Sustainability awards

UWE Bristol and The Students' Union at UWE have gained external recognition for their efforts to improve their sustainability performance across the board – for their teaching and research, for their professional services and for the dynamism and creativity of individual students and staff.



  • The Knowledge Exchange for Sustainability Education (KESE) Team picked up an Advance HE Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence.
  • The Students' Union at UWE retained their Excellent Green Impact Accreditation and were awarded for the second year running the ‘Overall Highest Scoring Students’ Union award’.
  • The University and The Students' Union at UWE received several awards in the South West Fairtrade Business awards. 
  • We retained our ISO 14000.1 Environmental Management system certification.


  • We were awarded two International Green Gown Awards.
  • We received an ‘Excellent’ accreditation in the NUS Green Impact awards and were overall winner.
  • In November, we were finalists in nine categories and highly commended in three of the 2017 Green Gown awards.


Excellent: NUS Green Impact logo Conservation Optimism logo  
Fairtrade Awards 2018 gold medal Winner Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence 2018 AJA logo
Green Gown Awards International NUS Responsible Futures accreditation Green Gown Awards 2017 Finalist
Green Gown Awards 2017 Highly Commended Earth champions logo People and Planet 1st award class University League 2017
Gold Business Award 2016 Fairtrade cafe award 2016 NUS Green Impact award
Green Gown Winner West of England Green 50 Bristol 2015 Strategic Partner
 Bristol Green Volunteers Award
Bristol Green Volunteers Awards:
  • Spirit of 2015
  • Student Volunteer of the Year 2015
 GO procurement award  AJA Registrars and UKAS Management Systems

Go greenSoil Association - Food For Life Silver Catering award

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