throughout our day-to-day activities.

The University is a partner in the East Midlands Institute of Technology, whose graduates will form the highly advanced, net zero carbon workforce needed to lead the UK’s green and digital revolution and support the UK’s post-pandemic recovery.

One of our flagship research projects – the £40m UK Aid-funded Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) programme – is spearheading a rapid, global transition from the use of traditional fuels in cooking to cleaner gas and electric. The MECS programme is impacting international governments’ policies and planning, as well as businesses’ strategies, to accelerate the move to a greener future for billions around the world.

On our campus, the fourth pavilion of our SportPark building, which houses a number of internationally-renowned sporting organisations, is being constructed to Passivhaus Classic Accreditation – the world’s leading low-energy building standard. Our students and researchers also use our campus as a ‘living laboratory’, with the woods on the outskirts of our campus equipped for long-term forest monitoring, research and teaching, and our on-campus Fruit Routes initiative providing an enriched habitat for nature, a location for cultural activities and outdoor learning.

Find out more about how Climate Change and Net Zero will be at the core of our work over the next decade.