UWTSD receives ‘First Class’ award in People & Planet University League


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has received a First Class award in the People & Planet University League 2017, placing 12th in the UK and 3rd in Wales.

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The award ranks UWTSD as one of the greenest Universities in the UK in this year’s league, placing 12th in the UK and 3rd in Wales, climbing 15 spaces from last year. The University received the highest score of 100% in Education, demonstrating our commitment to education for sustainable development.

Pro-Vice Chancellor for Sustainability and EngagementDr Jane Davidson said: “We are immensely proud to be listed as a First Class University in this year’s People & Planet University League. In just four years UWTSD has climbed from 113th to 12th position, and placed 1st in Wales and 8th in the UK in 2015, which is a testimony to how we have placed sustainability at the heart of our University and at the core of our operations. Thank you to all of the staff and students for their hard work and dedication that has made this possible.”

Carolyn Hayles, Academic Lead for the Institute of Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness (INSPIRE) said: “Achieving 100% in the Education section is great recognition of the work we have been doing across the institution to embed sustainability and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act in to all areas of our teaching. Here at UWTSD we are dedicated to creating graduates that are equipped and skilled to make a positive impact on our society and environment in the future, and our unique programme of sustainability education is key to this.”

This news comes as staff from the University prepare to attend the Green Gown Awards where the INSPIRE Internship project has been shortlisted by the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) in the Employability category.

The independent league is run by People & Planet, Britain’s largest student network campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment. Each year they rank UK Universities, awarding them a First Class, 2:1, 2:2, Third or Fail on their performance under 13 environmental and ethical criteria including Environmental Policy, Worker’s Rights, Student Engagement and Carbon Reduction.

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