Announcing the finalists of the Green Gown Awards 2013

10th July 2013

With 81 motivational and inspiring sustainability projects representing 53 educational institutions across the UK, the EAUC are delighted and proud to reveal the Finalists of the Green Gown Awards 2013 - all vying for the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the tertiary education sector.

View the list of 2013 finalists

"Sustainability is revealing its value"

2013 has proven to be another excellent year for entries to the Awards. With 216 entries received across 13 categories, there were some clear category favourites! The top three categories representing 42% of the overall applications were; Student and Staff Engagement (15%), Sustainability Champion Award (14%) and Facilities and Services (13%).

“In the face of tumultuous change, sustainability is revealing its value to the education sector. With Green Gown Award application numbers even higher than last year these sector leaders are finding new ways to build financially viable and resilient organisations which prepare employable graduates who are ready for the challenges ahead.” says Iain Patton, Chief Executive of the EAUC.

Continuing on from last year’s inaugural launch, the International Green Gown Award will see the UK winners from the Continuous Improvement, Social Responsibility and Student and Staff Engagement categories going head-to-head with the winners from Australasia.

The Finalists are now asked to submit their Stage 2 applications with a deadline of 11 September. We praise the unsuccessful entrants for their sustainability projects which collectively have a huge impact on sustainability for the sector. You are all drivers of sustainability change. We thank you for entering and we encourage you to apply again next year.

Celebrate in a listed railway turning shed...

To celebrate the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK, we are pleased to announce that we will be holding the Awards Ceremony in not only a sector venue but also one that holds sustainability at its core and has amassed a string of sustainability awards for its ongoing work across campus – encompassing the ethos of the Awards itself – the sharing of sustainability good practice across the tertiary education sector. This year’s venue is The Roundhouse, Derby College. Derby College is an EAUC Educational Member.

The Roundhouse is a beautiful and magnificent series of truly iconic buildings that have a world-renowned status in railway history. It was built in 1839 and is the world's oldest surviving railway turning shed and is a listed building. Following a £48 million renovation, it has been returned to its former glory with original features restored. We're delighted to welcome you all to see it in all its glory!

Book now to receive the early bird discount and remember all EAUC Members receive an additional discount!

Congratulations to all the Finalists and good luck with your Stage 2 entries!

View the list of finalists