International Green Gown Awards

2nd February 2015

We are excited to present the 2 UK institutions with their International Green Gown Awards. Hull College won the Social Responsibility Award for their inspiring project to transform derelict properties and Manchester Metropolitan University won the Student Engagement Award for their passionate student-led food network.

The International Green Gown Awards were announced on 6th November at the ACTS Conference in Tasmania, Australia. Tertiary education institutions from Australasia, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg went head to head to win coveted International Awards.

In December Iain Patton, EAUC CEO and Chris Thompson, Account Director Education for BT went to visit Hull College to present their Award. Gary Warke, Chief Executive and Shane Foster, Head of School – Construction and Green Energy Skills accepted the International Award. The day was a great success and provided Hull College the opportunity to share their inspiring East Hull Voids project where they transform run-down and derelict properties to provide affordable homes for the community. Iain and Chris got to meet the students who gain hands-on experience and work-based activities, which helps employability of the students and provides them with a direct-link to job opportunities.

Shane commented ‘Chris and Iain who presented the award were really impressed with the refurbished house down Middleburg St, we also showed them a property which we have just started to give them a feel for the work which our students undertake.’

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We then sent Iain off to Manchester Metropolitan University to present their International Award for their Met MUnch project. Iain and Angela James, BT Account Director for North West Universities had the opportunity to learn more about their inspiring student-led food network. The Awards presentation with Dr Myszka Guzkowska, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Success), Haleh Moravej, Senior Lecturer Food Nutrition and MetMunch Entrepreneur, Penny Renwick, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Quality and Development. The Met MUnch students showed how impressive this project is with so many benefits such as real life experiences, promoting sustainable nutritious lifestyles and essential skills for students - all through foodie fun.

Click here to find out more about Manchester Metropolitan University's inspiring project

Thank you to both Hull College and Manchester Metropolitan University for sharing your internationally Award winning projects and congratulations once more!

Thank you to Angela and Chris from BT for presentating the Awards.

RMIT University (Australia) was awarded the Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change Award for their vision of shaping sustainable cities. 

The 2015 Green Gown Awards open for applications on 1 May 2015.
Iain Patton and Angela James presents the Award to Met MUnch students and staff Iain Patton and Chris Thompson presents the Award to Hull College International Green Gown Awards image #3