2020 Sustainability Institution of the Year Finalist: University of Worcester UK

Tags: International Green Gown Awards 2020 | Sustainability Institution of the Year

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University of Worcester - Small but Mighty - University of Worcester punches above its weight 

The University of Worcester may not be one of the largest universities in the UK but it was ranked first in the UK for Quality Education and Gender Equality and 33rd in the world in the recent THE University Impact Ranking. For many years it has consistently featured at the top of the People and Planet league and is known for the sustainable practices of its building (renovation and new buildings, such as The Hive), our integration of sustainability into curriculum, and notably our work with the community and with students. It is consistently innovating and collaborating, showing much can be achieved with few resources. The University is deeply committed to a democratic culture of inclusion, educational excellence and beneficial impact in society. Strong, sustained and supportive leadership, transparent reporting of challenges as well as successes, small sustained gains and taking staff with us at their pace are the features of Worcester’s approach. 

Top three learnings: 

  1. Include students, staff, governors and the local community in developing your vision. 
  2. We can’t do this on our own. Little by way of innovation occurs in isolation. 
  3. When it’s interwoven and inspirational more people can feel motivated to balance economic efficiency, social equity and environmental accountability.